One More Night corrected its predecessor’s (Payphone) #2 position in the charts, becoming the band’s 3rd number one hit. It comes from their 4th album, Overexposed, which many critics saw as the band’s attempt at an even more commercial sound due to the collaborations with hit-makers such as Shellback, Max Martin and Benny Blanco. Allmusic felt that with this album Maroon 5 were “navigating modern pop waters, creating a record that feels briskly contemporary”.
Two of the names mentioned, Shellback and Max Martin, are the main writers and producers of One More Night as well. Idolator felt that because of the presence of Martin we should “say hello to the new, (even more so) commercially-viable Maroon 5.” BBC felt this influence only led to repetitiveness: “One More Night’s melody can’t go more than a bar or two without repeating”. Pop Matters commented on the song’s ordinariness, by calling it “a breezy track wherein the chorus and the verse are largely indistinguishable from each other”.
Artist Direct were more positive, dedicating a whole paragraph to One More Night in their album review, throughout which they complemented the “slick and swaggering” hook, the “staggering” beats and Levine’s ability to “merge genres, while effectively forging something fresh altogether.” Adam Levine himself praised the song in an interview with VH1: “…it was one of those things that the instant we heard it as a group, we thought, ‘Wow’.”
One More Night spent 9 consecutive weeks at number one in Billboard Top 100, before being dethroned by Rihanna’s Diamonds.