Don't Turn Out the Lights

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"Don't Turn Out the Lights"
Single by NKOTBSB
from the album NKOTBSB
Released April 5, 2011
Recorded Fall 2010 Studio E, At Chalice Recording, Los Angeles, CA
Genre Pop
Length 3:31
Label Sony, Legacy
Writer(s) Jess Cates, Claude Kelly, Emanuel Kiriakou
Producer(s) Emanuel Kiriakou
New Kids on the Block singles chronology
"2 in the Morning"
"Don't Turn Out the Lights"
"Remix (I Like The)"
Backstreet Boys singles chronology
"Don't Turn Out the Lights"
"It's Christmas Time Again"

"Don't Turn Out the Lights" is a song by American recording artists New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys from their collaboration compilation album, NKOTBSB. All current Backstreet Boys members at the time sing lead on the song, along with Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Jordan Knight from NKOTB. The song was written by Jess Cates, Claude Kelly, Emanuel Kiriakou, and produced by Kiriakou.

A sneak preview of "Don't Turn Out the Lights" was played by Backstreet Boys members Brian Littrell and A. J. McLean on the Backstreet Boys 2010 Cruise and was leaked to the internet on April 1, 2011. On April 5, 2011, the song premiered on On Air With Ryan Seacrest and was released to iTunes in the US and Canada as the lead single from the album by Legacy Recordings. The single debuted at number 14 on the US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart on April 14, 2011.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Don't Turn Out the Lights" – 3:31
  • German CD single[2]
  1. "Don't Turn Out the Lights" – 3:33
  2. "Don't Turn Out the Lights" (Instrumental) – 3:30


Chart (2011) Peak
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[3] 46
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles[1] 14


  1. ^ a b Trust, Gary (14 April 2011). "Weekly Chart Notes: Katy Perry, Beastie Boys, NKOTBSB". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 16 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "NKOTBSB - Don't Turn Out The Lights/Don't Turn Out The Lights (Instrumental)". Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "New Kids on the Block – Chart history" Canadian Hot 100 for New Kids on the Block. Retrieved March 6, 2016.