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Kesha
Written by Kesha Sebert
Stephen Wrabel
Ajay Bhattacharyya
Produced by Stint
Background
vocals by
Stephen Wrabel
Ajay Bhattacharya
Chelsea Gillis
Length 3:15
Album
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Single chronology
Previous Raising Hell
Next Chasing Rainbows

"Tonight" is a song by Kesha and is the opening track from her fourth studio album, High Road, due to be released on January 10, 2020. A snippet of the song can be heard in the official trailer for the album. Later at her Halloween party, Kesha played the song and was recorded by some fans. The full song leaked on January 25, 2020. According to Kesha's TikTok, "Tonight" is due to be the second single from High Road[1]. She later confirmed the song will be released January 28, 2020.

Background

When I first started making the record, I wasn't so sure how honest I could be about who I am and where I'm at in my life. I didn't want to take away from or minimize what I've been through by coming out with songs that are about me going out and having fun. And it took me a little bit of time to really come to terms with the fact that I don't owe it to anybody to be eternally miserable. It's kind of a sound-f**kery, because you think it's going to be a ballad and then it goes into me doing my s**t-talking—kind of a quintessential off-of-my-first-record thing that I purposefully left off of Rainbow. This is a record for my fans, because they have been there for me through all of the bulls**t I've gone through and I just wanted them to know I'm back and I'm ready to have a f**king amazing night and tonight's the night to do that. That's what I wanted to open the record with.

When asked by a fan on Reddit who the Chelsea is that is mentioned in the song, Kesha answered,

...that song was written about how I took my personal assistant/director of operations out for her birthday last year to an Elton John show and we had one of the best nights ever. It was very fun and ended seeing sunrise and getting shitty tattoos.

Lyrics

Tonight's the best night of our lives
Can you feel it? I can feel it
We got it all, if we're alive
If we're breathing, we're still breathing
You and I, we're flying high
Gonna feel like this forever
Tonight's the best night of our lives
So take me out tonight

Bitch, we going out tonight
Bitch, we going out
B-b-b-bitch, we going out tonight
Bitch, pick up your phone (Phone)
Bitch, we going out tonight
Bitch, we going out
B-b-b-bitch, we going out tonight
Bitch, pick up your phone

Okay, we're going out tonight, don't wanna stay home
I got my girls to call the Uber 'cause I can't find my phone
I'm getting ready, mani-pedi, fancy shit with the leathers
Now we're looking for some trouble like we huntin' for treasure

I'm feeling alright
Haven't seen my boyfriend in a few nights
I don't give a fuck 'cause I am so high
Me and all my girls are lookin' so fly, yep

Tonight's the best night of our lives
Can you feel it? Can you feel it? (Oh)
We got it all, if we're alive
If we're breathing, I'm still breathing

Okay, we stayin' up tonight, there's no turnin' back
I got my shorties up so high, bet y'all think I'm runnin' track
Just found out me and Elton John have the same shoes, that's a fact
Hey Chelsea, do you mind if I put this wine in your backpack?

I'm gettin' so drunk
Haven't seen my boyfriend in a few months
Oh, don't know if it's weed or if it's a skunk
Me and all my girls are fuckin' on one, yeah (Woo)

Tonight's the best night of our lives
Can you feel it? I can feel it
We got it all, if we're alive
If we're breathing, we're still breathing
You and I, we're flying high
Gonna feel like this forever
Tonight's the best night of our lives
So take me out tonight (No)

Bitch, we going out tonight (Yeah, woo)
Bitch, we going out (Ayy)
B-b-b-bitch, we going out tonight (Hey, ayy)
Bitch, pick up your phone (Hey, hey, phone)
Bitch, we going out tonight (Hey, hey)
Bitch, we going out (Hey, hey)
B-b-b-bitch, we going out tonight (Hey, hey)
Bitch, pick up your phone (Hey, hey)

Tonight, tonight, won't you take me out
Tonight, tonight, won't you take me out
Tonight, tonight, won't you take me out
Tonight, tonight, won't you take me out
Tonight, tonight, won't you take me out (We goin' out tonight)
Tonight, tonight, won't you take me out (We goin' out tonight)
Tonight, tonight, won't you take me out (We goin' out tonight)
Tonight, tonight, won't you take me out (We goin' out tonight)
Tonight?

Trivia

  • This is Kesha's favorite song from the album.
  • Kesha named an eyeshadow shade from her make-up line, Kesha Rose Beauty, after this song. The shade "Tonight" is a glittery black color.

Video

Live performances

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