Spend The night - the song

"if i'm not in love" - The Song

History of the Song

"Working with publisher, Gary McSpadden, in Nashville in the late 80's, early 90's, I was contracted to write over 50 songs per year, which by standards was an enormous amount of songs.  

I was in need of a song, and went to one of my favorite writing spots in Nashville, the Old Hickory Damn, to find inspiration.  

What I came up with was the chorus for this song.  I knew right away, that though simple, the melody could be made very special just by going to the IV major 7 on the word "spend".   So even though I can't say it was written for anyone in particular, it was still an inspired creation for me."

A few years later, after having written the song, while recording my album for Elektra Records, I was able to spend 2 weeks with Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire.  I greatly admired and was in awe of him, having grown up with all of his songs in the 70's, so I was super excited.  We spent several of those 14 days in the studio, and he asked me to play him some of my songs, so I just started singing "Spend The Night" for him on the keyboard.  

In 1993, he decided to record it with Earth Wind & Fire, and his production, I thought, exceeded even the song itself." 

Millennium Album - Earth Wind & Fire

Millennium Album - Earth Wind & Fire

Fun "Spend The night" gifts

Women's Pajamas

Spend The Night PJ's
$35.48
(price includes shipping) 

  • Our soft pajamas are 100% cotton for comfort. Bottoms fit loose with string waist & no fly (black plaid & lumberjack prints are cotton flannel, all others are cotton jersey, without pockets). Tops are 100% cotton crew neck shirts (size up in doubt)
  • Designs only on tee's
  • Designs are professionally printed.
  • Surprise your special person with these PJs on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's
  • Day or Christmas
  • Machine wash cold inside out with like colors. Tumble dry low
  • IMPORTED. MAY SHIP SEPARATELY

Boxer Shorts

Spend the Night Boxer Shorts
$19.48
(price includes shipping) 

  • Men's Boxer Shorts
  • Great for underwear or sleepwear
  • Elastic waistband
  • Closed fly
  • 100% lightweight cotton for breathable comfort
  • Standard Fit
  • Machine Washable
  • IMPORTED

Men's Pajamas

Spend the Night Pajamas
$35.48
(price includes shipping)

  • Our soft pajamas are 100% cotton for comfort. Bottoms fit loose with string waist & no fly (black plaid & lumberjack prints are cotton flannel, all others are cotton jersey, without pockets). Tops are 100% cotton crew neck shirts (size up in doubt)
  • Designs only on tee's
  • Designs are professionally printed.
  • Surprise your special person with these PJs on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day or Christmas
  • Machine wash cold inside out with like colors. Tumble dry low
  • IMPORTED. MAY SHIP SEPARATELY