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"Til I Forget About You" is a song by Big Time Rush from their first studio album, BTR. The song was written by Claude Kelly, Sam Hollander, and Dave Katz, with production handled by the latter two. "Til I Forget About You" was released on September 21, 2010, as the lead single from the album.


"Til I Forget About You" was written by Claude Kelly, as well as Sam "S*A*M" Hollander and Dave "Sluggo" Katz, who produced the track. The band recorded their vocals at Fresh Kills Studio in New York, NY, while on tour in June 2010.[3][4] Nickelodeon uploaded the full song for preview to their website on September 13, 2010.[citation needed] It was digitally released as the lead single from BTR on September 21, 2010. A physical CD single, containing the B-side "Famous", was issued in the United States on September 28, 2010, exclusively at Walmart stores.

Music video

A music video was filmed in the span of one day on September 12, 2010. The band's team rented a mansion for filming.[5][6] On September 24, the band uploaded a behind-the-scenes preview titled "Making of Til I Forget About You" to the website Buzznet.[7] The making-of special was directed by Ryan McNeill.[8] The music video itself, directed by Isaac Rentz,[9] premiered on Nickelodeon on October 1, 2010, after the Big Time Rush episode "Big Time Fans".[10]

Live performances

On July 20, BTR filmed a live performance of "Til I Forget About You" on New York Street outside Paramount Studios, in front of a limited audience.[11] The footage was used for a concert scene in Big Time Rush. The band officially debuted the song on August 28, at 98.5's "End of Summer Block Party" event in Las Vegas, NV.[12] On September 9, they peformed it again at J-14's 'In Tune' concert event at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square, NYC.[13][14] The song was prominently featured in the second season premiere of Big Time Rush, "Welcome Back, Big Time", aired September 25, 2010. In the episode, BTR perform the song at the fictional "Rocktober Fest" event. Thematically, the song relates to Kendall's and Jo's relationship. It was later featured again in the episode "Big Time Live", in which BTR perform on a news show.

BTR gave a performance of "Til I Forget About You" on October 11 in Rockefeller Plaza, NYC, during an appearance on the Today Show, in promotion of BTR.[15] They later performed it as part of the 2010 Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on November 25.[16]

Track listing

  • Digital download
  1. "Til I Forget About You" — 3:58
  • US CD single
  1. "Til I Forget About You" — 3:58
  2. "Famous" — 3:06
  • UK CD promo single
  1. "Til I Forget About You (Original Version — Radio Edit)"
  2. "Til I Forget About You (Young Boyz Remix — Radio Edit)"
  3. "Til I Forget About You (Cash Cash Remix — Radio Edit)"
  4. "Til I Forget About You (Halatrax Remix — Radio Edit)"

Credits and personnel

Credits adapted from the liner notes of BTR.[2]

  • Written by: Claude Kelly, Sam Hollander, Dave Katz
  • Produced by: S*A*M and Sluggo
  • Co-produced by: Chad Royce and Scott Mann
  • Mixed by: Serban Ghenea
  • Engineer for Mix: John Hanes, Assisted by Tim Roberts
  • Guitar: Dave Katz
  • Programming: Sam Hollander, Dave Katz, Scott Mann
  • Engineer: Sean Gould, Chad Royce, Scott Mann
  • Recorded at Fresh Kills, New York, NY and Right Hook Productions, New York, NY
  • Mixed at Mixstar Studios, Virginia Beach, VA

Chart history

Chart (2010) Peak
US Bubbling Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[17] 11

Release history

Release dates for "Til I Forget About You"
Country / region Date Format Label Notes Ref.
United States September 21, 2010 Digital download Nickelodeon, Columbia Exclusively available on iTunes [1]
September 28, 2010 CD Exclusively available at Walmart stores [2]
Europe January 7, 2011 Digital download [3]



Lyrics adapted from the liner notes of BTR.[2]

Get a call on a random afternoon
I pick it up and I see that it’s you
Like my heart, you were breaking the news
You say
It’s over it’s over it’s over
Heading out 'cause, I'm outta my mind
All my friends are gonna see me tonight
Staying here 'til the sun starts to rise
And I'm gonna I'm gonna I'm gonna

