“This Is the Night” by Clay Aiken
Clay Aiken’s “This Is the Night” is a love song, in which the vocalist has resolved to make most of the evening with his significant other. His disposition, at least in part, is based on the idea that tomorrow is not to be taken for granted.
And that notion was actually introduced into the narrative as a result of this tune being released freshly post-9/11. In that regard, what it is meant to relay is an idea like giving your loved ones their flowers while they can smell them.
And with that in mind, truth to be told there isn’t really any explicitly-romantic language found in the lyrics. But this being a romantic love song is definitely the logical implication nonetheless, considering for instance that a metaphor like perceiving ‘heaven in someone’s eyes’ isn’t the type of thing you would say to your mom.
And even beyond the general sentiment of appreciation, it would seem that this may also be the night where the vocalist is making some type of big move with the addressee, perhaps resolving to make love to him/her for the first time, or something like that.
Like he’s feeling that type of amorous vibe and wants to capitalize on it. Indeed it can even be said that he’s going to try something bolder, like proposing marriage, taking into consideration that he uses language like “all our tomorrows begin after tonight”.
What is conclusive though is that whatever he’s intending, it represents some type of milestone in his relationship with the addressee.
“This Is the Night” Facts
Artist(s): Clay Aiken
Writing: Chris Braide, Aldo Nova, and Gary Burr have been credited for writing this song
Production: Steve Mac was responsible for producing this track
Release: June 10 of 2003
Album/EP: “Measure of a Man”
Was “This Is the Night” a single release?
Yes. It featured on Aiken’s 2003 album, “Measure of a Man”.
- Fabio Owada – January, 2010
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The “Measure of a Man” Album
This Is the Night is the debut single of American singer Clay Aiken. The song is the thirteenth song on the tracklist of his debut album, Measure of a Man, released through RCA Records on October 14, 2003.
It was also the first set of music released by Clay Aiken after his participation in the second season of American Idol.
The album contains twelve songs, all of which were written by other renowned songwriters. These writers include Chris Braide, Andreas Carlsson, Desmond Child. The most successful song on the album was This Is the Night, and it maximized the success of the entire album.
In January 2004, the first single on the album’s tracklist, Invisible, reached number 8 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary list and number 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It eventually earned a gold status from RIAA for its digital downloads.
The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 613,000 copies in its first week. It also remained at number one for two weeks in a row.