"Never Say Never" is a 1982 song by the new wave band Romeo Void. One of their best-known songs, "Never Say Never" was a favorite on early MTV, featuring a music video filmed in black and white using film noir motifs. The song is driven by a throbbing, funky bassline and punctuated by jagged guitar and saxophone, incorporating post-punk influences.
The song was featured in the 1984 film Reckless starring Aidan Quinn as a football star and renegade. Quinn's character takes over the school dance's DJ booth to play the single, much to the dismay of all his classmates. A dance sequence ensues with Quinn's character moshing about while a somewhat distraught Daryl Hannah tries to figure out how to dance with him. The song is also featured in the 2002 videogame Grand Theft Auto: Vice City as part of the new wave radio station Wave 103. Also, a small segment of the song was featured in a scene of the film Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. It also was included in the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street.
- In 1998 The Smashing Pumpkins included lyrics when performing live within their own song "XYU"
- In 2000 by Queens of the Stone Age, as a bonus track on the album Rated R; the same version was also featured on the soundtrack album of the John Travolta and Thomas Jane film The Punisher (2004).
- In February 2006 Australian electro house group Vandalism also released a cover version of the song, Paul Van Dyk also used to include this version in his mixes.
- In 2008 by Las Vegas speedpunk band The deadly seven.
- In 2009 the band Julien-K covered Never Say Never on their debut album Death to Analog, listing the song title as Nvr Say Nvr.
- The band Slunt also recorded a version of the song.
- Female rapper Amanda Blank uses the song's lyrics in her first single, "Might Like You Better".
- The band The Degenerettes covered the song on their album, Bad Girls Go to Hell.