Please Don't Go Girl

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"Please Don't Go Girl"
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Single by New Kids on the Block
from the album Hangin' Tough
Released April 16, 1988
Format CD, 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, MC
Recorded 1988
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 4:13
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Maurice Starr
Producer(s) Maurice Starr
New Kids on the Block singles chronology
"Stop It Girl"
(1986)
"Please Don't Go Girl"
(1988)
"You Got It (The Right Stuff)"
(1988)

"Stop It Girl"
(1986)
"Please Don't Go Girl"
(1988)
"You Got It (The Right Stuff)"
(1988)

"Please Don't Go Girl" is a 1988 ballad single from New Kids on the Block. The lead vocals were sung by Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight, and spoken by Danny Wood. Written and produced by Maurice Starr, it was the first release from their second album Hangin' Tough, and also became the group's first commercial hit.[1] "Please Don't Go Girl" first rose from #62 to #46, on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart during the week of July 30, 1988. The single was the first major commercial exposure of the group, resulting in somewhat of a slow, but steady climb. The single eventually peaked at #10 the week of October 8, 1988. In 1997, Aaron Carter covered this song and was featured on his international self-titled debut album.

Music video[edit]

The first available music video was shot at Coney Island, Brooklyn. Currently, the official website of the band promotes another video that seems to have been recorded around the same time the other video was, which was shot in various places around Boston, including the Ruggles T station.[2][3]

Track listings[edit]

US 12"[4]
  • A1 Please Don't Go Girl [Extended Mix] 5:04
  • A2 Please Don't Go Girl [7" Version] 3:59
  • B1 Whatcha Gonna Do About It [Dub Mix] 5:28
  • B2 Whatcha Gonna Do About It [7" Version] 3:55
UK 12"[5]
  • A1 Please Don't Go Girl [Extended Version] 4:42
  • A2 Please Don't Go Girl 3:59
  • B1 Whatcha Gonna Do About It [Dub Mix] 5:28
  • B2 Whatcha Gonna Do About It 3:55

Versions[edit]

  • "Please Don't Go Girl" [Album Version] 4:31
  • "Please Don't Go Girl" [Remix] 4:37
  • "Please Don't Go Girl" [7" Version] 4:12
  • "Please Don't Go Girl" [Video Version] 5:23
  • "Please Don't Go Girl" [Extended Mix] 5:05

Charts[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Canada Top Singles (RPM)[6] 77
Spain Top 40 Radio[7] 39
US Billboard Hot 100[8] 10
US Radio & Records CHR/Pop Airplay Chart[9][10] 10
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 55

Covers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "White Singers + Black Style - Pop Bonanza". The New York Times. 11 March 1990. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "New Kids On The Block". Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  3. ^ NewKidsVEVO (25 October 2009). "New Kids On The Block - Please Don't Go Girl (Official Music Video)". Retrieved 17 March 2017 – via YouTube. 
  4. ^ "New Kids On The Block - Please Don't Go Girl". Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "New Kids On The Block - Please Don't Go Girl (Extended Version)". Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Top RPM Singles: Issue 8683." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  7. ^ Fernando Salaverri (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  8. ^ "New Kids on the Block Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2013.
  9. ^ "nkotb". Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  10. ^ "Please don". Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  11. ^ "New Kids on the Block Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2013.

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