"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). It was released as the album's first single in the end of 1989 as a CD single, 7" single and a 12" single.
The song reached within the top ten position in Australia, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada, Netherland and the UK making it one of her biggest hits to date. In the U.S. it peaked at number 11. "Leave a Light On'" features former Beatle George Harrison on the slide guitar.
The single can be heard in a 1991 episode of the TV sitcom Out of This World entitled "I Want My Evie TV".
Note: There is also a version of "Leave a Light On" called the Kamikazee mix, included on Carlisle's "Vision of You" CD single, clocking in at 4:42, but it is unknown whether this version is simply shorter than the 8:05 "extended version" or a new, unique mix.
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