Say Goodbye (Chris Brown song)

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"Say Goodbye"
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Single by Chris Brown
from the album Chris Brown and Step Up (Original Soundtrack)
Released August 8, 2006
Format CD single
Recorded 2005
Genre
Length 4:49
Label Jive
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Bryan-Michael Cox
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Gimme That"
(2006)
"Say Goodbye"
(2006)
"Shortie Like Mine"
(2006)
"Gimme That"
(2006)
"Say Goodbye"
(2006)
"Shortie Like Mine"
(2006)

"Say Goodbye" is a song recorded by American singer Chris Brown. Released on August 8, 2006, from his self-titled debut album, the song is also featured in the movie Step Up.[1] It became Brown's third top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number ten on October 31, 2006, and the second single of his career to top the R&B charts. The track was released as a single in the UK and US. It was his first single to not chart at all in the UK.

Composition[edit]

The song is written in the key of B minor in common time with a tempo of 115 beats per minute.[2] Brown's vocals span from D4 to C6 in the song.[3]

Music video[edit]

The song's music video (directed by Jessy Terrero) was released July 26, 2006. It features a short clip of the track "Ain't No Way (You Won't Love Me)" at the beginning of the music video. It follows Chris Brown trying to break up with his girlfriend. He also finds a new love interest by the end of the video.

Critical reception[edit]

While reviewing Step Up OST, Heather Phares of Allmusic called this song "wistful" and noted that it gets the film's romantic angle across without interrupting the flow of the more danceable tracks.[4]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)[11] Platinum 100,000*
United States (RIAA) (Mastertone) Platinum 1,000,000^
United States (RIAA)[12] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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Preceded by
"Call on Me" by Janet and Nelly
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number-one single (first run)
October 14, 2006 – October 21, 2006
Succeeded by
"Money Maker" by Ludacris featuring Pharrell
Preceded by
"Money Maker" by Ludacris featuring Pharrell
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number-one single (second run)
November 4, 2006 – November 25, 2006
Succeeded by
"Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé