21 Songs About Last Night (2023)

A lot can happen in a night; and usually, that is the time when we feel the most. Some people even report bouts of depression that only attack them during nighttime, while others claim that the more darkness falls, the more fully they can live their lives.

Either way, it’s impossible to describe how much a single night can affect or even change a person overnight. That is why some, like musicians, find it the easiest to express their emotions through a form of art: music.

With that, we have compiled the best songs about “last night” that will certainly leave a lasting impression on you.

21. Where Did You Sleep Last Night? – Nirvana

Nirvana, the famous American band in the 80s and 90s, is now prepared to make us “shiver the whole night through” with their cover of this alternative rock song, “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?” The band’s performance on MTV in New York singing this track will make you think of a night that broke you the most.

20. Last Night Together – Mia Joy

The soulful piano, combined with Mia Joy’s angelic voice, is here to take you to another dimension. This alternative song, “Last Night Together,” is from her album Spirit Tamer, released in 2021. It only took her nine lines to complete this four-minute song, demonstrating how beautifully and heartrendingly slowly she sang it.

19. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) – Katy Perry

Next up is Katy Perry’s award-winning track that’s perfect for every kind of party. It’s her famous electro-pop song titled “Last Friday Night” from her album Teenage Dream, which also won the Juno Award for International Album of the Year. So get up and shake your bodies as you enjoy this song of hers.

18. Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night – The Hold Steady

The folk song “Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night” will also join in the celebration. The Hold Steady, an American rock band, released this piece as a single from their 2005 album Separation Sunday. The engaging backing track, composed of guitar riffs and drum beats, and the vocalist’s announcement-like lyrics will keep the night alive.

17. Last Night a DJ Saved My Life – Indeep

This electronic classic hit is probably the first song that comes to adults’ minds when asked about a song about last night. The title track, “Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life,” was performed by the musical group Indeep in 1982. The catchy tune it has will leave you dancing to the music.

16. Out Last Night – Kenny Chesney

Let’s relax and listen to Kenny Chesney’s song Out Last Night. Though a little slower than the songs above, it also has an upbeat tune that will remind you of all the good times you’ve had with your friends and loved ones. It’s a country song from 2009 that is part of his album Greatest Hits II.

15. Last Night on Earth – Ava Max

Imagine it’s your last night on Earth; how would you spend it? As for the singer Ava Max, she’ll dance and love through the night, as per her song “Last Night on Earth.” This energizing pop song belongs to her new album Diamonds & Dancefloors and is a perfect choice for party songs.

14. Last Night on Earth – Green Day

Green Day also has a song titled Last Night on Earth,” like the previous one. It’s part of their 2009 album, 21st Century Breakdown. Though both songs are great to dance to, this rock track from the band is best for slow dancing with someone you love because of its romantic lyrics and melody.

13. Steven’s Last Night in Town – Ben Folds

Back to the 90s’ music, we have Ben Folds’ “Steven’s Last Night in Town” from his 1997 album Whatever and Ever Amen. The fast-paced instrumentation led by an orchestra and Ben’s lyrics, which are inspired by a true story, will definitely catch your attention and your heart. Listening to this song will give you that nostalgic feeling.

12. Nobody’s Sad On a Saturday Night – Uncle Kracker

Uncle Kracker, a country musician, released “Nobody’s Sad on a Saturday Night” on the album Midnight Special in 2012. This upbeat song recalls the evening he met the love of his life at what seems to be an amusement park. You’ll certainly relate to the words of this enjoyable song.

11. Forgiveness Song – The Walkabouts

Looking for a soothing song to make you feel relaxed? I suggest you listen to “Forgiveness Song” by the American band The Walkabouts. The beautiful, mellow melody of this folk song and the perfect harmony of voices will ease your feelings. You can find it on their 1966 album, Devil’s Road.

10. Makaveli – Sid Worthy

It’s time for rap songs to join our collection of songs about last night. The first entry is from Sid Worthy’s fresh album, Genjutsu. In his rap song “Makaveli,” he talks about how he was working and losing his mind last night. It has that appealing rap beat and chorus you’ll enjoy.

9. Last Night (Beer Fear) – Lucy Spraggan

Are you also one of those whose nights become hazy after a few bottles of alcohol? If yes, then you’ll totally relate to Lucy Spraggan’s “Last Night.” It is a pop song that was released in her 2011 album called Top Room at the Zoo and will make you reminisce about your good, formative years.

8. Last Night When We Were Young – Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra, a talented musician and well-known performer during the earlier years, sang a ballad titledLast Night When We Were Young” from the Golden Memories Collection album. It features a slow tempo melody that will make you imagine the older. The lyrics, composed by Harold Arlen, center on youthful love.

7. Last Night – Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is up next with his R&B track “Last Night,” which will automatically move your body to the beat. It’s part of his album Justified and is about his partner breaking his heart by cheating on him. Despite the somewhat upsetting plot, the song is soothing and groovy.

6. Got Lucky Last Night – Jerry Jeff Walker

The 1981 track “Got Lucky Last Night” is by Jerry Jeff Walker and is part of his album Reunion. He is sharing a tale about a night he got lucky. This enticing country-folk song will indeed lift your spirits as you imagine yourself enjoying the music and the drinks in a bar.

5. Last Night Lonely – Jon Pardi

An appealing opening instrumental melody will welcome your ears as you try this country track by Jon Pardi. It’s called “Last Night Lonely” and is part of the Mr. Saturday Night album. He romantically tries to serenade a girl drinking alone in a bar, singing that he can make that night her “last night lonely.”

4. Love Me Like You – Little Mix

“Love Me Like You” is a famous piece to play during a Christmas party or a prom. Little Mix’s excellent vocals are a given, but aside from that, this pop song from their 2015 album Get Weird has an infectious vibe that will have everyone dancing and celebrating as if there’s no tomorrow.

3. Last Night – Sean Combs feat. Keyshia Cole

Another upbeat hip-hop song you’ve got to listen to is “Last Night” by Sean Combs featuring Keyshia Cole. It has already received numerous nominations, such as the BET Award for Best Collaboration and the BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collaboration, Duo, or Group. You can enjoy this upbeat song from their 2007 album titled Just Like You.

2. Praying Right – Jeezy

Jay Wayne Jenkins, or simply Jeezy, an American rapper, dropped a flavorful song titled “Praying Right.” It belongs to his 2020 album, The Recession 2. The lyrics are all about the uncertainty of life, and that’s just how it is, as he sings the lines, “I know you prayed for a million last night, but maybe you ain’t praying right.” You’ll find yourself singing the appealing chorus over and over in your head.

1. After Last Night – Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak feat. Thundercat, Bootsy Collins

Once in our lifetime, there will be a person who will step into our lives and give us sleepless nights and hopeful mornings. That is the subject of the lovelorn soul song “After Last Night.” It is a collaboration between a number of outstanding musicians, including Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic, Thundercat, and Bootsy Collins.

This song from the An Evening with Silk Sonic album boasts sensual vocals, delectable instrumentation, and an exquisite arrangement that is all pleasing to the ears, making it a masterpiece like no other and nothing short of perfect.

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