EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Hello, Goodbye’ – The Beatles

What was the number one song in the UK on 6th December 1967?

The Beatles are back again with Hello, Goodbye which stayed at the top spot for 7 whole weeks.

It is safe to say that it is always some comfort when I come to review a Beatles song again. Here they are, my four favourite lads from Liverpool. Hello, Goodbye was the first single they released after the death of their long time manager Brian Epstein and it is written in the most part by McCartney. It is an infectious tune with catchy lyrics. It has an excellent use of scales within the melody and a false ending plus a now famous outro. It’s commercial pop form is flawless. I adore it, of course, but musically it may not be the best of the Beatles. However, listening to it never fails to make me happy.

Lyrics

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
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
Why, why, why, why, why do you say goodbye, goodbye – wow
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 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
Hello, hello – I don’t know why you say goodbye I say Hello – Hello
Hey-la, He-be Hello
Hey-la, He-be Hello
Hey-la, He-be Hello
Hey-la, He-be Hello

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