Dance hard, laugh more, turn the music up now
Party like a rock star, can I get a what now?
I swear I'll do anything that I have to
'Til I forget about —
Jump up, fall down, gotta play it loud now
Don't care my head's spinning all around now
I swear I'll do anything that I have to
'Til I forget about you
'Til I forget about you

I bet you thought I'd be here on my own
Waiting for you to knock on my door
Since you left I don't wait by the phone
I'm movin' I'm movin' I'm movin'
I found a place where I can lose myself
And just leave your memory on the shelf
See I'm fine, no I don't need no one else
'Cause I'm goin' I'm goin' I'm goin'


Spending money like it don't mean a thing
I'm going crazy now - Don't even think
Losing my mind is all I can do
'Til I forget about you



  1. "Big Time Rush - Til I Forget About You". iTunes Germany. Retrieved 7 July 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 BTR (liner notes). Big Time Rush. Nickelodeon Records, Columbia Records. 2010.
  3. Maslow, James [@jamesmaslow] (June 12, 2010). "Recording some new songs today in the big apple. How's everyone's morning?". Retrieved November 11, 2022.
  4. 7 Secrets with Big Time Rush
  5. Maslow, James [@jamesmaslow] (September 12, 2010). "On set at this huge mansion for our music video shoot today! It's going to be a good day. :)". Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  6. Weatherby, Taylor (August 25, 2022). "Big Time Rush Share Favorite Memories From Their Biggest Hits, New Songs And One Unexpected Fan Favorite". Grammys. Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  7. Maslow, James [@jamesmaslow] (September 24, 2010). "Hey guys we recently show a music video for our new single "Till I Forget About You" and here is a sneak peak of it!". Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  8. "Making of Til I Forget About You". Picrow. Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  9. Gottlieb (August 25, 2010). "SHOT: Big Time Rush - Isaac Rentz, dir.". Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  10. "Big Time Rush Get Big Time Fans". JustJaredJr (October 1, 2010). Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  11. Maslow, James [@jamesmaslow] (July 20, 2010). "Back to work. We're shooting a concert scene today on "New York Street" which is actually right next to our sound stage on Paramount haha.". Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  12. "THE STUNNERS HAM IT UP AT KLUC BLOCK PARTY". Las Vegas Review-Journal (August 29, 2010). Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  13. "Big Time Rush are In-Tune With J-14". JustJaredJr (September 10, 2010). Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  14. "J-14's InTune Interview with... Big Time Rush" on YouTube. Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  15. "Big Time Rush Rocks The Today Show" on YouTube. Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  16. Nickelodeon (November 8, 2010). "Nickelodeon's Stars Light Up the 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® With Miranda Cosgrove, Big Time Rush, Victoria Justice, Dora and SpongeBob". PRNewsWire. Retrieved May 19, 2023.
  17. "Big Time Rush - Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 4 July 2022.



V·T·E Songs in Big Time Rush
Season 1 "Big Time Rush" · "Famous" · "City Is Ours" · "Any Kind of Guy" · "This Is Our Someday" · "Halfway There" · "Stuck" · "A Shot in the Dark" · "Count on You"
Season 2 "Til I Forget About You" · "Boyfriend" · "I Know You Know" · "Big Night" · "Nothing Even Matters" · "Make a Beautiful Christmas" · "All I Want for Christmas" · "Yardsquirrel's Christmas" · "Oh Yeah" · "Dance, Dance, Dance" · "The Mom Song" · "Worldwide" · "Paralyzed" · "Superstar" · "If I Ruled the World" · "Blow Your Speakers" · "All Over Again"
Season 3 "Love Me Love Me" · "Time of Our Life" · "Cover Girl" · "Elevate" · "Movin' Up to Bel Air" · "Windows Down" · "No Idea"
Season 4 "Like Nobody's Around" · "With Ur Love" · "Picture This" · "You Dumped Me for Her" · "24/seven" · "Confetti Falling" · "My Friends" · "Song for You" · "Run Wild" · "Untouchable" · "Get Up" · "Crazy for U" · "We Are"
Big Time Movie "Can't Buy Me Love" · "Help" · "A Hard Day's Night" · "We Can Work It Out" · "Revolution" · "Music Sounds Better with U"