All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight

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"All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight"
Single by Hank Williams Jr.
from the album Major Moves
B-side "Video Blues"[1]
Released October 1, 1984
Format CD Single
Recorded 1984
Genre Country, southern rock, blues rock
Length 2:57
Label Warner Bros./Curb
Songwriter(s) Hank Williams Jr.
Producer(s) Jimmy Bowen
Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams Jr. singles chronology
"Attitude Adjustment"
"All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight"
"Major Moves"

"All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" is a song written and recorded by American country music performer Hank Williams Jr. It was released in October 1984 as the second single from his album Major Moves. It peaked at number ten on the country music charts. From 1989 to 2011 Williams performed a version of the song (reworked as "All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night") as the opening theme to Monday Night Football.[1] The song was reinstated in 2017, with a new version by Williams, Jr., Florida Georgia Line and Jason Derulo.

Music video

Directed by John Goodhue, the music video for the song features artists such as George Jones driving a riding mower, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings playing poker, and George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers entertaining other celebrities like Mel Tillis, Kris Kristofferson, Cheech and Chong, Porter Wagoner, Little Jimmy Dickens, Jim Varney, Paul Williams at Hank Jr.'s "party pad out in the woods." At the end of the video, a ghostly Cadillac flies into the night sky, referencing the fact that his father, Hank Williams, Sr., died while riding in a Cadillac.

Commercial and critical success

The single would go on to become one of Williams' signature songs (thanks to Monday Night Football) and became his 26th career Top 10 single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It also garnered a number of prestigious music industry awards and nominations. The music video became the inaugural winner for both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Music Video of the Year award. Williams vocal performance earned him a nomination for CMA Male Vocalist of the Year as well as Grammy nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Vocal Performance, Male in 1985.

Chart performance

Chart (1984) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 10


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 466. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.
  2. ^ "Hank Williams, Jr. Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
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