Take Me Home Tonight – Eddie Money

October 7, 2021

Today’s song is the hit tune “Take Me Home Tonight. ” It’s an American rock song recorded by singer Eddie Money.

Song Facts

  • It was released in 1986 as a single from his “Can’t Hold Back” album.
  • The song’s chorus includes a sample of the 1963 hit song “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes.
  • After some encouragement, original Ronettes singer Ronnie Spector reprised her role on the recording bringing new life to both singers’ careers.
  • The hit song “Take Me Home Tonight” is actually two songs in one. After calling her out of retirement, Money was over the top excited when Spector agreed to re-record the chorus “Be My Little Baby” for the song.
  • Spector even appeared in the video with Money, introducing her to a whole new generation of fans.
  • The song is credited with reviving Money’s declining career as the single reached the number four spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in November of 1986. The song also brought Ronnie Spector out of retirement, and she started touring again.
  • Money received a Best Male Rock Vocal Performance Grammy Nomination in 1987. The song ultimately became Eddie Money’s biggest hit.
  • The song’s success was a career-high for Money, who then recorded six more top 40 hits through 1992.
  • After a lifelong battle with addiction, he kicked alcohol and drugs in early 2000.

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

I feel a hunger, it’s a hunger

That tries to keep a man awake at night

Are you the answer? I shouldn’t wonder

When I feel you with my appetite

With all the power you’re releasing

It isn’t safe to walk the city streets alone

Anticipation is running through me

Let’s find the key and turn this engine on

I can feel you breathe

I can feel your heart beat faster

Take me home tonight

I don’t want to let you go ’til you see the light

Take me home tonight

Listen honey, just like Ronnie sang, “Be my little baby”

I get frightened in all this darkness

I get nightmares I hate to sleep alone

I need some company, a guardian angel

To keep me warm when the cold winds blow

I can feel you breathe

I can feel your heart beat faster

Take me home tonight

I don’t want to let you go ’til you see the light

Take me home tonight

Listen honey, just like Ronnie sang, “Be my little baby”

Be my little baby

Just like Ronnie sang, just like Ronnie sang

“Be my little baby, baby my darling”

I feel a hunger, it’s a hunger

Take me home tonight

I don’t want to let you go ’til you see the light

Take me home tonight

Listen honey, just like Ronnie sang, “Be my little baby”

Take me home tonight

I don’t want to let you go ’til you see the light

Take me home tonight

Listen honey, just like Ronnie sang, “Be my little baby”

Take me home tonight

I don’t want to let you go ’til you see the light

Take me home tonight

Listen honey, just like Ronnie sang, “Be my little baby”

Take me home tonight

I don’t want to let you go ’til you see the light

Take me home tonight

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