Don't Stop (Billy Idol EP)

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Don't Stop
EP by
Released24 October 1981
F2 21729 / DIDX 5224
ProducerKeith Forsey
Billy Idol chronology
Don't Stop
Billy Idol
Singles from Don't Stop
  1. "Dancing with Myself"
    Released: 1981
  2. "Mony Mony"
    Released: 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Robert ChristgauB[3]

Don't Stop is Billy Idol's first solo record. Released in the US in 1981, it contains a version of Tommy James and the Shondells' UK #1 "Mony Mony," that would become a later hit for him as a live version in 1987.

It also contains the song "Dancing with Myself", which had previously been a commercially unsuccessful single release for Idol's former band Gen X in the United Kingdom in 1980. "Dancing With Myself" (from that band's LP Kiss Me Deadly) was not re-recorded for the Don't Stop EP release but was remixed from Gen X's 6:05 minute long extended version of the song, and edited down into 4:50 minutes, from which a drum solo and chorus section were removed.

"Untouchables" is another Gen X song taken from the 1980 album Kiss Me Deadly, which was re-recorded for Don't Stop.

The EP peaked at #71 on the Billboard 200 and generated considerable anticipation[by whom?] for the full-length album Billy Idol, released the following year.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mony Mony" (Tommy James, Bo Gentry, Ritchie Cordell, Bobby Bloom) – 5:01
  2. "Baby Talk" (Idol) – 3:14
  3. "Untouchables" (Idol) – 3:39
  4. "Dancing with Myself" (Billy Idol, Tony James) – 4:50


  • The 1983 CD reissue of Don't Stop also includes a 12:50 length interview with Billy Idol by MTV VJ Martha Quinn. This interview was on the release of the tape as well.


  1. ^ Taylor, Jonathan (2 September 1982). "Billy Idol – Billy Idol". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Don't Stop". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  3. ^ "CG: billy idol". Robert Christgau. 10 August 1993. Retrieved 5 January 2012.