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Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” is a song by Rod Stewart, recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio inSheffield, Alabama for his 1976 album A Night on the Town. The song became his second US chart topper on theBillboard Hot 100, peaked at #5 in UK, #3 in Australia and charted well in other parts of the world as well. It was the number 1 song in Billboard’s 1977 year-end chart.

According to Dan Peek of America, Stewart’s inspiration for “Tonight’s the Night” was America’s Top 30 hit “Today’s the Day“: Peek recalls that one evening when he and his guest Rod Stewart were playing together in Peek’s home recording studio: “I played ‘Today’s the Day’, the song I had been working on. Rod said that he liked it and that it gave him an idea for a song. Of course after his recording of ‘Tonight’s the Night’ came out I laughed when I remembered what he’d said. I’m sure I probably smacked my forehead and said: ‘Why didn’t I think of that'”?

Billboard Hot 100 number one single
13 November 1976 – 1 January 1977

Billboard Hot 100 Year-End number one single
1977

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