Turn Off the Light

Single infobox
Name = Turn Off the Light
Artist = Nelly Furtado


from Album = Whoa, Nelly!
Format = CD maxi single, vinyl
Released = flagicon|USflagicon|Canada August 14 2001
flagicon|UK September 25, 2001
Writer = Nelly Furtado
Recorded = 2000
Genre = Pop
Length = 4:36
Label = DreamWorks
Producer = Gerald Eaton, Brian West
Misc = Extra chronology
Artist = Nelly Furtado single
Last single = "I'm like a Bird"
(2000)
This single = "Turn Off the Light"
(2001)
Next single = "...On the Radio (Remember the Days)"
(2001)
Audiosample
Upper caption = Audio sample
Name = Turn Off the Light
Audio file= Turn off the Light sample.ogg
Extra album cover
Upper caption = Alternate cover


Lower caption = Australian cover

"Turn Off the Light" is an popsong written by Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado for her debut studio album, "Whoa, Nelly!" (2001). Produced by Gerald Eaton and Brian West, it was released as the album's third single in mid-2001 (see 2001 in music). The song samples the famous acoustic guitar riff from "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield.

Furtado, who cited a song by the Canadian band Big Sugar as the inspiration for "Turn Off the Light", has described it as "a real song ... Though I may seem so independent and stuff, blah, blah, blah, when I turn out the light at night I can get lonely just like everybody else. Maybe that's why it's such a good song and everyone is responding to it – because it's real. Just a song with a fun, hooky chorus."

Music video

There were two music videos made for "Turn Off the Light", the Under Ground version, and the Normal version. The normal version was directed by Sophie Muller. [ [http://www.nellycentral.com/videos.php Nelly Furtado Central - Videos ] ]

The music video for the normal version of "Turn Off the Light" begins in a swamp where Furtado is sitting on the edge on a log and people are swimming in the swamp. She begins to sing the first verse and when the chorus comes the people in the swamp pull her in and they start dancing in the swamp. The second verse starts and Furtado is at a temple singing while these dancers jump out and dance with Furtado. At the second part of the chorus she's surrounded by a group at the temple and the dance around her while she sings. At the bridge she at an old house singing and she is sitting on a chair. The video ends with Furtado back at the temple, it concludes with Furtado eating noodles at the temple.

Chart performance

The song eventually became her most successful song at the time of its release. In New Zealand, it became her first number-one single there and stayed in the chart for twenty-seven weeks [ [http://charts.org.nz/showitem.asp?key=4814&cat=s NELLY FURTADO - TURN OFF THE LIGHT (SONG)] charts.org.nz] . It became the second most successful song of 2001 year-end chart [ [http://www.rianz.org.nz/rianz/chart_annual.asp 2001 Year-End Chart of RIANZ] ] . The song is 28th most successful song in that country and the most successful song for Nelly Furtado in that country [http://charts.org.nz/bestall.asp All Time Chart of New Zealand] ] .

It peaked at number five on the U.S. "Billboard" Hot 100, her highest chart position until her 2006 single, "Promiscuous", reached number one. A remix featuring rappers Ms. Jade and Timbaland was released, and a dance remix reached number one on "Billboard"'s Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart. The song ranked at number 70 in the Year-End chart of 2001 and at number 92 on the 2002 recap. It peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay Chart.

It peaked at number seven in Australia, being her second top ten single there and stayed in the chart for twenty-one weeks [ [http://australian-charts.com/showitem.asp?key=4814&cat=s NELLY FURTADO - TURN OFF THE LIGHT (SONG)] australian-charts.com] . It also peaked at number four in United Kingdom, becoming her second top five single there.

In the United World Chart, it peaked at number three and become her highest chart position until her 2007 single, "Say It Right", reached number two. It gained 3.666.000 points worldwide, placing at number nineteen on the year-end chart of 2001 [ [http://www.unitedworldchart.de/countdown2001.htm United World Chart Countdown 2001] ] .

