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"One More Night" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"One More Night" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Mostly clean but mature song about an unhealthy relationship
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Parents say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 12 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Negative message about going back again and again to an abusive relationship. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The track is about refusing to let a harmful relationship go.


Lyrics about a couple who inflicts physical violence on each other: "You and I go hard at each other like we're going to war / You and I go rough, we keep throwing things and slamming doors." 


Some lines about "your lipstick makes me so out of breath" and spending the night together. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "One More Night" is a mature song in that it describes a guy who can't break free from a physically abusive relationship. It also includes some pretty sultry lyrics about spending the night together. Although the song doesn't have any profanity or explicit sex, the talk about returning to an unhealthy relationship doesn't send the best message to younger kids who are still figuring out what it means to date someone.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byshanerocks August 31, 2012

My Favorite Song!!!

I love this song! Parents need to know that this song describes a very violent relationship. Lyrics say, "You and I go hard at each other like were going t... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byHeretohelp26 November 26, 2012

Pretty suggestive

Violence: "You and I go rough, we keep throwing things and slammin' the door" Sex: "Youre lipstick got me so out of breath" Language:... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byBlake_Slaughter February 2, 2014


Some suggestive lyrics & mild language

What's the story?

"ONE MORE NIGHT" is the second track from the fourth full-length album by powerhouse pop act Maroon 5. Known for lyrics about relationships and love gone bad, the band follows their pattern with this tune about being addicted to intimacy with a girl who's physically abusive.

Is it any good?

In a word-association game, the phrase "killer hooks" would bring Maroon 5 to the minds of many. The guys do it yet again with the simple yet addictive hook that backs this track, infusing it with a just a hint of reggae that makes it all the more appealing. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why some people continue to return to abusive situations. What are some of the reasons that a person would stay in touch with someone who treated them badly?

  • What should you do if someone you know is in an unhealthy relationship? Who should you tell?

  • Why do you think so many people are attracted to "bad" girls and boys? Can you think of any other songs about being addicted to someone who isn't good for you?

Music details

  • Artist: Maroon 5
  • Release date: June 19, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: A&M Records
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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