Kill the Lights (Alex Newell, DJ Cassidy and Nile Rodgers song)

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"Kill the Lights"
Single by Alex Newell, Jess Glynne, DJ Cassidy and Nile Rodgers
ReleasedApril 15, 2016
Alex Newell singles chronology
"Basically Over You (B.O.Y)"
"Kill the Lights"
"Need Somebody"
Jess Glynne singles chronology
"Ain't Got Far to Go"
"Kill the Lights"
"If I Can't Have You"
DJ Cassidy singles chronology
"Future Is Mine"
"Kill the Lights"
Nile Rodgers singles chronology
"Kill the Lights"
"Give Me Your Love"

"Kill the Lights" is a song by American recording artist Alex Newell and record producer DJ Cassidy, featuring additional contribution from guitarist Nile Rodgers. The disco song was featured on an episode of the HBO television series, Vinyl (2016), and later appeared on its accompanying extended plays and soundtrack.[1][2]

Another version of the song features English singer and songwriter Jess Glynne, and a set of remixes of this version by Audien, Yolanda Be Cool, Chuckie, and Dimitri from Paris was released as a single on April 15, 2016.[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was released to YouTube on April 8, 2016.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[5]
1."Kill the Lights" (with DJ Cassidy and Nile Rodgers)4:36
Remix single[3]
1."Kill the Lights" (Audien remix)3:44
2."Kill the Lights" (Yolanda Be Cool remix)5:24
3."Kill the Lights" (Chuckie remix)4:43
4."Kill the Lights" (Dimitri from Paris remix)7:32


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 1
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[7] 1
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[8] 15

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Position
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[9] 11
US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (Billboard)[10] 74

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Vinyl (Music from the HBO® Original Series), Vol. 1.9 - EP". iTunes (US). Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  2. ^ "Vinyl: The Essentials (Best of Season 1)". iTunes (US). Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  3. ^ a b "Kill the Lights (with Nile Rodgers) [Remixes] - EP". iTunes (Germany). Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  4. ^ "Alex Newell & DJ Cassidy (with Nile Rodgers) "Kill The Lights" [Official Video] — YouTube". YouTube. April 8, 2016. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Vinyl (Music from the HBO® Original Series), Vol. 1.9 - EP". iTunes. Retrieved June 7, 2016.
  6. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 24, 2016" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved May 2, 2021.
  7. ^ "Alex Newell Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  8. ^ "Alex Newell Chart History (Hot Dance/Electronic Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-07-05.
  9. ^ "Dance Club Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-11-24.
  10. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-11-24.