I Need You Tonight

Professor Green, Ed Drewett

About I Need You Tonight

"I Need You Tonight" is a song by British rapper and singer Professor Green, featuring vocals from British singer-songwriter Ed Drewett and produced by The ThundaCatz. The song samples "Need You Tonight", originally written and performed by Australian rock band INXS. The song was released as the lead single from his debut album Alive Till I'm Dead on 9 April 2010 as a digital download and was released physically as a CD single the following day. It reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.  


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Hello babe, what's happening, you cool?
(Ah yeah you alright? What's happening?)
Yeah I'm good, what's goin' on?
(Yeah, nothing er chillin')
Alright, what you up to later?
(Oh yeah about that, um, dya know what I'm really busy can I call you back?)
This ain't so stereotypical man, not for a stereotypical man, It should be me that wants to get rid of you instead it's you that don't give a damn (what?) It was meant to be a one night 'ting, nothing more than a little one night fling, now when I'm in need you're the one I ring I (I need you tonight)

But she's playing hard to get, brunette with such class she's hard to forget, see at first I wasn't after her heart but I couldn't stop thinking about her after I left. I'm beginning to lose my cool, it appears in love I have fallen (whoops!) I'm ready to put my all in and all she does is ignore my calls!

She's everything I want, but all that I don't need
How can she be so hot, yet be so cold to me
How can it be so wrong, and yet it feels so right
I wish I never, but I need you tonight!

This lady is driving me crazy, she blows hot and cold like the AC. I just can't figure her out next time I'm with her I'm pinning her down (Oi) I'm gonna' find out if she's on it or not (not, not) 'cos all of this shit is long (long, long) See I front like I'm okay but I'm not, I'm being played at my own game and it's long (long blud). I ain't no ediot, I'm pro I'm no intermediate so next time she phones me I ain't even gonna pick up the phone to speak in it (ring) nope, swear down, (ring) wait a minute, that's her now..

(I really wanna' see you today)
(Alright, just give me a time and a place and I'm there)

She's everything I want, but all that I don't need
How can she be so hot, yet be so cold to me
How can it be so wrong, and yet it feels so right
I wish I never, but I need you tonight!

I need you, I need you
I need you, I need you
I need you, I want you,
Won't stop until I've got you,
There's nothing that I won't do,
I need you tonight,

Look, I ain't never been the type to be this (no) I ain't never been the type to be with, she's exposin' a side of me that, I'm tryna' fight, I'm tryna' hide! My pride, I'm tryna' find it, but ain't seen it I'm an edjit, I know I can't help it im fiending!
(I need you tonight)

She's everything I want, but all that I don't need
How can she be so hot, yet be so cold to me
How can it be so wrong, and yet it feels so right
I wish I never, but I need you tonight!

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Professor Green

Stephen Paul Manderson (born on 27 November 1983), better known by his stage name Professor Green, is an English pop star. He was signed to The Beats, a record label run by Mike Skinner and Ted Mayhem, until 12 February 2008, when the label terminated. He rose to success upon winning the inaugural JumpOff MySpace £50,000 battle rap tournament in July 2008. Following this in 2009, Manderson worked with Lily Allen on her 2009 concert tour. In 2006 he released his first mixtape, Lecture #1. After his first record label, The Beats, went under he produced on his own an EP called The Green EP. After he toured with Lily Allen he was signed to Virgin Records and released "I Need You Tonight" featuring Ed Drewett, based around INXS's "Need You Tonight" through the lab… more »

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Artist Information
"I Need You Tonight" is by British rapper Professor Green. Born as Stephen Paul Manderson, Professor Green is known for his clever wordplay and unique takes on popular tracks as seen in his various hit singles.
Song Classification
"I Need You Tonight" is a single from Professor Green's debut studio album, "Alive Till I'm Dead." The genre of the song is British hip hop or grime.
Track Sampling
The song samples the 1987 hit "Need You Tonight" by INXS. This adds a distinct rock flavor to the otherwise rap-heavy song.
Release Date
"I Need You Tonight" was released on 9 April 2010, several months ahead of the release of the full album on 19 July 2010.
Chart Performance
It debuted at number three on the UK Singles Chart. This was Professor Green's first single to reach the top 10 in the UK.
Featured Artist
The track features English singer-songwriter, Ed Drewett, who lends his vocals to the song's chorus.
Song Theme
The song talks about a frustrated, one-sided romantic relationship, whereby the protagonist is unable to cope with his partner's behavior but still holds onto the relationship.
Music Video
A music video accompanied the release of the song, featuring a comedic approach to the song's lyrics with Professor Green pursuing a girl who is clearly uninterested in him.
Song Reception
The song has been praised for its catchy chorus and clever lyrics, helping to solidify Professor Green's position in the UK music scene.
Live Performances
Professor Green has performed "I Need You Tonight" live at several music festivals and television appearances, further cementing its popularity among fans.

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