All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight

"All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" is a song written and recorded by American country music performer Hank Williams Jr. It was released in October 1984 as the second single from his album Major Moves. It peaked at number ten on the country music charts. From 1989 to 2011 Williams performed a version of the song (reworked as "All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night") as the opening theme to Monday Night Football.[1] The song was reinstated in 2017, with a new version by Williams Jr., Florida Georgia Line and Jason Derulo.

"All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight"
Single by Hank Williams Jr.
from the album Major Moves
B-side"Video Blues"[1]
ReleasedOctober 1, 1984
FormatCD Single
Recorded1984
GenreCountry, southern rock, blues rock
Length2:57
LabelWarner Bros./Curb
Songwriter(s)Hank Williams Jr.
Producer(s)Jimmy Bowen
Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams Jr. singles chronology
"Attitude Adjustment"
(1984)
"All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight"
(1984)
"Major Moves"
(1985)

Music video

Directed by John Goodhue, the music video for the song features artists such as George Jones driving a riding mower, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings playing poker, and George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers entertaining other celebrities like Mel Tillis, Kris Kristofferson, Cheech and Chong, Porter Wagoner, Little Jimmy Dickens, Jim Varney, Paul Williams at Hank Jr.'s "party pad out in the woods." At the end of the video, a ghostly Cadillac flies into the night sky, referencing the fact that his father, Hank Williams, Sr., died while riding in a Cadillac.

Commercial and critical success

The single would go on to become one of Williams' signature songs (thanks to Monday Night Football) and became his 26th career Top 10 single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It also garnered a number of prestigious music industry awards and nominations. The music video became the inaugural winner for both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Music Video of the Year award. Williams vocal performance earned him a nomination for CMA Male Vocalist of the Year as well as Grammy nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Vocal Performance, Male in 1985.

Chart performance

Chart (1984) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 10

References

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 466. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "Hank Williams, Jr. Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
1984 in country music

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All My Rowdy Friends

All My Rowdy Friends can refer to one of three songs by Hank Williams, Jr.:

"All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)" (1981), from the album The Pressure is On

"All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" (1984), from the album Major Moves

"All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night" (1989), an adaptation of the 1984 song, theme for Monday Night Football broadcasts

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"All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Hank Williams Jr.. It was released in September 1981 as the first single from the album The Pressure Is On. The song was Williams Jr.'s fifth number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of ten weeks on the country chart.The phrase "all my rowdy friends" would later become a catch phrase of sorts for Williams, who would use the line in 1984 for "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight," in 1987 for "Born to Boogie" and "All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night," and in 2011 for "Keep the Change."

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Williams began his career following in his famed father's footsteps, covering his father's songs and imitating his father's style. Williams' first television appearance was in a 1964 episode of ABC's The Jimmy Dean Show, in which at age fourteen he sang several songs associated with his father. Later that year, he was a guest star on ABC's Shindig!.Williams' style evolved slowly as he struggled to find his own voice and place within country music. This was interrupted by a near-fatal fall off the side of Ajax Peak in Montana on August 8, 1975. After an extended recovery, he challenged the country music establishment with a blend of country, rock, and blues. Williams enjoyed much success in the 1980s, from which he earned considerable recognition and popularity both inside and outside country music. As a multi-instrumentalist, Williams' repertoire of skills includes guitar, bass guitar, upright bass, steel guitar, banjo, dobro, piano, keyboards, saxophone, harmonica, fiddle, and drums.From 1989 through October 2011, and since 2017, his song "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight," refashioned as "All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night," has been used to open broadcasts of Monday Night Football.

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