BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #224: ” NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE”- STEAM – DECEMBER 6, 1969

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Billboard #1 Hits: #224: “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”- Steam. December 6, 1969. #1 for 2 weeks.

  • Single: ” Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”- Steam
  • Record Company- Fontana
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Paul Leka, Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer
  • Time: 3:45
  • B-side:”It’s The Magic In You Girl”
  • Album- Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
  • Grade:B-
  • Peaked at #1 2 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. #9 in UK Singles Chart.

When I hear this song I think of baseball- in 1977 the Chicago White Sox organist Nancy Faust began playing this song whenever an opposing player would be ejected or opposing pitcher would be taken out of the ballgame. Maybe because of that I think of Steam as a Chicago group but actually they originated from Bridgeport, Connecticut. Steam was a one hit wonder- with this song. Bananarama would cover “Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye” in 1983 it became a #5 hit in the UK- it failed to crack the Hot 100 in the U.S.

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