Everytime You Go Away
|"Everytime You Go Away"|
|Single by Paul Young|
|from the album The Secret of Association|
|B-side||"This Means Anything"|
|Released||February 25, 1985|
|Format||7" single, 12" maxi|
|Paul Young singles chronology|
"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 when covered by English singer Paul Young in 1985. There have also been several other versions of this song.
Hall and Oates version
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. In 2009, the original Hall & Oates song appeared in the film The Rebound.
- Daryl Hall: lead vocals
- John Oates: backing vocals, 6 and 12-string guitars
- G.E. Smith: guitars
- Charlie DeChant: saxophone
- John Siegler: bass guitar
- Jerry Marotta: drums
- Ralph Schuckett: organ
- Mike Klvana: equipment technician
Paul Young version
English singer Paul Young recorded a cover of "Everytime 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 and an electric sitar, (Coral) and Ovation Spanish acoustic which were both played by John Turnbull.
Young's version hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 27, 1985. It remains his only number-one hit and was one of two top 10 hits he had on the U.S. pop singles chart. It 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 Best British Video at the 1986 Brit Awards. It was one of the songs he played at Live Aid.
- 7" single
- "Everytime You Go Away" – 4:15
- "This Means Anything" – 3:13
- 12" maxi
- "Everytime You Go Away" (extended version) – 7:32
- "This Means Anything" – 3:13
- 15" album
- "Everytime You Go Away" – 4:28
|Canada||Gold||August 13, 1985||50,000|
|UK||Silver||April 1, 1985||250,000|
|U.S.||Gold||January 17, 1990||500,000|
|Dutch Mega Top 100||16|
|French SNEP Singles Chart||16|
|German Singles Chart||40|
|Irish IRMA Singles Chart||2|
|Norwegian Singles Chart||2|
|UK Singles Chart||4|
|US Billboard Hot 100||1|
|US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||1|
|US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||14|
- The song was covered by Gloria Gaynor in 1986 on her album The Power.
- In 1985 and 1986, Hong Kong singers Danny Summer and Elisa Chan covered this song in Cantonese.
- At the end of the 1987 film, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, the song is performed by Blue Room.
- In 2006, Clay Aiken covered the song on his CD A Thousand Different Ways.
- In 2014, singer-songwriter Linus of Hollywood will release a cover version of the song on the multi-artist compilation album Here Comes The Reign Again: The Second British Invasion.
- List of Hot 100 number-one singles of 1985 (U.S.)
- List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1985 (U.S.)
- "Paul Young – Super Hits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
- John Leland (August 1985). Paul Young: "Every Time You Go Away" b/w "This Means Anything" (Columbia). Spin magazine. Retrieved 2010-11-20.
- "1986 Brit Awards – Winners". Brits.co.uk. Retrieved July 7, 2012
- Canada certifications cria.ca (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
- UK certifications Bpi.co.uk (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
- U.S. certifications riaa.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
- "Every Time You Go Away", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
- Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
- "Every Time You Go Away", UK Singles Chart Chartstats.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
- Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved January 12, 2009)
- Yahoo Movies – "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" credits
- "Here Comes The Reign Again: The Second British Invasion" (kickstarter.com)
- Everytime You Go Away music video on YouTube
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