The Last Goodbye (David Cook song)
|"The Last Goodbye"|
|Single by David Cook|
|from the album This Loud Morning|
|Released||April 19, 2011|
|Format||Digital download, CD|
|Songwriter(s)||David Cook, Ryan Tedder|
|David Cook singles chronology|
On March 31, 2011, Cook tweeted that the first single of his upcoming album would be called "The Last Goodbye" and it would be released on April 19. Lyrics of the chorus was soon released afterwards. "The Last Goodbye" was co-written by Cook and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder.
The single was released on April 19, 2011.
The music video premiered on May 23, 2011 on iTunes. It was directed by Nigel Dick who is famous for directing music videos for the likes of Britney Spears, Oasis and Nickelback and shot in Malibu on May 7, 2011. The plot of the video revolves around Cook’s visit to the beach to write a few songs and get over the loss of his girl. He then arrives at a beach and after paying the taxi driver, he drops his wallet. After writing some songs, he takes off his jacket and starts walking along the beach. A woman walks by and sees his belongings and footsteps that led out to the sea. Fearing that Cook had drowned, she calls the police and explains everything. Meanwhile, Cook returns to his room solving a crossword puzzle and playing the guitar and has no idea what is going on. A police border was made around the beach and some of Cook's band members tells their band mate Neal Tiemann about the news which was printed on the front page of the newspaper bearing the caption 'David Cook, Feared Drowned'. They then watch the news where the news caption says 'Singer left note'. Cook who has no idea what is going on, then leaves his room and sees his band members outside looking sad. Oblivious to his presence, he asks them "What are you looking at?". Then his drummer faints.
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||5|
|US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)||17|
|US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)||29|
As of August 3, 2011, the single has sold 45,000 units (not inclusive of free downloads from pre-orders)
- Idol Chatter 04-28-2011
- "David Cook – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for David Cook.
- "David Cook – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for David Cook.
- "David Cook – Chart history" Billboard Adult Pop Songs for David Cook.