In 1994, John Michael Montgomery was one of country music’s hottest rising stars. After releasing his iconic debut single, “Life’s A Dance,” in 1992, the Kentucky native went on to release several chart-topping hits, including his 1994 single, “Be My Baby Tonight.”
The song was the third single from Montgomery’s Kickin’ It Up album and finds the singer propositioning a woman while trying not to come on too strong.
“Could you/ Would you/ Ain’t you gonna/ If I ask you,/ would you want to/ Be my baby tonight,” he sings on the chorus. “Yeah, take a chance,/ slow dance/ Make a little romance/Honey, it’ll be alright/ Girl, you got me wishin’/ We were huggin’ and kissin’/ And holdin’ each other tight/ So, could you/ Would you/ Ain’t you gonna/ If I ask you,/ would you want to/ Be my baby tonight.”
“Be My Baby Tonight” climbed to the No.1 spot in the U.S. and Canada and remains a fan-favorite to this day. The song was co-written by Richard Fagan and Ed Hill.
The music video was shot at the Davis–Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona and features Montgomery performing the track while surrounded by military airplanes.
John Michael Montgomery is also known for hits such as “I Swear,” “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)” and “I Can Love You Like That.”
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