“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” by Backstreet Boys

“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” is a song recorded and performed by American boy band Backstreet Boys. Lyrically, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” is about someone pleading with their significant other to have mercy on their heart and not break it.

What Backstreet Boys have said about this song

“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” is a song recorded and performed by American boy band Backstreet Boys. Lyrically, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” is about someone pleading with their significant other to have mercy on their heart and not break it.

What Backstreet Boys have said about this song

According to Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys, the instant he and his colleagues heard this song, they knew it was a special one.

Kevin Richardson on "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"

Facts about “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”

  • Songwriters Stuart Crichton, Wrabel and Jamie Hartman worked together to write this song.
  • Hartman and Crichton collaborated with the Backstreet Boys to produce “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”.
  • This is the lead single from the album DNA, which is the group’s eighth studio album in the United States. The other singles on this album include “Chances” and “No Place”.
  • On May 17, 2018, this song was released through RCA Records and K-BAHN.
  • Prior to this single, the Backstreet Boys had not released any brand new single in five solid years.
  • “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” was a chart success. It did well in American peaking at number 63 on the Hot 100. This feat gave the band their first entry in the Billboard Hot 100 in over a decade. It also reached numbers 8 and 9 on the US Adult Contemporary and the Adult Top 40 respectively.
  • This song shares the same title with a 1976 classic by English singers Elton John and Kiki Dee.
  • In 2018, this song received a Grammy nomination for the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. That nomination gave the Backstreet Boys their eighth Grammy Award nomination.

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