It Ends Tonight


It Ends Tonight

Infobox Single
Name = It Ends Tonight


Artist = The All-American Rejects
from Album = Move Along
Released = September 25, 2006
Format = CD single
Digital Download
Recorded = 2005
Genre = power pop, power ballad
Length = 3:45
Label = Interscope
Writer = Tyson Ritter, Nick Wheeler
Producer = Howard Benson, Jay Orpin
Certification =
Last single = "Move Along"
(2006)
This single = "It Ends Tonight"
(2006)
Next single = "Top of the World"
(2006)|

"It Ends Tonight" is the third single taken from The All-American Rejects' second studio album "Move Along". Contrary to their usual style, the song is a ballad. During a July 2006 airing of the PBS series "Soundstage", the group revealed that the song was not written about a girl, but rather "a dude". The single peaked at #8 on the "Billboard" Hot 100, making "It Ends Tonight" the band's third top 20 hit. Due to the popularity of the song in the United States, sales for "Move Along" started to increase. It skyrocketed the album from #88 to #47 in the week of November 8th, 2006. To date, "It Ends Tonight" is the band's most successful single in the U.S.

The video premiered in the United States on August 28, 2006 on "TRL".

Track listing

#It Ends Tonight - 3:45
#Dirty Little Secret (Live from the Wiltern) - 3:10

Chart performance

Charts

Trivia, song information and media uses

* This song was feautured on the trailer for the episode "Some You Give Away" (4.09) of One Tree Hill.

* This song was featured on "All My Children" on February 6, 2007.

* This song was featured on "Smallville" in the season 6 episode "Wither". It was also featured on the trailer for the episode.

* Portions of the song were featured in promotional advertisements for the Sci Fi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica" season 3 episode "Rapture".

* The song has surprisingly hit on 'The List with Matty and Renee' on Australia radio, a year after the album "Move Along" was actually released.

* The song was also featured on "".

* Film composer Deborah Lurie wrote the string arrangements used in the song.

* The song was used during the 2007 NBA Finals in a pre-game trailer for Game 4 of the San Antonio Spurs against the Cleveland Cavaliers (The Spurs would later win the game, thus sweeping the series to win their fourth NBA World Championship in 9 seasons).

* The song was used at the end of the Winter X Games

* The song was used in the trailer for 2nd last episode of the Singaporean Mediacorp drama Metamorphosis

* The song was featured on the music video game .

Music video

In the music video, Tyson Ritter is standing in front of a fireworks store. The band pulls up in a conversion van. Tyson goes inside and fills a shopping cart with fireworks as two female clerks watch him. One of the clerks is obviously watching him more closely, interested in Tyson. Tyson walks out as the band plays in the back of a truck stop. Chris lights a firework and Tyson joins in. In the end the night turns into day (relating to the line "When darkness turns to light - It ends tonight, it ends tonight") and the song ends.

References

External links

* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4QGrMyXCKo Watch "It Ends Tonight" on Youtube]


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