Goodbye to You (Scandal song)

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"Goodbye to You"
Scandal - Goodbye to You.jpg
Single by Scandal
from the album Scandal
B-side "All My Life"
Released 1982
Format 7-inch single
Length 3:46
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Zack Smith
Scandal singles chronology
"Goodbye to You"
"Love's Got a Line on You"

"Goodbye to You" is a single by American rock band Scandal.

Original release information[edit]

The song was written by band member Zack Smith.[1] It appeared on Scandal's 1982 Scandal EP. It hit #5 on Billboard's Album Rock play list. The song was also released as a single, and reached #65 on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

The video shows Patty Smyth in a bright red dress singing the lyrics to various members of the band as they perform the song. Scandal keyboardist Benjy King is shown playing a rare Digital Keyboards Synergy synthesizer, which provided the main 8th note foundation of the track; though he is not shown in the video, the song features Late Show with David Letterman's bandleader and sidekick Paul Shaffer playing a solo—based on Del Shannon's "Runaway" on an Oberheim OB-Xa.[3]

Cover versions[edit]

The song was also covered by Alvin and the Chipmunks in the season 3 episode "A Chip Off the Old Tooth" of the TV series Alvin and the Chipmunks.[4]

The song was also covered in the season 5 episode "The Band Singer" of the TV series Kate & Allie.[5]

Australian band The Veronicas covered the song for their second studio album, Hook Me Up, in 2007. The LA band Killola have also covered this song twice.

On the Season 2 finale of The Sing-Off in 2010, the song was performed by The Backbeats.


  1. ^ Lyrics to "Goodbye to You", written by Zack Smith.
  2. ^ Scandal discography,
  3. ^ Sigman, Mitchell (March 2010). "Scandal's "Goodbye to You" Solo". Keyboard Magazine. p. 44. 
  4. ^ A Chip Off the Old Tooth episode information at
  5. ^ The Band Singer episode information at

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