Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Backstreet Boys song)

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"Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
Don't Breaking My Heart (BSB).jpg
Single by Backstreet Boys
from the album DNA
ReleasedMay 17, 2018
Format
Length3:35[1]
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Stuart Crichton
  • Jamie Hartman
Backstreet Boys singles chronology
"God, Your Mama, and Me"
(2017)
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
(2018)
"Chances"
(2018)
Music video
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" on YouTube

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" is a song by American vocal group Backstreet Boys. The song was released on May 17, 2018[2] as the lead single to their upcoming ninth album DNA (eighth in the US).[3] The single peaked at number 63 on the Billboard Hot 100, which is their first song as lead artist on the chart since "Inconsolable" in 2007, and their highest-charted single since "Incomplete" in 2005. The song received a Grammy Nomination for “Best Pop Duo/Group” for the 2019 ceremony, their first nomination since Shape of My Heart at the 2002 ceremony.

Commercial performance[edit]

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" debuted on May 17, 2018, and in its first week ranked 22nd in digital sales.[4] The song was deemed by many in the media as a comeback song for the band as it represented their first time charting on the Billboard Hot 100, Mainstream Top 40, and Adult Contemporary charts since "Inconsolable".[5] It was also their highest charting single on the Adult Top 40 with a peak of number 9, surpassing the number 11 peak of "I Want It That Way" in 1999.[6] In regards to airplay the song reached number 38 on the Radio Songs chart, the band's first time on that chart since "Incomplete".[7]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[8]
No.TitleLength
1."Don't Go Breaking My Heart"3:35
The Remixes – EP
No.TitleLength
1."Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Dave Audé Remix)"3:39
2."Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Luca Schreiner Remix)"3:19
3."Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Arkadi Remix)"3:28
4."Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Quarterhead Remix)"3:16

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[9] 50
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[10] 23
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[11] 65
Canada AC (Billboard)[12] 27
Canada CHR/Top 40 (Billboard)[13] 32
Canada Hot AC (Billboard)[14] 21
Croatia Airplay (HRT)[15] 95
Germany (Official German Charts)[16] 68
Slovakia (Rádio Top 100)[17] 100
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 98
US Billboard Hot 100[19] 63
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[20] 8
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[6] 9
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[21] 17
US Dance/Mix Show Airplay (Billboard)[22] 28
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[23] 18

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Position
Billboard Adult Contemporary[24] 19
Billboard Adult Pop Songs[25] 28

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[26] Gold 35,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

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Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States May 21, 2018 Hot adult contemporary RCA [27]
May 22, 2018 Contemporary hit radio [28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Don't Go Breaking My Heart – Single by Backstreet Boys". Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  2. ^ @backstreetboys (14 May 2018). "Excuse the dad joke but... we're back NEW BACKSTREET BOYS SINGLE "DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART" OUT MAY 17TH" (Tweet). Retrieved July 26, 2018 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Honeycutt, Shanté (May 14, 2018). "Backstreet Boys Announce New Single 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart'". Billboard. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Digital Song Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "Backstreet Boys Earn First Pop Songs Chart Hit Since 2007 With 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart'". Billboard. May 5, 2018. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  7. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Radio Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Single by Backstreet Boys". iTunes Store (Apple Inc.). 18 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Backstreet Boys – Don't Go Breaking My Heart". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Backstreet Boys – Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  12. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Canada AC)". Billboard. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  13. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Canada CHR/Top 40)". Billboard. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  14. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Canada Hot AC)". Billboard. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  15. ^ "Croatia ARC TOP 100". HRT. Retrieved September 24, 2018.
  16. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Backstreet Boys – Don't Go Breaking My Heart". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  17. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201826 into search. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Backstreet Boys – Don't Go Breaking My Heart". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  19. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  20. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  21. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  22. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  23. ^ "Backstreet Boys Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  24. ^ https://www.billboard.com/charts/year-end/2018/adult-contemporary-songs
  25. ^ https://www.billboard.com/charts/year-end/2018/adult-pop-songs
  26. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2018 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  27. ^ "Hot/Modern/AC Future Releases". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on May 17, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  28. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on May 17, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.