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"Don't Turn Off The Lights"
Single by Enrique Iglesias
from the album Escape
Released August 2002
Format CD single
Genre Pop
Length 3:47
Label Interscope
Writer(s) Kara DioGuardi
Enrique Iglesias
Steve Morales
David Siegel
Producer Steve Morales
Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias singles chronology
"Love to See You Cry"
"Don't Turn Off The Lights"

"Don't Turn Off The Lights" is a pop song by Enrique Iglesias from his 2001 album Escape. The song was written by Iglesias Kara DioGuardi, Steve Morales and Dave Siegel and was released as the third single from the album in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Song information

In interviews Iglesias has stated that the for the album Escape he started using a different method to writing songs than he'd used before. Starting off with a title or single idea he would write the song around it. Don't Turn Off the Lights was the first song to use this method and set the tone for many of the other songs on the album. At the time it was expected that the song would be the album's first, in an interview with Mexican radio station Exa FM Iglesias stated that he believed the track would be the first single from his then upcoming album.

The single was released in August 2002 and became very successful in Australia and New Zealand, peaking into the Top Ten in both countries. However in United States was not as successful, peaking only at number 110 in the Billboard Hot 100. The song however did significantly push up sales of the album in the US during Iglesias's promotion. Iglesias promoted the week of thanksgiving performing the song the tv shows Last Call with Carson Daly, MTV's TRL, Regis and Kelly and attracted the largest crowd ever at the Today Show summer concert series. [1]

A Spanish version of the song was also released titled "No Apagues La Luz".

Chart (2002) Peak
Australia ARIA Top 40 [2] 4
MuchMusic Top 30 [3] 6
New Zealand Top 40 [4] 6
US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles [5] 10
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream [6] 24
US Billboard Top 40 Tracks [7] 39
US Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay [8] 19

† "No Apagues La Luz" (Spanish version)


Australian CD Single (B00006CFJS)
  1. Don't Turn Off The Lights (Album version)
  2. Don't Turn Off The Lights (Fernando Garibay and Giorgio Moroder Remix Edit)
  3. Don't Turn Off The Lights (Fernando Garibay and Giorgio Moroder Remix)
  4. Escape (StoneBridge Radio Mix)
  5. Escape (JJs Radio Edit)
  6. Escape (Video)




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