Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again

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"Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again"
Hellohelloimbackagain.jpg
Single by Gary Glitter
from the album Touch Me
B-side "I.O.U."
Released 1973
Format 7"
Genre Glam rock
Length 3:51
Label Bell
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Mike Leander
Gary Glitter singles chronology
"Do You Wanna Touch Me"
(1973)
"Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again"
(1973)
"I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)"
(1973)

"Do You Wanna Touch Me"
(1973)
"Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again"
(1973)
"I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)"
(1973)

"Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again" is a song by English glam rock singer Gary Glitter, written by Glitter with Mike Leander and produced by Mike Leander. The title of the song is only sung once and as a result other more frequent sung lines have become alternative titles, these include "It's Good to Be Back" and "Did You Miss Me?". Sometimes the title is shortened to simply "Hello, Hello".

The song is about a man calling his lover after being away for some time and begins with "Did you miss me (yeah), while I was away?", with "Hello, hello, it's good to be back... Good to be back" sung repeatedly in the chorus. It peaked at No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart and charted in several other countries and remained a popular oldie for decades. It was also often sung at football matches, with the lyrics "Hello, hello" (insert team name) "are back". The song has been featured on a number of Glitter compilation and live albums since, as well as his second studio album, Touch Me (1973). In 1995 the song returned to the UK charts when Glitter re-recorded it, under the title "Hello, Hello, I'm Back Again (Again!)".

The Young Gods cover[edit]

"Did You Miss Me?"
The Young Gods Did You Miss Me.jpg
Single by The Young Gods
from the album The Young Gods
B-side "The Irrtum Boys"
Released February 1987
Format Vinyl
Recorded Artag Studio, Zurich
Genre Industrial
Length 3:22
Label Organik
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Roli Mosimann
The Young Gods singles chronology
"Envoyé!"
(1986)
"Did You Miss Me?"
(1987)
"L'Amourir"
(1988)

"Envoyé!"
(1986)
"Did You Miss Me?"
(1987)
"L'Amourir"
(1988)

Swiss post-industrial band the Young Gods covered the song for their eponymous 1987 debut album The Young Gods under the title "Did You Miss Me?" and released it as a single in the same year.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Did You Miss Me? Hello, Hello I'm Back Again!" – 3:22
  2. "The Irrtum Boys" – 2:41

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
UK Independent Chart[1] 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Retrieved September 5, 2014.