Say Hello Wave Goodbye (8:57)

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Originally written and recorded by duo Soft Cell in 1981, Say Hello Wave Goodbye was covered by David Gray in 1999 and included on his album White Ladder. In 2001 it was released as the fifth single from the album.

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  • Ouroborosian

    Not just one of the best covers ever, not just one of those extremely rare covers that improves by leaps and bounds on the original, not just a brilliant reinterpretation of a song that unlocks the meaning that was always hiding within it, but also truly one of the best songs ever.

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • firestronic

    FOREVER.............................SOFT.....................................CELL

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • rubineby1

    Ist time I've heard this...love it !

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    Don't get many covers as good as an original,this for me is as good as Soft Cell,and oddly it fits into the content of White Ladder as if it had been written by David Gray,bought it when it came out way back still play it regularly.

    3 Feb 2013 Reply
  • tocall

    Awesome track, easily holds its own against the original : )

    2 Oct 2012 Reply
  • JerryZola25

    pure class ... nearly as good as the 12 inch 'aker bilk' version by soft cell

    5 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Leporine

    Finally found someone who this song is for :'( What a waste. "Take your hands off me, hey, I don't belong to you, you see, And take a look in my face, for the last time". I never knew you, you never knew me, Say hello goodbye, Say hello and wave goodbye,

    29 May 2012 Reply
  • khal_naqis

    Not just one of the best covers ever, not just one of those extremely rare covers that improves by leaps and bounds on the original, not just a brilliant reinterpretation of a song that unlocks the meaning that was always hiding within it, but also truly one of the best songs ever.

    23 May 2012 Reply
  • suz-me

    Love this version

    6 Feb 2012 Reply
  • gilliananne

    bliss

    16 Oct 2011 Reply
  • LilLaura1702

    Very true, naxapinu nailed it, its an interpretation not a cover as such. different chord changes and completely dif sound and feel. I am a soft cell fan, so I do still prefer the original, but this is a beautiful song for what it is xx

    22 Aug 2011 Reply
  • iLoveDUB

    That voice! Gives me goosebumps every time!

    12 May 2011 Reply
  • karlkandinsky

    bejaysus

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
  • JerryZola25

    superb - almost as good as the 12" soft cell version which is perfection

    3 Dec 2010 Reply
  • jammyofstafford

    No prefer the soft cell original

    2 Nov 2010 Reply
  • PippaCainprimo

    totally agree with naxapinu - brings out the bitterness intended in the lyrics

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
  • roomarchitects

    I agree with naxapinu: So much more than a cover version, Love it!

    31 Aug 2010 Reply
  • LilLaura1702

    i still much rather perfer the original, but it depends on the version. theres about 4 different Soft Cell recordings of this from live sets, the original, the re-recording, the re-re-recording thats on the greatest hits... this is good, but my heart is with the original :) x

    15 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Mrclarkson92

    OMG but this is epic, Soft Cell version is hollow

    11 Jul 2010 Reply
  • naxapinu

    this is not a cover; this is a reinterpretation

    8 Jul 2010 Reply
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