|"Please Don't Go"|
|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)|
|Mike Posner singles chronology|
"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.
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. 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.
|Canada (Music Canada)||Gold||40,000^|
|New Zealand (RMNZ)||Gold||7,500*|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||1,000,000^|
*sales figures based on certification alone