One Night Only

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One Night Only
Singel Beyoncé
from the album Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture
Released August 15 2006r.
Genre Dance, disco
Length 8:28
4:08 (short edit)
Label Music World/Columbia
Writer Henry Krieger, Tom Eyen
Producer The Underdogs
Beyoncé singles chronology
Déjà Vu
One Night Only
Ring the Alarm
Dreamgirls: Music from the Motion Picture track listing
One Night Only
One Night Only (Disco)

One Night Only is a song from the 1981 Broadway musical Dreamgirls, with lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger. In the context of the musical, "One Night Only" is performed twice in succession, as differing versions of the song - a soul ballad by the character Effie White and a disco version by her former bandmates Deena Jones & the Dreams - compete on the radio and the pop charts.

Song information[change | change source]

Both versions of "One Night Only" appear as one track on the original 1982 Dreamgirls Broadway cast album, performed by Jennifer Holliday as Effie and Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine, and Deborah Burrell as Deena Jones & the Dreams. "One Night Only" was later covered on album by Elaine Page and Sylvester. Actor Hugh Jackman performed the song while hosting the 2004 Tony Awards ceremony, in a large production number featuring girl groups from the musicals Caroline, or Change, Hairspray, and Little Shop of Horrors.

Single versions[change | change source]

Releases of the single featured the different versions of the 2006 song.

  • One Night Only (Eric Kupper & Richie Jones Club Mix - Edit)
  • One Night Only (Eric Kupper & Richie Jones Club Mix)
  • One Night Only (Eric Kupper & Richie Jones Club Mix - Instrumental)
  • One Night Only (Film Version)
  • One Night Only (Film Version - Instrumental)