Please Don't Go (Mike Posner song)

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"Please Don't Go"
A portrait of a rugged young man with blue eyes wearing a grey shirt that is striped horizontally in black. The man is holding onto an enlightened white electric-powered pole behind him with his right hand. Centered in the portrait is the name 'Mike Posner' in capital, thin and white letter font. Below the name, is the title "Please Don't Go" in a reduced light blue font.
Single by Mike Posner
from the album 31 Minutes to Takeoff
Released March 20, 2011 (2011-03-20)[1]
Format
Recorded 2010; Downtown, Lotzan Matzan Studios (New York City)[2]
Genre
Length 3:17
Label J
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Benny Blanco
  • Mike Posner
Mike Posner singles chronology
  • "Please Don't Go"
  • (2010)

"Please Don't Go" is a song by American recording artist Mike Posner, released as the second single from his debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff (2010). Posner and Benny Blanco co-wrote the song together and also helmed production. J Records released the single to contemporary hit radio in the United States on June 9, 2010.

Composition[edit]

Mike Posner and Benny Blanco co-wrote and produced the song together. Posner's lyrics plead for his girlfriend not to leave him, and Blanco's production is uptempo and contains prominent synthpop and trance characteristics. In addition, Blanco provides background vocals in the chorus.

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United States, the single debuted at #94 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has currently reached #16. It also reached #9 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart. As of January 2011, 1,000,000 copies had been purchased.[4] It also charted on the New Zealand charts and on the Canadian charts. It peaked at #23 in Canada and reached #19 in New Zealand, making it his second top 20 single of that country along with "Cooler Than Me". In the UK, the song charted poorly.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of 31 Minutes to Takeoff.[2]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[17] Gold 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[18] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
United States June 9, 2010 CHR/Top 40,[19] Rhythmic[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.digitalspy.com/music/sitecomponent/a37650/singles-release-diary-200910-archive.html
  2. ^ a b 31 Minutes to Takeoff (inlay cover). Mike Posner. J Records. 2010. 
  3. ^ "'Please Don't Go' Writing Credits". ASCAP.com. American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 2010-10-07. 
  4. ^ http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_watch/73275/week-ending-jan-9-2011-songs-another-taboo-falls/
  5. ^ "Chartifacts - Week Commencing: 6th December 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on December 15, 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mike Posner – Please Don't Go – Austriancharts.at" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mike Posner – Please Don't Go" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Mike Posner – Please Don't Go" (in French). Ultratip.
  9. ^ "Mike Posner Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Mike Posner.
  10. ^ "Mike Posner – Please Don't Go". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment.
  11. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ – Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  12. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Mike Posner – Please Don't Go". Top 40 Singles.
  13. ^ "Mike Posner Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Mike Posner. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
  14. ^ "Mike Posner Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Mike Posner. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
  15. ^ "Mike Posner Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Mike Posner. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
  16. ^ "Best of 2011: Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  17. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Mike Posner – Please Don't Go". Music Canada. 
  18. ^ "American single certifications – Mike Posner – Please Don't Go". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  19. ^ "R&R :: Going for Adds :: CHR/Top 40". Going for Adds. Radio and Records, Inc. 2010-09-06. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  20. ^ "R&R :: Going for Adds :: Rhythmic". Going for Adds. Radio and Records, Inc. 2010-09-06. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 

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