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“Tonight I’m Getting Over You” is a song by Canadian recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen taken from her second studio album and first international release, Kiss (2012). It is the tenth track on Kiss. The song was written by Jepsen, Lukas Hilbert, Max Martin, Clarence Coffee Jr., Shiloh, and Katerina Loules. The up-tempo song speaks about having had enough of a boy who just broke all of his promises to Jepsen so she wants to get over him by dancing with someone new.

"Tonight I'm Getting Over You" was well-received by critics, claiming to be a club banger and could attain radio impact (if released as a single), much like the singer's previous singles "Call Me Maybe" and "Good Time". The song was released as the follow-up single to "This Kiss" on February 19, 2013.

Reception

Critical reception

"Tonight I'm Getting Over You" received mostly positive reviews from music critics. Jessica Sager of Pop Crush, together with the critique for the whole album, claims that "Jepsen’s pulling no punches on ‘Tonight I’m Getting Over You’, in which she lets a jerk know that she’s had enough — and she’s willing to go ‘dancing til the morning with somebody new’ to prove it." She also added that the record, if released as a single, will likely become a "club staple".

Billboard critic Jason Lipshutz deemed the song as a "fist-pumping post-breakup anthem". He described that as techno merry-go-round soon kicks in, the pop star rises from the ashes of broken promises, and somewhere, Katy Perry wonders why she didn't get her hands on this jam. Sam Lansky of Idolator praised the song's chorus, which he described as "a nifty trick of transforming the track from a 'Give Your Heart A Break'-esque Top 40 lollipop into a noisy, crunchy rave-a-thon."

Dustin O'Neal of makepopnotwar.com also gave it a mixed-to-positive review, saying that it "is the only song on Kiss meant strictly for the 2012 dance floor. It features a monstrous instrumental chorus, and in many ways succeeds, but ultimately feels out of step with the rest of the album. In an alternate universe, the Robyn-esque heartbreak of 'dancing ’til the morning with someone new' would be a fantastic single. But not for this album. Breaking from the sense of familiarity set by the previous nine tracks, the soaring vocals and break-up lyrics here feel more current than anywhere else; on an album with so many surprises, it’s detrimental."

Melinda Newman of Hitfix also gave it a positive review, saying that the song is “About as risque as 'This Kiss' gets is on 'Tonight I’m Getting Over You,' when she bemoans, ‘we’re not lovers, but more than friends.’”

Meanwhile, Carolline Sullivan gave the song a negative review, telling that "Set against Dallas Austin and Max Martin's overprocessed beats, she can't help but fail, as Canadian Idol would put it, to 'own' the songs."

Promotion

Music video

Carly Rae Jepsen - Tonight I'm Getting Over You03:57

Carly Rae Jepsen - Tonight I'm Getting Over You

On January 27, 2013, Jepsen revealed through her Facebook account that she would film the music video for "Tonight I'm Getting Over You" in Los Angeles the following weekend. Three days later, the singer revealed the filming was already done shooting the music video for the single before heading to Japan for her headlining Kiss Tour. The video premiered through VEVO on February 22, 2013. Carly's lover in the music video is model Brandon Gray.

Live performances

Jepsen performed "Tonight I'm Getting Over You" while touring with Justin Bieber on the Believe Tour. On January 26, 2013, she performed it at the NRJ Music Awards. On Friday, June 14, 2013, Carly performed the song in Central Park on ABC’s Good Morning America.

Lyrics

I wanna smash your fears
And get drunken off your tears
Don't you share your smile with anyone else but me
I wanna touch your heart
I wanna crash it in my hands
Make you plead and cry as you give up all the lies
We're not lovers
But more than friends
Put a flame to every single word you ever said
No more crying
To get me through
I'll keep dancing till the morning with somebody new
Tonight I'm getting over you
Tonight I'm getting over you
Tonight I'm getting over you
Tonight I'm getting over you
Over you
Over you

Stuck in a real bad dream
And man it feels so new to me
Should be in your arms but I'm begging at your feet
It's been a real hard night
And I just hold my pillow tight
It won't love me back, no
It's not you and I

We're not lovers
But more than friends
Put a flame to every single word you ever said
No more crying
To get me through
I'll keep dancing till the morning with somebody new
Tonight I'm getting over you
Tonight I'm getting over you
Tonight I'm getting over you
Tonight I'm getting over you
Over you
Over you
Tonight I'm getting over you
Tonight I'm getting over you
Tonight I'm getting over you
Over you
Over you

(Tonight I'm getting over you)
We're not lovers
But more than friends
Put a flame to every single word you ever said
No more crying
To get me through
I'll keep dancing till the morning with somebody new
Tonight I'm getting over you

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