Point of No Return (Nu Shooz song)

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For the song by Exposé, see Point of No Return (Exposé song).
"Point of No Return"
Single by Nu Shooz
from the album Poolside
Released 1986
Recorded 1986
Genre Freestyle music, Synthpop
Length 4:23
Label Atlantic
Writer(s) John Smith, Valerie Day
Nu Shooz singles chronology
"I Can't Wait"
"Point of No Return"
"Don't Let Me Be the One"
Music sample

"Point of No Return" is the title of the second single taken from the Nu Shooz album Poolside. The song spent one week at #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in September 1986.[1] It also peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart[2] and #36 on the R&B chart[3] in the U.S., as well as topping out at #48 on the UK singles chart.[4] The song was mixed by Shep Pettibone.

Music video[edit]

The music video features band members Valerie Day walking on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and entering a ballet studio, and John Smith with a closet full of sneakers animated with stop motion. The video was directed by Wayne Isham.[5]


Chart (1986-1987) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[6] 28
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles[7] 36
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play[8] 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 23
Swiss Singles Chart 23
New Zealand Singles Chart 18
UK Singles Chart[9] 48

See also[edit]


Preceded by
"Ain't Nothin' Goin' on But the Rent" by Gwen Guthrie
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
September 6, 1986
Succeeded by
"Down and Counting" by Claudja Barry