Don't Say No
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|Don't Say No|
|Studio album by Billy Squier|
|Released||April 13, 1981|
|Genre||Rock, Funk Rock, Pop|
|Producer||Mack and Billy Squier|
|Billy Squier chronology|
|Singles from Don't Say No|
Don't Say No is the second album by Billy Squier, released on April 13, 1981. It stands as Squier's biggest career album, including the hits "In the Dark", "Lonely Is the Night", "My Kinda Lover" and "The Stroke". The album hit the Top Five on the Billboard album chart and remained on the chart for over two years (111 weeks).
"The Stroke" was the first single, reaching number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100, and an even bigger hit at rock radio, hitting number 3 on the Mainstream Rock chart. The song even dented the British Pop charts, rising to number 52. The video for "The Stroke" — as most of the music videos from both Don't Say No and its follow-up, Emotions In Motion — is a straight-ahead performance piece, featuring Squier on an arena stage. Billy's many videos were staples on the then brand-new channel known as MTV which brought him increased popularity.
"In The Dark" followed "The Stroke" into the Billboard Top 40, and the Top 10 of the Album Rock Tracks chart. "Lonely Is The Night" and many other tracks from the album were hugely popular on AOR (Album Oriented Rock) radio stations.
The album was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 sales in July 1981 and Platinum two months later. Though multi-platinum awards weren't certified prior to 1984, Don't Say No belatedly received a Triple Platinum award in 1992, certifying sales of over 3 million US copies.
On July 27, 2010 Shout! Factory released a 30th Anniversary edition of the album complete with newly remastered sound, bonus tracks, and a new booklet.
All songs written and composed by Billy Squier.
|1.||"In the Dark"||4:09|
|3.||"My Kinda Lover"||3:32|
|4.||"You Know What I Like"||2:56|
|5.||"Too Daze Gone"||4:05|
|6.||"Lonely Is the Night"||4:42|
|7.||"Whadda You Want from Me"||3:43|
|9.||"I Need You"||3:52|
|10.||"Don't Say No"||3:20|
|30th Anniversary Edition|
|11.||"My Kinda Lover" (Live 2009)|
|12.||"The Stroke" (Live 2009)|
- Billy Squier - lead vocals, guitars, percussion, piano
- Cary Sharaf - guitars
- Alan St. Jon - keyboards
- Mark Clarke - bass, backing vocals
- Bobby Chouinard - drums
- Billy Squier: producer
- Mack: Producer, engineer
- "The Stroke"
- "My Kinda Lover"
- "Album release date". Rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
- Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Don't Say No - Billy Squier : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
- Top Music Charts - Hot 100 - Billboard 200 - Music Genre Sales[dead link]