Hello (The Cat Empire song)
|Single by The Cat Empire|
|from the album The Cat Empire|
|The Cat Empire singles chronology|
"Hello" was the first single taken from The Cat Empire's 2003 debut album. It was only released as a CD single in New Zealand, where it peaked at #12 in the singles chart. It is considered by many to have been the break-through single for the band, although the song never saw commercial release in their native Australia. It is credited as exposing the band to a more mainstream audience and allowing them to enhance their following.
Physical copies of the single itself are credited to being quite a rarity, as they were only released in New Zealand for a short time. They can still be found in some collectible shops mainly throughout New Zealand, and more uncommonly through Australia. Few copies have been sold on online auction site, eBay.
- "Hello" - 3:44
- "East" - 3:53
- "The Chariot (live version)" - 7:41
- "Hello (extended version)" - 4:44
There were two promotional releases of Hello, containing one track - "Hello (radio edit)". One version (black cover) was given away at certain gigs whilst the other, a white cover, was a radio / promotional release. The white cover releases were all hand stamped, as you can see through the differing locations of The Cat Empire logo and the word 'Hello' on the slipcase. The 'white' disc is labeled 'PR344' and was pressed by Virgin Australia, whilst the version given away at gigs is labeled 'CDRP689'.
Other uses in media
- Samples of Hello have been used in the promos and advertising of the Network Ten TV program The 7pm Project.
- This is the official theme of "Musa da Beleza Interior" (Muse of Inner Beauty), one current sketch of the Brazilian TV program "Pânico na TV".
- Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and partner Kym Johnson danced to Hello on Dancing with the Stars.
- The song was used in the 2008 Disney movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua
- "charts.org.nz - The Cat Empire - Hello". Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2009.
- Official Website