Don't Say Goodbye (Paulina Rubio song)
|"Don't Say Goodbye (Si Tú Te Vas)"|
|Single by Paulina Rubio|
|from the album Border Girl|
|Released||May 27, 2002|
|Length||4:49 (Album version)
3:38 (Video & Radio versions)
|Writer(s)||Cheryl Yie, Joshua Rubin|
|Producer(s)||Doug Morris, Bruce Carbone, Sal Guastella|
|Paulina Rubio singles chronology|
"Don't Say Goodbye" is a song written by Cheryl Yie and Joshua Rubin for Paulina Rubio's sixth album Border Girl (2002). It was produced by Doug Morris, Bruce Carbone and Sal Guastella and released as the album's first single in North America and Europe (see 2002 in music).
It received large promotion in countries that were new to her music, like the United States and the United Kingdom, and she appeared on many important programs, including Jay Leno and The Rosie O'Donnell Show in the United States, and Jonathan Ross and CD:UK in Britain.
According to MTV.com, "Don't Say Goodbye," blends buoyant techno beats, sweeping keyboards, jangly guitars and stratospheric vocals. The track is about a former boyfriend of Rubio's who "got goin' just when the goin' was gettin' good."
The music video for "Don't Say Goodbye" is influenced by the Japanese film Akira and was directed by American duo The Brothers Strause and filmed in Los Angeles, California in early April 2002. Rubio said about the video that "We did part of it like a Japanese cartoon, and for the dancing, we feel the rhythm of the song because the beat is almost like a heartbeat. The story is about this love that you feel with someone and he just takes one step back. I was riding the motorcycle with him, and at the end, well, he makes his choice. I was riding the bike 'til the end of love. And I was driving, of course. I was in charge".
The clip, features a combination of animation, live action and dancing shots that loosely convey the narrative of the song. It had nominations in Los Premios MTV Latino America 2002 including the nomination for "Video of the year".
Formats and track listings
These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Don't Say Goodbye".
|Australian ARIA Singles Chart||19|
|Austria Top 75||61|
|Canadian Singles Chart||6|
|Colombia Singles Chart||1|
|Dutch Top 100||67|
|Finnish Singles Chart||9|
|French Singles Charts||55|
|Italian Singles Chart||18|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||49|
|Spanish Singles Chart||1|
|Swiss Top 100 Singles Chart||47|
|UK Singles Chart||68|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||41|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||6|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs||5|
- Rubio, Paulina. "Paulina Rubio: The next Shakira?"
- Paulina Rubio - Don't Say Goodbye Japan Promo Eil.com
- Paulina Rubio - Don't Say Goodbye Mexican Promo Eil.com
- Paulina Rubio - Don't Say Goodbye UK Promo Eil.com
- Paulina Rubio - Don't Say Goodbye USA Promo Eil.com
- "Australian Singles Chart"
- "Austria Top 40 Singles"
- "Dutch Top 100 Singles"
- Steffen Hung. "Paulina Rubio - Si tú te vas". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- "Italy Top 50 Singles"
- "New Zealand Top 50 Singles"
- "Swiss Top 100 Singles"
- "A paso firme, Paulina Rubio conquista el Reino Unido". Lt24online.com.ar. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
- "Top Music Charts - The Billboard Hot 100"
- "Top Music Charts - Hot Dance Club Play"
- "Top Music Charts - Hot Latin Songs"
- "Don't Say Goodbye (music video)"
- "Si Tú Te Vas (music video)"
- "Don't Say Goodbye (live in CD:UK)"
- "Don't Say Goodbye Lyrics"