Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again

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"Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again" is a 1973 hit single performed by Gary Glitter and co-written by Glitter and his producer Mike Leander. The title of the song is only sung once and as a result other more frequent sung lines have become alternative titles, these include "It's Good to Be Back" and "Did You Miss Me?". Sometimes the title is shortened to simply "Hello, Hello".

The song is about a man calling his lover after being away for some time and begins with "Did you miss me (yeah), while I was away?", with "Hello, hello, it's good to be back... Good to be back" sung repeatedly in the chorus. It reached number 2 in the United Kingdom, charting in several other countries and remained a popular oldie for decades. The song has been featured on a number of Glitter compilations and live albums since, as well as his 1973 studio album, Touch Me. In 1995 the song returned to the UK charts when Glitter re-recorded it, under the title "Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again (Again!)".

Cover versions[edit]

The Young Gods cover[edit]

"Did You Miss Me?"
Single by The Young Gods
from the album The Young Gods
B-side "The Irrtum Boys"
Released February, 1987
Format Vinyl
Recorded Artag Studio, Zurich
Genre Industrial
Length 3:22
Label Organik
Producer(s) Roli Mosimann
The Young Gods singles chronology
"Envoyé!"
(1986)
"Did You Miss Me?"
(1987)
"L'Amourir"
(1988)
The Young Gods track listing
"Feu"
(7)
"Did You Miss Me?"
(8)
"Si Tu Gardes"
(9)

Swiss industrial band The Young Gods covered the song for their 1987 debut album The Young Gods under the title Did You Miss Me? and released it as a single in the same year.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Did You Miss Me? Hello, Hello I'm Back Again!" - 3:22
  2. "The Irrtum Boys" - 2:41

Charts[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
UK Indie Chart[1] 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Retrieved September 5, 2014.