Not Tonight

For other uses, see Not Tonight (disambiguation).
"Ladies Night (Not Tonight Remix)"
Single by Lil' Kim featuring Da Brat, Missy "Misdeameanor" Elliott, Angie Martinez, and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
from the album Hard Core, Nothing To Lose/Not Tonight 12"
Released June 30, 1997 (1997-06-30)
Format CD single, maxi single, 12"
Recorded 1997; Master Sound Studios
(Virginia Beach, Virginia)
Genre East Coast hip hop, g-funk
Length 4:31 (Original)
4:24 (Remix)
Label Atlantic, Tommy Boy
Writer(s) Kimberly Jones, Lisa Lopes, Shawntae Harris, Angela Martinez, Melissa Elliott
Producer(s) Armando Colon, Rashad "Ringo" Smith
Lil' Kim singles chronology
"Crush On You"
"Not Tonight (Remix)"
"I Can Love You"
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes chronology
"Not Tonight (Remix)"
"U Know What's Up"
Da Brat chronology
"Ghetto Love"
"Not Tonight (Remix)"
"Sock It 2 Me"
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott singles chronology
"The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)"
"Not Tonight (Remix)"
"Up Jumps da Boogie"
Angie Martinez chronology
"Not Tonight (Remix)"
"Dem Thangz"

"Not Tonight" is a single released by American female rappers Lil' Kim, Da Brat, Missy "Misdeameanor" Elliott, Angie Martinez, and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes from the Nothing to Lose soundtrack. The song became a hit in the U.S., peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and became Lil' Kim's third consecutive number 1 hit on the Rap Songs chart, becoming the first female rapper to do so. The single was certified platinum by the RIAA.[1]


The original version of "Not Tonight" was featured on Lil' Kim's debut album Hard Core (1996). It was produced by Jermaine Dupri, who was also featured on the song.

The remix, known as "Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)" (1997) was released as a single and was performed by Lil' Kim, Da Brat, Missy Elliott, Angie Martinez and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes" and was featured on the Nothing to Lose soundtrack. This version samples "Ladies' Night" by Kool & the Gang. The remix became a top 40 hit in the US, the UK, Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands. It was produced by Rashad "Ringo" Smith.

Music video

The video was shot in West Palm Beach, Florida from June 27–28, 1997. The video starts off showing the girls on a boat, and eventually into a jungle setting. The music video shows clips from the movie Nothing to Lose. It also features guest appearances from other female celebrities includes Mary J. Blige, T-Boz, Queen Latifah, SWV, Xscape, Blaque, Changing Faces, Total, and Maia Campbell.

Single track listings

  1. "Not Tonight" (Remix)
  2. "Not Tonight" (Instrumental)
  1. "Not Tonight" (Remix)
  2. "Crush On You" (Remix)
  3. "Drugs"
  4. "Not Tonight"
  5. "Crush On You"
  6. "Not Tonight" (Remix instrumental)
  7. "Drugs" (Instrumental)
  8. "Not Tonight" (Original instrumental)
  1. "Not Tonight" (Remix)
  2. "Not Tonight" (Instrumental remix)
  3. "Drugs"
  4. "Crush on You" (Remix)
  5. "Crush on You" (Remix instrumental)
  6. "Drugs" (Instrumental)
  1. "Not Tonight" (Remix radio edit)
  2. "Not Tonight" (Remix)
  3. "Not Tonight" (Remix Instrumental)
  4. "Not Tonight"
  1. "Not Tonight" (Remix)
  2. "Not Tonight" (Remix Instrumental)
  3. "Drugs" (Album Version)
  4. "Drugs" (Instrumental)
  1. "Not Tonight" (Remix)
  2. "Drugs" (Album Version)

Charts and certifications


Chart (1997) Peak
Dutch Top 40[6] 31
Germany (Media Control Charts) 10
New Zealand (RIANZ)[6] 4
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 52
UK Singles Chart 11
US Billboard Hot 100 6
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 3
US Rap Songs 1
Year-end chart (1997) Position
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 46
US Billboard Hot R&B Singles Sales[7] 21
US Billboard Hot R&B Airplay[7] 31
US Billboard Hot Rap Singles[7] 8
US Billboard Hot Dance Maxi-Singles Sales[7] 11


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[8] Gold 0*
United States (RIAA)[1] Platinum 1,900,000[9]

*sales figures based on certification alone

Credits and personnel

Credits from "Not Tonight" are taken from the singles liner notes.[10]



  1. 1 2 "American single certifications – Lil' Kim – Not Tonight". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  2. Discogs. "Lil' Kim Not Tonight US cd single". Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  3. Discogs. "Lil' Kim Not Tonight US maxi single". Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  4. Discogs. "Lil' Kim Not Tonight Europe CD single". Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  5. Discogs. "Lil' Kim Not Tonight UK cassette single". Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  7. 1 2 3 4 5 Billboard (1997-12-27). Billboard - 1997 The Year In Music. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2014-05-08.
  8. "New Zealand single certifications – Lil' Kim – Not Tonight (Remix)". Recorded Music NZ.
  9. "Best-Selling Records of 1997". Billboard. BPI Communications Inc. 110 (5): 76. January 31, 1998. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
  10. "Not Tonight credits". Discogs. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
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