Goodbye to You (Michelle Branch song)
|"Goodbye to You"|
|Single by Michelle Branch|
|from the album The Spirit Room|
|Released||August 20, 2002|
|Length||4:11 (Album Version)
3:52 (Radio Remix)
|Producer(s)||Michelle Branch, John Shanks|
|Michelle Branch singles chronology|
The original acoustic version of this song can be found on Branch's debut album Broken Bracelet. The song was re-recorded and included on The Spirit Room, then for the radio and commercial release of the single Branch re-recorded vocals and wrote a new instrumental arrangement. The "radio edit" was more up-tempo, versus the album versions which are more the style of a ballad.
The music video depicts Branch at a beach in her car, driving away from her troubles, and singing towards the ocean. The video's story is set in reverse and Branch has said that the format is supposed to be similar to the film Memento. The video was directed by Francis Lawrence. The remixed version of Goodbye to You is known as the "Radio Remix".
In popular culture
- The song was used in a 2004 episode of MTV's Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
- In 2009 the song was used as a final dance song for the couples eliminated from America's version of Dancing with the Stars.
- On the series finale of The Hills, the song was featured in a montage showcasing the turbulent romance of Justin Bobby and Audrina Patridge.
- Branch herself appears in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Tabula Rasa", singing "Goodbye to You" in the Bronze at the conclusion of the episode and the song was also heard in the promos for Season 7. She also appeared on Charmed also performing "Goodbye To You" at Piper Haliwell's club P3 in the episode "Centennial Charmed".
- In May 2016, Branch performed "Goodbye Ted Cruz," a reworking of the song, on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, in order to commemorate Ted Cruz's dropping out of the 2016 presidential race. 
|2002||Netherlands Singles Chart||79|
|Indonesian Singles Chart||5|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||32|
|Billboard Hot 100||21|
|U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40||11|
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