Please Don't Go Girl

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"Please Don't Go Girl"
Single by New Kids on the Block
from the album Hangin' Tough
Released April 16, 1988
Format CD
Recorded 1988
Genre Pop
Length 4:13
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Maurice Starr
Producer(s) Maurice Starr
New Kids on the Block singles chronology
"Stop It Girl"
(1986)
"Please Don't Go Girl"
(1988)
"You Got It (The Right Stuff)"
(1988)

"Please Don't Go Girl" is a 1988 ballad single from New Kids on the Block. The lead vocals were sung by Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight, and spoken by Danny Wood. Written and produced by Maurice Starr, it was the first release from their second album Hangin' Tough, and also became the group's first commercial hit. "Please Don't Go Girl" first rose from #62 to #46, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart during the week of July 30, 1988. The single was the first major commercial exposure of the group, resulting in somewhat of a slow, but steady climb. The single eventually peaked at #10 the week of October 8, 1988. In 1997, Aaron Carter covered this song and was featured on his international self-titled debut album.

Music video[edit]

The first available music video was shot at Coney Island, Brooklyn.[1] Currently, the official website of the band promotes another video that seems to have been recorded around the same time the other video was.[2][3]

Track listings[edit]

US 12"[4]
  • A1 Please Don't Go Girl [Extended Mix] 5:04
  • A2 Please Don't Go Girl [7" Version] 3:59
  • B1 Whatcha Gonna Do About It [Dub Mix] 5:28
  • B2 Whatcha Gonna Do About It [7" Version] 3:55
UK 12"[5]
  • A1 Please Don't Go Girl [Extended Version] 4:42
  • A2 Please Don't Go Girl 3:59
  • B1 Whatcha Gonna Do About It [Dub Mix] 5:28
  • B2 Whatcha Gonna Do About It 3:55

Versions[edit]

  • "Please Don't Go Girl" [Album Version] 4:31
  • "Please Don't Go Girl" [Remix] 4:37
  • "Please Don't Go Girl" [7" Version] 4:12
  • "Please Don't Go Girl" [Video Version] 5:23
  • "Please Don't Go Girl" [Extended Mix] 5:05

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 10
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 55

Covers[edit]

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