She’s known to cover country songs quite often on her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and she recently tipped her cap to the great Ronnie Milsap with an incredible cover of his hit “Lost in the Fifties Tonight (In The Still of the Night).”
The song is actually a medley of “Lost in the Fifties Tonight,” which was written by Mike Reid and Troy Seals, and a cover of The Five Satins’ 1956 hit “In the Still of the Night.”
It became the title track to Ronnie’s 1986 17th studio album, and was the 42nd single he ever released. The song peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart, becoming his 27th hit to top the country charts.
Kelly added some beautiful saxophone to her rendition, and of course, she absolutely crushes it on the vocals per the usual.
Safe to say, she certainly did Ronnie justice while putting her own, soulful spin on it, so do yourself a favor and check it out:
“Lost in the Fifties Tonight (In the Still of the Night)”