Everytime You Go Away

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"Every Time You Go Away"
Every time you go away.jpg
Single by Paul Young
from the album The Secret of Association
B-side"This Means Anything"
ReleasedFebruary 25, 1985
Format7" single, 12" maxi, CD Single reissue
Recorded1984
GenreSoft rock
Length4:15 (7")
7:32 (12")
5:24 (album)
LabelColumbia
Songwriter(s)Daryl Hall
Producer(s)Laurie Latham
Paul Young singles chronology
"Love of the Common People"
(1984)
"Every Time You Go Away"
(1985)
"I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down"
(1985)

"Everytime You Go Away" is a song written and composed by Daryl Hall. It was first recorded in 1980 by the American duo Hall & Oates but was not released as a single. The song became an international hit, under slightly different spelling, when covered by English singer Paul Young in 1985.[1] There have also been several other versions of this song.

Hall and Oates version[edit]

The original version of "Everytime You Go Away" appeared on Hall & Oates's 1980 studio album, Voices, although it was not released as a single. Hall & Oates also recorded it for their 1985 concert album Live at the Apollo.

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Ralph Schuckett: organ
  • Mike Klvana: equipment technician

Paul Young version[edit]

Background[edit]

English singer Paul Young recorded a cover version of the song titled "Every Time You Go Away" for his studio album The Secret of Association in 1985. His cover features a combination of echoed piano, the distinctive fretless bass of Pino Palladino, as well as a Coral electric sitar and Ovation Spanish acoustic guitar which were both played by John Turnbull.[citation needed]

Young's version hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 27, 1985 and was one of two top 10 hits Young had on the U.S. pop singles chart (the second being Paul Young's 1990 cover of "Oh Girl" by the Chi-Lites). Every Time You Go Away also topped the U.S. adult contemporary chart for two weeks. The song peaked at No. 4 in the UK, Young's home country. The song won British Video of the Year at the 1986 Brit Awards.[2] It was one of the songs he played at Live Aid.

Personnel[edit]

Track listings[edit]

7" single
  1. "Every Time You Go Away" – 4:15
  2. "This Means Anything" – 3:13
12" maxi
  1. "Every Time You Go Away" (extended version) – 7:32
  2. "This Means Anything" – 3:13
15" album
  1. "Every Time You Go Away" – 4:28

Certifications[edit]

Country Certification Date Sales certified
Canada[3] Gold August 13, 1985 50,000
UK[4] Silver April 1, 1985 250,000
U.S.[5] Gold January 17, 1990 500,000

Chart performance[edit]

Kulcha version[edit]

"Everytime You Go Away"
Evertime You Go Away by Kulcha.jpg
Single by Kulcha
ReleasedJuly 1995
FormatCD
Recorded1995
Length4:02
LabelEastWest
Songwriter(s)Daryl Hall
Producer(s)Matthew O'Connor
Kulcha singles chronology
"Soul Feeling"
(1995)
"Everytime You Go Away"
(1995)
"Do You Like It?"
(1996)

In July 1995, Australian R&B group released a version of the song, which peaked at 35 in Australia and 22 in New Zealand.

CD single[edit]

  1. "Everytime You Go Away" - 4:02
  2. "Everytime You Go Away" (instrumental) - 3:58
  3. "My Love" - 3:36

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[17] 35
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[18] 22

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Leland (August 1985). Paul Young: "Everytime You Go Away" b/w "This Means Anything" (Columbia). Spin magazine. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
  2. ^ "1986 Brit Awards – Winners". Brits.co.uk. Retrieved July 7, 2012
  3. ^ Canada certifications cria.ca Archived April 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  4. ^ UK certifications Bpi.co.uk (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  5. ^ U.S. certifications riaa.com Archived June 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  6. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved April 4, 2017.
  8. ^ a b c d "Every Time You Go Away", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  9. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie Archived June 3, 2009, at WebCite (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  10. ^ "Every Time You Go Away", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  11. ^ a b c Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
  12. ^ Cash Box Top 100 Singles, August 3, 1985
  13. ^ "RPM's Top 100 Singles of 1985". RPM. Vol. 43 no. 16. December 28, 1985. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
  14. ^ Musicoutfitters.com
  15. ^ Cash Box Year-End Charts: Top 100 Pop Singles, December 28, 1985
  16. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 60th Anniversary Interactive Chart". Billboard. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  17. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Kulcha – Everytime You Go Away". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  18. ^ "Charts.nz – Kulcha – Everytime You Go Away". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 31 December 2018.

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