Before I Let You Go

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"Before I Let You Go"
Single by Blackstreet
from the album Blackstreet
Released November 22, 1994
Format 12", CD, Maxi
Genre R&B
Length 4:59
Label Interscope
Writer(s) C. Hannibal, D. Hollister, M. Riley, T. Riley, L. Sylvers
Producer(s) Teddy Riley
Blackstreet singles chronology
"Booti Call"
(1994)
"Before I Let You Go"
(1994)
"U Blow My Mind"
(1994)

"Before I Let You Go" is a song by American R&B group Blackstreet, recorded for the group's self-titled debut album (1994). The song was released as the third single for the album in November 1994. The song was notable for featuring lead vocals from Dave Hollister who joined the group upon the album's release.

"Before I Let You Go" peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number two on the Hot R&B Singles chart. This made it the group's highest charting single on both charts respectively before it was surpassed by "No Diggity" merely two years later. The song lyrically focuses on the narrator who does not want to lose the love of his life out of concern that she is no longer romantically interested and wants her to "say goodnight" as opposed to "say goodbye."

Track listing[edit]

12", CD, Maxi
  1. "Before I Let You Go" (Main Mix One) - 5:00
  2. "Before I Let You Go" (Main Mix Two) - 5:00
  3. "Before I Let You Go" (Instrumental) - 5:00
  4. "Before I Let You Go" (Acapella Mix) - 4:52
  5. "Before I Let You Go" (Reggae Dub Mix) - 5:00
  6. "Before I Let You Go" (T.R. Mix) - 4:56
  7. "Before I Let You Go" (Blackstreet Live Version) - 5:10

Personnel[edit]

Information taken from Discogs.[1][2]

  • drums – Gerald Heyward
  • engineering – Serban Ghenea, John Haines, George Mayers
  • guitar – Serban Ghenea
  • mixing – Serban Ghenea, John Haines, George Mayers, Teddy Riley
  • production – Teddy Riley
  • remixing – Teddy Riley
  • writing – C. Hannibal, D. Hollister, M. Riley, T. Riley, L. Sylvers

Chart performance[edit]

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]

"Before I Let You Go" Music video on YouTube