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Belinda Carlisle - Leave A Light On (1989)

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“Leave a Light On” is a pop song written by Rick Nowels and Ellen Shipley, produced by Nowels for Belinda Carlisle’s third solo album Runaway Horses (1989). The single narrowly missed the top ten in the US ...

“Leave a Light On” is a pop song written by Rick Nowels and Ellen Shipley, produced by Nowels for Belinda Carlisle’s third solo album Runaway Horses (1989).

The single narrowly missed the top ten in the US peaking at number 11. It fared much better elsewhere, reaching the top five in several countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.

Released as the album’s first single at the end of 1989, “Leave a Light On” became a top-ten hit in Australia, Austria, Canada, the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. In the United States, “Leave a Light On” peaked at number 11, affording Carlisle her final US top-twenty hit.