Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)

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"Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love) (Parts 1 & 2)"
Single by The Isley Brothers
from the album Go All the Way
B-side Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love) (Parts 1 & 2) (Instrumental)
Released 1980
Format 7"
Genre Soul, Quiet storm
Length 5:45
Label T-Neck
Writer(s) Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper, Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Ronald Isley
Producer(s) The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers singles chronology
"It's a Disco Night (Rock Don't Stop)"
"Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love) (Parts 1 & 2)"
"Here We Go Again (Part 1)"

"Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)" is a 1980 quiet storm soul record by The Isley Brothers, released on their T-Neck imprint. The song, which was released as an answer of sorts to Teddy Pendergrass' hit, "Turn Off the Lights", was an ode to love sung by Ronald Isley, who begs his lady in his trademark falsetto to give him her love, stating if "people say that love is for the giving/so lemme love you, girl". Released as the first single off their 1980 platinum album, Go All the Way, the song was also their last Top 40 pop hit in 16 years, peaking at number 39 pop while reaching number one on the R&B singles chart.[1] In 2006, the 7" single's instrumental B-side was sampled by J Dilla on the instrumental album Donuts.



  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 278. 
Preceded by
"Stomp!" by The Brothers Johnson
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number-one single
April 19 - May 10, 1980
Succeeded by
"Let's Get Serious" by Jermaine Jackson