Bye, Bye (Jo Dee Messina song)

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"Bye, Bye"
Single by Jo Dee Messina
from the album I'm Alright
B-side "I'm Alright"
Released January 5, 1998
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:19
Label Curb
Writer(s) Rory Michael Bourke, Phil Vassar
Producer(s) Byron Gallimore
Tim McGraw
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Jo Dee Messina singles chronology
"He'd Never Seen Julie Cry"
(1997)
"Bye, Bye"
(1998)
"I'm Alright"
(1998)
Music video
"Bye, Bye" at CMT.com

"Bye, Bye" is a song written by Rory Michael Bourke and Phil Vassar, and recorded by American country music singer Jo Dee Messina. It was released in January 1998 as the first single from her album I'm Alright, and her first number-one single on both the U.S.[1] and Canadian country charts, spending two weeks at number one on the former. "Bye, Bye" was certified Gold by the RIAA on September 4, 1998, alongside "I'm Alright."

Phil Vassar, who co-wrote the song, included his own rendition on his 2006 album, Greatest Hits, Vol. 1. Pop singer Taylor Horn covered it in 2002 for her debut album, taylor-made.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Jon Small and premiered in early 1998.

Chart performance[edit]

"Bye, Bye" debuted at number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of January 17, 1998.

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 43
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 17
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 229. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. May 4, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
  3. ^ "Jo Dee Messina Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Jo Dee Messina.
  4. ^ "Jo Dee Messina Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Jo Dee Messina.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1998". RPM. December 14, 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1998: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1998. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
Preceded by
"Perfect Love"
by Trisha Yearwood
Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks
number-one single

April 18-April 25, 1998
Succeeded by
"You're Still the One"
by Shania Twain
Preceded by
"This Kiss"
by Faith Hill
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

May 4, 1998
Succeeded by
"Two Piña Coladas"
by Garth Brooks