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "Turn Off the Lights.";U.S. 12" promo [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/365101 Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light ] ] "Side A"
#"Turn Off the Light" (Richard Vission Astromatic Mix) - 7:17
#"Turn Off the Light" (Dataluxe Mix) - 10:07"Side B"
#"Turn Off the Light" (Decibel's After Midnight Mix) - 7:00
#"Turn Off the Light" (Junior's Earth Anthem) - 10:20
#"Turn Off the Light" (Album Acapella) - 4:33

;U.S. 12" single [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/142066 Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light ] ] "Side A"
#"Turn Off the Light" (Remix) (featuring Timbaland & Ms. Jade) - 4:40
#"Turn Off the Light" (Yogie's Sunshine Reggae Mix) - 3:57
#"Turn Off the Light" (Richard Vission Astromatic Mix) - 7:17"Side B"
#"Turn Off the Light" (Junior's Earth Anthem) - 10:20
#"Turn Off the Light" (Decibel's After Midnight Mix) - 7:00

;U.S. CD promo [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/557813 Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light ] ]
#"Turn Off the Light" (Radio Edit) - 3:36
#"Turn Off the Light" (Album Version) - 4:36

;UK 12" single [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/25811 Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light ] ] "Side A"
#"Turn Off the Light" (Remix) (featuring Timbaland & Ms. Jade)
#"Turn Off the Light" (So Solid Crew Remix)"Side B"
#"Turn Off the Light" (Album Version)
#"Turn Off the Light" (Sunshine Reggae Mix);European CD enhanced single [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/464895 Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light ] ] [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/1033333 Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light ] ]
#"Turn Off the Light" (Radio Edit) - 3:36
#"Turn Off the Light" (Sunshine Reggae Mix) - 3:59
#"Turn Off the Light" (Acoustic) - 4:00
#"Turn Off the Light" (Underground Video) 3:38

;European CD Single [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/1050649 Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light ] ]
#"Turn Off the Light" (Radio Edit) - 3:36
#"I'm like a Bird" (Acoustic) - 3:50

;CD Single [ [http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/furtado_nelly/albums.jhtml?albumId=682677 Turn Off the Light/I'm Like a Bird | Album Track Listing | MTV ] ]
# "Turn Off the Light"
# "Turn Off the Light" (Remix) (featuring Timbaland & Jade)
# "I'm Like a Bird" [Acoustic Version]
# "Turn Off the Light" (Video)

;Australian CD Single [ [http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/furtado_nelly/albums.jhtml?albumId=676319 Turn Off the Light [Australia CD | Album Track Listing | MTV ] ]
# "Turn Off the Light" (Radio Edit)
# "Turn Off the Light" (Sunshine Reggae Mix)
# "I'm like a Bird" (Acoustic Version)
# "Turn Off the Light" (Underground Video)

;Brazil CD Promo Maxi-Single [ [http://www.discogs.com/release/475941 Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light ] ]
#"Turn Off the Light" (Radio Edit) - 3:36
#"Turn Off the Light" (Sunshine Reggae Mix) - 3:57
#"Turn Off the Light" (Remix) (featuring Timbaland & Ms. Jade) - 4:40
#"Turn Off the Light" (Richard Vission Astromatic Mix) - 7:17
#"Turn Off the Light" (Dataluxe Mix) - 10:07
#"Turn Off the Light" (Decibel's After Midnight Mix) - 7:00
#"Turn Off the Light" (Album Acapella) - 4:33
#"I'm like a Bird" (Junior's Earth Anthem) - 10:20

Remixes

* "Turn Off the Light" (Radio Mix) (3:34)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Dataluxe Mix) (10:07)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Dataluxe Radio Edit) (4:14)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Decibel's After Midnight Mix) (7:00)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Yoggie's Sunshine Reggae Mix) (3:20)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Yoggie's Sunshine Remix) (4:00)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Richard Vission Astronomic Mix) (7:17)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Chriss Vrenna vs. Tweaker Remix) (3:34)
* "Turn Off the Light" (DJ Jeckel Jungle Mix) (4:35)
* "Turn Off the Light" (DJ Wheels In The Parking Remix) (7:29)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Anyanami Mix) (3:16)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Hex Hector Extended Remix)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Hex Hector Remix Edit)
* "Turn Off the Light" (DJ 17 Mix)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Brody Mix)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Kandiman Remix)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Psycle Remix)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Rock Air Remix)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Indian Remix)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Much Dance 2002 Remix)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Sky Dog Remix)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Remix) (feat. Ms.Jade & Timbaland) (4:41)
* "Turn Off the Light" (A Capella Remix) (feat. Ms.Jade & Timbaland)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Instrumental Remix) (feat. Ms.Jade & Timbaland)

Other versions

* "Turn Off the Light" (Radio Edit) (3:36)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Album Version)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Instrumental Version)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Acoustic Version) (4:00)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Album A Capella) (4:33)
* "Turn Off the Light" (Real A Capella)

Charts

ee also

* European Hit Radio Top 100 (2001)

References


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