Please Don't Go (Mike Posner song)

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"Please Don't Go"
A portrait of a rugged young man with blue eyes wearing a grey shirt that is striped horizontally in black. The man is holding onto an enlightened white electric-powered pole behind him with his right hand. Centered in the portrait is the name 'Mike Posner' in capital, thin and white letter font. Below the name, is the title "Please Don't Go" in a reduced light blue font.
Single by Mike Posner
from the album 31 Minutes to Takeoff
Released June 9, 2010
Recorded 2009-10; Downtown, Lotzan Matzan Studios (New York City)[1]
Length 3:17
Label J
  • Benny Blanco
  • Mike Posner
Mike Posner singles chronology
"Cooler than Me"
"Please Don't Go"
"Bow Chicka Wow Wow"

"Cooler than Me"
"Please Don't Go"
"Bow Chicka Wow Wow"

"Please Don't Go" is a song by American recording artist Mike Posner, released as the second single from his debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff (2010). Posner co-wrote and co-produced the song with Benny Blanco, and J Records released the single to contemporary hit radio in the United States on June 9, 2010. The song peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Posner his second top 40 hit on that chart. It also peaked at numbers 9, 18 and 30 on the Mainstream Top 40, Rhythmic and Adult Top 40 charts respectively. It managed to peak within the top 40 in countries like Austria, Canada, Germany and New Zealand. A remix of the song features American rapper, Waka Flocka Flame.


Posner co-wrote and produced the song alongside Benny Blanco. Posner's lyrics plead for his girlfriend not to leave him, while his production with Blanco is uptempo and contains prominent synth-pop and trance characteristics. In addition, Blanco provides background vocals in the chorus. The song was mixed by Serban Ghenea and engineered by John Hanes and Tim Roberts.

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United States, the song debuted at number 94 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached number 16. It also reached number 9 on the Billboard Pop Songs chart. As of January 2011, 1,000,000 copies had been purchased.[3] It also charted on the New Zealand charts and on the Canadian charts. It peaked at number 23 in Canada and reached number 19 in New Zealand, making it his second top 20 single of that country along with "Cooler Than Me". In the UK, the song charted poorly.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of 31 Minutes to Takeoff.[1]



Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[17] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[18] Gold 40,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[19] Gold 7,500*
United States (RIAA)[20] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
United States June 9, 2010 CHR/Top 40,[21] Rhythmic[22]


  1. ^ a b 31 Minutes to Takeoff (inlay cover). Mike Posner. J Records. 2010.
  2. ^ "'Please Don't Go' Writing Credits". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
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  4. ^ "Chartifacts - Week Commencing: 6th December 2010". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on December 15, 2010. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
  5. ^ " – Mike Posner – Please Don't Go" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  6. ^ " – Mike Posner – Please Don't Go" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  7. ^ " – Mike Posner – Please Don't Go" (in French). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Mike Posner Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard.
  9. ^ " – Mike Posner – Please Don't Go". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  10. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Rádiós Top 40 játszási lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége.
  11. ^ " – Mike Posner – Please Don't Go". Top 40 Singles.
  12. ^ "Mike Posner Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
  13. ^ "Mike Posner Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
  14. ^ "Mike Posner Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
  15. ^ "Mike Posner Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
  16. ^ "Best of 2011: Hot 100 Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-09.
  17. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2011 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  18. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Mike Posner – Please Don't Go". Music Canada.
  19. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Singles – RadioScope New Zealand". Archived from the original on July 28, 2011. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  20. ^ "American single certifications – Mike Posner – Please Don't Go". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  21. ^ "R&R :: Going for Adds :: CHR/Top 40". Going for Adds. Radio and Records, Inc. 2010-09-06. Retrieved 2010-10-11.
  22. ^ "R&R :: Going for Adds :: Rhythmic". Going for Adds. Radio and Records, Inc. 2010-09-06. Retrieved 2010-10-11.

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