Better with the Lights Off

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"Better with the Lights Off"
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Single by New Boyz featuring Chris Brown
from the album Too Cool to Care
ReleasedAugust 2, 2011[1]
FormatDigital download
LabelShotty, Asylum, Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Dominic Thomas, Earl Benjamin, Chris Brown, Niles Hollowell-Dhar
Producer(s)The Cataracs, H-Money
New Boyz singles chronology
"Better with the Lights Off"
"I Like It Like That"
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Body 2 Body"
"Better with the Lights Off"
"Wet the Bed"

"Better with the Lights Off" is a song written and recorded by American hip hop duo New Boyz and R&B singer Chris Brown, taken from New Boyz' second studio album, Too Cool To Care. The song was released as a promotional single on May 3, 2011[2] via digital download in the United States and was released as the third single from the album on August 2, 2011.[1]

Critical response[edit]

Allmusic highlighted the song and wrote a positive opinion: "when “girl you look better with” ends up the big hook behind the Chris Brown feature “Better with the Lights Off,” it’s hard to think of a grander moment that the entire snotty-males-in-their-early-twenties movement has yet offered."[3]

Chart performance[edit]

The single debuted at number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100 as a promotional single.[4] After being officially released, it re-entered the chart at number 75 and reached a peak of number 38.[5]

Music video[edit]

The official music video premiered on MTV on June 15, 2011.


Chart (2011) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[6] 90
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 38
US Pop Songs (Billboard) 23
US Rap Songs (Billboard) 13


  1. ^ a b "Top 40/M Future Releases | Mainstream Hit Songs Being Released and Their Release Dates". Retrieved December 27, 2011.
  2. ^ "iTunes Store". Archived from the original on November 13, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
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  4. ^ Grein, Paul (May 11, 2011). "Week Ending May 8, 2011. Songs: Rolling In The Dough | Chart Watch – Yahoo! Music". Retrieved December 27, 2011.
  5. ^ "New Boyz Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. August 24, 2011. Retrieved August 24, 2011.
  6. ^ "Chartifacts – Week Commencing: 26th September 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. September 26, 2011. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. Retrieved October 2, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. ^ Grein, Paul (September 14, 2011). "Week Ending Sept. 11, 2011. Songs: The Voices". Yahoo! Chart Watch. Retrieved September 14, 2011.

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