Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #92: ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’- Isaac Hayes. May 15, 1971.
- Single: ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’- Isaac Hayes
- Record Company- Enterprise
- Genre: Soul
- Written by Clifton Davis
- Time: 3:32
- B-side:’I Can’t Help It [If I’m Still In Love With You’]
- Album- Black Moses
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #22 9 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
First a big hit -#2 for the Jackson 5 in 1971- and Gloria Gaynor a few years later with a disco version took it to the Top 10- “Never Can Say Goodbye’ has been a much covered song over the years. Isaac Hayes always seemed to be able to put his special stamp on about any song he recorded. This was Isaac’s biggest pop hit -to that time- his next single also in 1971- would shoot all the way to the toppermost of the poppermost- #1 ‘Shaft.’