Don't Say No was the second album by Billy Squier, released on April 13, 1981. It stands as Squier's biggest career album, including the classic hits "In the Dark", "Lonely Is the Night", "My Kinda Lover" and "The Stroke". The album hit the Top Five on the Billboard album chart and remained on the chart for over two years (111 weeks). As of 2013, this album has never been out of print and has sold over 4 million copies in the United States alone.
"The Stroke" was the first single, reaching #17 on the Hot 100, and an even bigger hit at rock radio, hitting #3 on the Mainstream Rock chart. The song even dented the British Pop charts, rising to #52. The video for "The Stroke" — as most of the music videos from both Don't Say No and its follow-up, Emotions In Motion — is a straight-ahead performance piece, featuring Squier on an arena stage. Billy's many videos were staples on the then brand-new channel known as MTV which brought him increased popularity.
"In The Dark" followed "The Stroke" into the Billboard Top 40, and the Top 10 of the Album Rock Tracks chart. "Lonely Is The Night" and many other tracks from the album were hugely popular on AOR (Album Oriented Rock) radio stations.
The album was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 sales in July 1981 and Platinum two months later. Though multi-platinum awards weren't certified prior to 1984, Don't Say No belatedly received a Triple Platinum award in 1992, certifying sales of over 3 million US copies.