The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Hello Goodbye”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Hello Goodbye” “Hello Goodbye” is on The Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour” album and was released as the a-side of a single with “I Am The Walrus” as the b-side. I agree with John Lennon on this- as far as “I Am The Walrus” being the b-side to “Hello Goodbye” “Can you believe it?”John always hated this song, written by Paul McCartney. “Hello Goodbye” did hit #1 believe it or not. I am not saying I don’t like this song but its lightweight and a foreshadowing of Paul McCartney’s weaker moments in his solo career. John Lennon: backing vocal, lead guitar and organ/ Paul McCartney: double-tracked vocal, backing vocal, piano, bass guitar, bongos and conga/ George Harrison: backing vocal and lead guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums, maracas and tambourine/ Kenneth Essex and Leo Birnbaum: violas. The song was recorded on October 2nd, 19th,25th and November 2nd, 1967 at Abbey Road. Producer :George Martin.

Rating “Hello Goodbye” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars ***

  • Rolling Stone Magazine ranked “Hello Goodbye” at #100 in their “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs” list. Spignesi and Lewis ranked it at #76 in their “100 Best Beatles Songs’
  • Length of song 3:27.

Hello, Goodbye {Lennon-McCartney}

You say yes, I say no
You say stop and I say go go go, oh no
You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
I say high, you say low
You say why and I say I don’t know, oh no
You say goodbye and I say hello (Hello goodbye hello goodbye)
Hello hello (Hello goodbye) I don’t know why you say goodbye,
I say hello (Hello goodbye hello goodbye)
Hello hello (Hello goodbye)
I don’t know why you say goodbye (Hello goodbye)
I say hello/goodbye
Why why why why why why do you say goodbye goodbye, oh no?
You say goodbye and I say hello Hello hello
I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
You say yes (I say yes) I say no (But I may mean no)
You say stop (I can stay) and I say go go go (Till it’s time to go), oh
Oh no You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello
Hello hello I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello hello
Hela heba helloa Hela heba helloa, cha cha cha Hela heba helloa, wooo Hela heba helloa, hela Hela heba helloa, cha cha cha Hela heba helloa, wooo Hela heba helloa, cha cah cah [fade out]
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