Hello Again (The Cars song)

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"Hello Again"
Single by The Cars
from the album Heartbeat City
B-side "Hello Again" (Dub Version)
Released October 15, 1984 (1984-10-15)
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1983-1984
Genre New wave, Hi-NRG, electronic rock
Length 3:47
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Ric Ocasek
Producer(s) Robert John "Mutt" Lange
The Cars
The Cars singles chronology
"Drive"
(1984)
"Hello Again"
(1984)
"Why Can't I Have You"
(1985)

"Hello Again" is a song performed by the rock band The Cars, released in 1984 as the fourth single from the album Heartbeat City. It was the fourth Top 20 hit from the album, reaching number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; it also reached number 8 on the Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart and number 22 on the Mainstream Rock chart.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was directed by Andy Warhol, who also appeared in the video as did a then-unknown Gina Gershon. Keyboardist Greg Hawkes said "I think [Warhol] mainly did some of the conceptualizing and showed up to be an extra. And he invited his various friends to be in it. It was like any video shoot, but with a more interesting cast of characters. And you could always look over on the set and go 'Hey that's Andy Warhol.'"[2]

The music video explored the controversial topics of sex and violence (mostly the former) that were being featured in music and at the time.

Track listing[edit]

7" single[edit]

  1. "Hello Again" – 3:45
  2. "Hello Again" (Dub Version) – 6:02

12" single[edit]

  1. "Hello Again" (LP Version/Vocal) – 3:47
  2. "Hello Again" (Remix Version/Vocal) – 5:54
    "Hello Again" (Dub Version) – 6:02

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Cars: Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Retrieved August 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ Milano, Brett. Just What I Needed: The Cars Anthology. Rhino. 

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