I Don't Want You to Go

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For the Lani Hall or La Toya Jackson song, see I Don't Want You to Go (Lani Hall song).
"I Don't Want You to Go"
Single by Carolyn Dawn Johnson
from the album Room with a View
B-side "Room with a View"
Released December 10, 2001
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 4:40 (album version)
Label Arista Nashville
Writer(s) Tommy Polk
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Producer(s) Paul Worley
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Carolyn Dawn Johnson singles chronology
"I Don't Want You to Go"
"You Are"

"I Don't Want You to Go" is a song co-written and recorded by Canadian country music singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson. It was released in December 2001 as the third single from her debut album Room with a View. The song was also her third entry on two U.S. singles charts, peaking at number 7 on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) and number 54 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was written by Johnson and Tommy Polk.

The song was previously recorded by Mindy McCready on the international version of her 1999 album I'm Not So Tough.


"I Don't Want You to Go" is a moderate up-tempo which finds the female narrator wanting to stay in bed with her lover instead of going to work.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Lisa Mann and premiered in early 2002.

Chart positions[edit]

"I Don't Want You to Go" debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of December 15, 2001.

Chart (2001-2002) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[1] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[2] 54

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 39


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