Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)

"Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love)" is a 1980 soul and quiet storm record by the Isley Brothers, released on their T-Neck imprint. The track was released as the first single from their 1980 platinum album, Go All the Way.

"Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love) (Parts 1 & 2)"
Single by the Isley Brothers
from the album Go All the Way
B-side"Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love) (Parts 1 & 2) (Instrumental)"
StudioBearsville Studios, Woodstock, New York
GenreSoul, quiet storm
Songwriter(s)Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley, Chris Jasper, Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Ronald Isley
Producer(s)The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers singles chronology
"It's a Disco Night (Rock Don't Stop)"
"Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love) (Parts 1 & 2)"
"Here We Go Again (Part 1)"

Song backgroundEdit

The song, which was released as an answer of sorts to Teddy Pendergrass' hit, "Turn Off the Lights", was an ode to love sung by Ronald Isley, who begs his lady in his trademark falsetto to give him her love, stating if "people say that love is for the giving/so lemme love you, girl".

Chart performanceEdit

The song was also their last Top 40 pop hit in 16 years, peaking at number 39 pop while reaching number one on the R&B singles chart.[1]



  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 278.