Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

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For the Junior Senior EP, see Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (EP).
"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"
Single by Soft Cell
from the album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
B-side "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" (Instrumental)
Released 1982
Format 7", 12"
Genre Synthpop
Length 5:24
Label Some Bizzare
BZS 7
Writer(s) Marc Almond, David Ball
Producer(s) Mike Thorne
Soft Cell singles chronology
"Bedsitter"
(1981)
"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"
(1982)
"Torch"
(1982)

"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" is a song from the album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret by English synthpop duo Soft Cell that was released as a single in 1982 and reached number three on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

In 1991, the song was remixed by Julian Mendelsohn and released as Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91 to promote the compilation album Memorabilia - The Singles, it reached number 38 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] Marc Almond re-recorded his vocals for the new version.

Track listing[edit]

1982 7" single
  1. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" - 5:24 [3]
  2. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" (Instrumental) - 5:12
1982 12" single
  1. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" (Extended Version) - 9:08 [4]
  2. "Fun City" - 7:45
1991 7" single
  1. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91" - 5:03 [5]
  2. "Memorabilia '91" - 3:56
1991 12" single
  1. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91" (The Long Goodbye - Extended Mendelsohn Remix) - 8:19 [6]
  2. "Memorabilia '91" (Extended Grid Remix) - 6:51
1991 CD1
  1. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91" - 5:03 [7]
  2. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91" (The Long Goodbye - Extended Mendelsohn Remix) - 8:19
  3. "Memorabilia '91" (Extended Grid Remix) - 6:51
1991 CD2
  1. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91" - 5:03 [8]
  2. "Numbers" (Original Version) - 4:57
  3. "Torch" (Original Extended Version) - 8:27

Windwalker cover[edit]

The song was covered by the Canadian rock band Windwalker on their debut album Rainstick, released in 1991.

David Gray cover[edit]

The song was covered by English artist David Gray and released on his highly successful 1998 album White Ladder. It was the album's fifth proper and final single and reached #26 on the UK Singles Chart.[9] Gray's version runs at 8:58 in length, which is just under four minutes longer than the original; as such, the single featured a shorter radio edit. In addition, Gray's version omits the comma out of the title.

Nouvelle Vague cover[edit]

The song was covered by the French band Nouvelle Vague on their 2009 covers album 3.

The Hoosiers cover[edit]

The song was covered by English pop band The Hoosiers as a bonus track on the iTunes version of their 2010 album The Illusion of Safety. It was also included on their 2011 re-release album called Bumpy Ride.

TV Uses[edit]

"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" received a second-life when the USA TV show Psych utilized it as the Season 3 finale song when Juliet kisses Shawn at the drive-in theatre after he caught the Yin-Yang Killer and saved his mom.[citation needed]

The song was also used in an episode of "Without a Trace"[citation needed]

Film Uses[edit]

The song is played during the credits of the concert film Shut Up and Play the Hits, which chronicles the band LCD Soundsystem's last show and the day after with lead singer James Murphy.[10]

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