Don't Say Goodbye (Paulina Rubio song)

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"Don't Say Goodbye"
Dont Say Goodbye PROMO.png
Single by Paulina Rubio
from the album Border Girl
Released April 30, 2002
Format
Recorded 2001
Studio The Engine (Los Angeles) & South Beach Studios (Miami Beach)
Genre
Length 3:38
Label Universal Records
Songwriter(s)
  • Cheryl Yie
  • Joshua 'Gen' Rubin
Producer(s) Gen Rubin
Paulina Rubio singles chronology
"Tal Vez, Quizá"
(2001)
"Don't Say Goodbye"
(2002)
"The One You Love"
(2002)

"Tal Vez, Quizá"
(2001)
"Don't Say Goodbye"
(2002)
"The One You Love"
(2002)
Audio sample

"Don't Say Goodbye" is a song by Mexican recording artist Paulina Rubio, from her sixth studio Crossover album titled Border Girl (2002). It was written by Cheryl Yie and Joshua 'Gen' Rubin and was produced and arranged by Gen Rubin himself. "Don't Say Goodbye" was released as the album's first single by Universal Records on April 30, 2002. The single reached number one in Spain and charted strongly in Australia and Canada. In the United States, the song peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 5 on the Hot Latin Songs chart, and number 6 on the Dance Club Songs chart. The Spanish version of this song, titled "Si Tú Te Vas" (English: "If You Go"), reached the top 10 in Chile and also charted in France.

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 TV programs, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Rosie O'Donnell Show in the United States, and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and CD:UK in the United Kingdom.

Composition[edit]

According to MTV News, "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".[1] The song also appeared in the 2002 movie The Guru in the film's end credits.

Music video[edit]

A sample clip of the music video "Don't Say Goodbye" (2002).

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 Universal City, California in early April of 2002.[2] 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".[1] The music video for "Don't Say Goodbye" is one of the most expensive music videos by Paulina Rubio and as quoted "She has one of the most expensive music videos in history than any other Mexican singer."[3]

The clip, features a futuristic 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[edit]

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Don't Say Goodbye".

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[13] 19
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[14] 61
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[15] 14
Canada (Nielsen SoundScan)[16] 7
Chile Top 20[17] 7
France (SNEP)[18] 55
Germany (Official German Charts)[19] 70
Italy (FIMI)[20] 18
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[21] 67
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[22] 49
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[23] 67
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[24] 1
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[25] 47
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[26] 68
US Billboard Hot 100[27] 41
US Dance Club Songs (Billboard)[28] 6
US Hot Latin Songs (Billboard)[29] 5
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[30] 24
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[31] 35

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format
United States April 30, 2002 Mainstream Radio & CD Promo
Germany May 27, 2002 Mainstream Radio & CD Promo
Europe June 08, 2002 Maxi-Single
United States July 23, 2002 Compilation album
Europe August 19, 2002 Compilation album
Japan August 21, 2002 Maxi-Single
United Kingdom October 28, 2002 Compilation album
North America November 25, 2013 Compilation album

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.mtv.com/news/1453550/paulina-rubio-hoping-to-cross-over-border-like-shakira/
  2. ^ Rubio, Paulina. "Paulina Rubio: The next Shakira?"
  3. ^ Paulina Rubio - Don't Say Goodbye Expensive MV YouTube.com
  4. ^ Paulina Rubio - Don't Say Goodbye Japan Promo Eil.com
  5. ^ Paulina Rubio - Don't Say Goodbye Mexican Promo Eil.com
  6. ^ Paulina Rubio - Don't Say Goodbye Maxi-Single Promo Discogs.com
  7. ^ Paulina Rubio - Don't Say Goodbye UK Promo Eil.com
  8. ^ Paulina Rubio - Don't Say Goodbye USA Promo Eil.com
  9. ^ Paulina Rubio - Don't Say Goodbye Maxi-Single Discogs.com
  10. ^ Paulina Rubio – Don't Say Goodbye Vinyl Record Discogs.com
  11. ^ Paulina Rubio – Don't Say Goodbye (Remixes) Discogs.com
  12. ^ Paulina Rubio – Don't Say Goodbye (Remixes) Volume II Discogs.com
  13. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Paulina Rubio – Don't Say Goodbye". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  14. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Paulina Rubio – Don't Say Goodbye" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Paulina Rubio – Don't Say Goodbye" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  16. ^ "Canada Top 20 20-07-2002". Top40-Charts.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018. 
  17. ^ "Chile Top 20 10-08-2002". TOp40-Charts.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018. 
  18. ^ "Lescharts.com – Paulina Rubio – Si tú te vas" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Paulina Rubio – Don't Say Goodbye". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  20. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Paulina Rubio – Don't Say Goodbye". Top Digital Download. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  21. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Paulina Rubio – Don't Say Goodbye" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  22. ^ "Charts.nz – Paulina Rubio – Don't Say Goodbye". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  23. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  24. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Paulina Rubio – Don't Say Goodbye" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  25. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Paulina Rubio – Don't Say Goodbye". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  26. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  27. ^ "Paulina Rubio Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  28. ^ "Paulina Rubio Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  29. ^ "Paulina Rubio Chart History (Hot Latin Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  30. ^ "Paulina Rubio Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  31. ^ "Paulina Rubio Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved March 24, 2016.

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