Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

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"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"
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Single by Soft Cell
from the album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
B-side"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" (Instrumental)
ReleasedJanuary 1982
Format7", 12"
GenreSynthpop, new wave
Length5:24
LabelSome Bizzare
BZS 7
Songwriter(s)Marc Almond, David Ball
Producer(s)Mike Thorne
Soft Cell singles chronology
"Bedsitter"
(1981)
"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye"
(1982)
"Torch"
(1982)

"Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" is a song from the album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret by English synthpop duo Soft Cell that was released as a single in January 1982[1] and reached number three on the UK Singles Chart.[2]

In 1991, the track was remixed by Julian Mendelsohn and released as Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91 to promote the compilation album Memorabilia – The Singles, making no. 38 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] Marc Almond re-recorded his vocals for the new version.

Track listing[edit]

1982 7" single
  1. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" - 5:24 [3]
  2. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" (Instrumental) - 5:12
1982 12" single
  1. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" (Extended Version) - 9:08 [4]
  2. "Fun City" (Marc and the Mambas recording) - 7:45
1991 7" single
  1. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91" - 5:03 [5]
  2. "Memorabilia '91" - 3:56
1991 12" single
  1. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91" (The Long Goodbye - Extended Mendelsohn Remix) - 8:19 [6]
  2. "Memorabilia '91" (Extended Grid Remix) - 6:51
1991 CD1
  1. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91" - 5:03 [7]
  2. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91" (The Long Goodbye - Extended Mendelsohn Remix) - 8:19
  3. "Memorabilia '91" (Extended Grid Remix) - 6:51
1991 CD2
  1. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye '91" - 5:03 [8]
  2. "Numbers" (Original Version) - 4:57
  3. "Torch" (Original Extended Version) - 8:27
2002 CD promo
  1. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" (Almighty Radio Edit Short Version) - 3:21 [9]
  2. "Tainted Love" (Soulchild Mix) - 3:19
  3. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" (Almighty Radio Edit) - 4:36
2017 Record Store Day 12 Inch Single Release[10]
  1. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" (Dave Ball Lateral Mix)
  2. "Youth (Dave Ball Wasted On The Young Mix)

Cover versions[edit]

The lyrics "Take your hands off me / I don't belong to you" were used in Legião Urbana's song Será on their 1985 debut album.[citation needed]

The song was covered by the Canadian rock band Windwalker on their debut album Rainstick, released in 1991.[citation needed]

The song was covered by English artist David Gray and released on his successful 1998 album White Ladder. It was the album's fifth proper and final single and reached #26 on the UK Singles Chart.[11] Gray's version runs at 8:58 in length, which is just under four minutes longer than the original; as such, the single featured a shorter radio edit. In addition, Gray's version omits the comma out of the title.

Norwegian band a-ha covered the song during a 2010 BBC Radio 2 concert on their farewell tour.

Marc Almond sang the song with Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra on the 2001 album Small World, Big Band.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.45cat.com/record/bzs7
  2. ^ a b "Soft Cell - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. 2004-01-18. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  4. ^ "Soft Cell - Say Hello Wave Goodbye (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. 2004-01-18. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  5. ^ "Soft Cell / Marc Almond - Say Hello Wave Goodbye '91 (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  6. ^ "Soft Cell / Marc Almond - Say Hello Wave Goodbye '91 (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  7. ^ "Soft Cell / Marc Almond - Say Hello Wave Goodbye '91 (CD)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  8. ^ "Soft Cell / Marc Almond - Say Hello Wave Goodbye '91 (CD)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  9. ^ "Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (CD)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  10. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Soft-Cell-Say-Hello-Wave-Goodbye-Youth/master/1358300
  11. ^ "David Gray - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 January 2016.

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