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Tonight. supercut

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A compilation dedicated to my "favorite" cliche in music. This is mostly for the eyes of music fans like me, but allow me to explain the context of this. For those who are of the Todd Squad, most of us should remember in Todd in the Shadows' "Hey Soul Sister" review where he criticized the song for ending its chorus very predictably with "tonight," condemning it as a form of lazy songwriting. I'm surprised that no one has gone around to prove how common it was for songs to end its chorus with the word "tonight" and yet there are few compilations that exist for the so-called millennial whoop. As I should say, that changes now. After doing some diving, I was surprised to find myself feeling stumped at times in finding some examples for the very topic of this supercut, but there's a reason for that, which I will get to in a moment.

Apologies that it's not in video form because I hardly have any video-making software atm, but the examples listed below have hyperlinks to the clips that I've cropped through YTCropper. This compilation is dedicated to some specific songs that build-up to the word "tonight" like one might expect, or treat "tonight" as the missing link to the end of a stanza, whether it'd be in the chorus, or before it. Keep it mind, because I've listed one of these songs as an example for displaying the cliche, that doesn't mean that I think the song itself is bad. There's quite a lot within the bunch that I really love. Anyways, here are 40 examples that I've managed to find. To make it interesting, I've decided to challenge myself and find examples that don't have "tonight" contained in the song title. Some examples here are strong, but admittedly some aren't so much:

(And just for the record, I've listed these songs in a random order except the last one)

-"Breaking the Habit" - Linkin Park
-"Drive" - The Cars
-"Cold Water" - Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ
-"You'll Never Know" - The Maine
-"Hero" - Enrique Iglesias
-"A Thousand Miles" - Vanessa Carlton
-"Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" - Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine
-"Beneath Your Beautiful" - Labrinth featuring Emeli Sande
-"Black Celebration" - Depeche Mode
-"Save the World" - Swedish House Mafia
-"Sunday Bloody Sunday" - U2
-"Hit the Lights" - Selena Gomez & The Scene
-"We Are Young" - fun. featuring Janelle Monae
-"Lay Me Down" - Sam Smith
-"Here with Me" - The Killers
-"Perfect" - Ed Sheeran
-"Behind the Wheel" - Depeche Mode
-"Promises" - Calvin Harris and Sam Smith
-"Simple and Clean" - Utada Hikaru
-"Selfish" - Future featuring Rihanna
-"First Time" - Styx
-"Dark Paradise" - Lana Del Rey
-"Big in Japan" - Alphaville
-"So What" - P!nk
-"Seen It All" - Jake Bugg
-"Run This Town" - Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kanye West
-"Something About You" - Level 42
-"Good Luck Charm" - Elvis Presley
-"Gypsy" - Lady Gaga
-"The Great Escape" - Boys Like Girls
-"Helena" - My Chemical Romance
-"Your Love" - The Outfield
-"Take Back the City" - Snow Patrol
-"The Adventure" - Angels & Airwaves
-"Thriller" - Michael Jackson
-"Oh Well, Oh Well" - Mayday Parade
-"If I Lose Myself" - OneRepublic
-"Rewrite the Stars" - Zac Efron and Zendaya
-"Come Wake Me Up" - Rascal Flatts
-"Hey Soul Sister" - Train (saving the "best" for last)

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