Soft Cell - Say Hello, Wave Goodbye


Music video by Soft Cell performing Say Hello, Wave Goodbye. (C) 1981 Mercury Records Limited



Kevin Byrne / Anders van Moog / Techtonik
What a song! Those synths in the chorus plus the chorus itself is a killer
WillieWagglestick
One of these songs you'll always remember....
Bob Harrison
The best song from Soft Cell in my opinion.
MultiMrMiles
in the 80s people had talent and dared to be different...it was the BEST BEST...new times are truly pissy
iesus68
Incredible lyrics, moving music. And THAT voice. Timeless masterpiece.
Diego Diaz
Oh man . Those were the days. What a decade.
anurag bardia
This song is the entire 80s in under 6 minutes.
Fenra Chalfont
I love Marc Almond and this song is the best 😁 I'm only twenty so obviously wasn't in the 80's my mum and dad used to like soft cell and I appreciate they showed me who he was 😍 I know great music when I hear it 😁
Graeme Ewing
The emotions in this song make the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. Anger, sarcasm, flippant, sad & reflective .. A work of absolute genius. 🥀
AMAN BAJPAI
Standing in the door of the Pink Flamingo, crying in the rain It was a kind of so-so love and I'm gonna make sure it never happens again You and I, it had to be the standing joke of the year You were a sleep around, a lost-and-found, and not for me I fear I tried to make it work, you in a cocktail skirt, and me in a suit, well it just wasn't me You're used to wearing less and now your life's a mess, so insecure you see I put up with all the scenes and this is one scene that's going to be played my way Take your hands off me I don't belong to you, you see Take a look at my face for the last time I never knew you, you never knew me Say hello, goodbye Say hello, wave goodbye Under the deep red light, I can see the make-up sliding down Hey little girl, you will always make-up, so take off that unbecoming frown What about me? Well, I'll find someone that's not going cheap in the sales A nice little housewife, who'll give me a steady life and won't keep going off the rails Take your hands off me I don't belong to you, you see Take a look at my face for the last time I never knew you, you never knew me Say hello, goodbye Say hello, wave goodbye We've been involved for quite a while now, and to keep you a secret, has been hell We're strangers meeting for the first time, ok? Just smile and say hello... Say hello, then wave goodbye Say hello, then wave goodbye Say hello, then wave goodbye Say hello, then wave goodbye Say hello, wave goodbye Say hello, then wave goodbye Say hello, say goodbye Goodbye...
Priscila
Missing my childhood , so much!
Damian Peace
I am 50 now and still can recite most words. A classic in my opinion
tw401970
Who else misses the 80s ?
Brendon McMorrow
An iconic song of the early 80s which never stops giving me goosebumps.
Jori Haanpää
Simply: one of the decade's best songs.
blackgargamel
It should have been a bigger hit than Tainted Love imo
Richard Maysundo
Master of none
gaz hughes
mark almond,soft cell absolutely fantastic band,i was in my teens and this song got me my first slow dance, the 80s love them
Official Regina George
Marc is so gorgeous and charming! Such a unique guy and wasn't afraid to be himself especially in a time where it was so hard for gay people
Gym Garage Man
An absolute breathtaking song gives me the shivers so moving...
Elijah Blackmore
who are the bastards writing master of none spoilers in the comments
Ian Smith
Masterpiece.
jan wilson
Heard this song at preston train station for first time in 84
Dave Ridge
lived it and loved it
Lorna Douglas
Love it, one of my all time favourites of the 80s loved Soft Cell.
Ian Javes
one of the best pop songs ever written
Gwendoline P.
im 15 years old again 💗
Steve O Show
This remains such a sensational song - Marc Almond, brilliant showman, vocalist and songwriter, one of the best of the 80s SynthPop era.
Tom C
Well what about me? Ill find someone WHOS NOT GOING CHEAP IN THE SALES KO FROM ALMOND
ForViewingOnly
I can't believe this was only uploaded two weeks ago!! One of the greatest songs of all time.
Don Kiddick
Looks like the son of Edmund Blackadder (series 1) and Liza Minnelli...
mike rayner videos
Epic 80s 🌷 🎶.. love this song ❤️
funkmasterjee
I was 17 when this was a hit. I'm now 54 Great music triggers something deep inside....and this certainly does and did
Paul Gallagher
An 80's perfect pop tune.
PinkSmarties72
The chorus gives me goosebumps
Hale Bopp
Underrated. This song has aged well (I'm in my 50s, and straight ... if that should matter ;)
Alistair Smith
I'm a dull and hardened music nerd. 80s synth pop isn't really my thing but this is just one of the most glorious songs ever written.
Emiliano Severoni
When he starts singing "take my hands off me", that synth always takes my breath away.
mazzymuso
The chorus is spine tingling every time. Timeless. 1991 version excellent too and better vocals as young Marc had learned how to hold the notes by then :-)
Stephen McManus
Truly great song
Sherlock Bones
The epitome of 80's pop. Genius.
Brian Likings
Voice like silk. Love all his songs. Brilliant showman live.
Sarah Trivuncic
Probably the song I've heard more times in my life than any other... Why SHWG (and Torch) don't get played on the radio more mystifies me!
michealbarone
So beautiful
Titanic Jones
I just love Marc Almonds songs , but this has to be one of his best , even though their is quiet a lot, what a voice
Pippistrelle72
Sorry but Masters of None whatever it is, has nothing to do with why I'm listening to this. I just love this song. Marc Almond is so captivating and has such a soulful gorgeous voice!
Juan Ballester
Great .
RasputinWatchSite
Reached no.3 in UK single chart when released in 1982.
gaywest4298
Brilliant!
Bob UK
fantastic singing by Marc
Stephen Saunders
He understands that it is 'You and I', not 'You and me'. The man should have a knighthood. The best song from 1982 and there was some considerable competition.
Tony Lee
Thanks for this. One of the greatest songs ever.
Paul Mitchelson
brilliant
sarah holland
I don't belong to you you see
Martin Peacock
One person is very sad. An anthem song and one for my youth.
Nikki Holland
Absolutely awesome song from the 1980’s. Wish I was back there now. Marc had such amazing eyes too.
Ary
Dev should just kissed Francesca that night...
Cat Palmer
Such a voice, and wasn’t he pretty? (And I’m a queer girl, so he must be VERY pretty for me to notice!)
Prophetic Witness
One of my favourite songs of all time!!
Heinrich Heuer
best decade ever!
TheBigJon36
pure 80s, brings back happy memories of that time👍
jane currie
i was 14,, this song came out,,, i loved it soooooo much,, bought the single, played it in my aunties shed on record,, learned the words,,, 36 years later ,,,,,,,,,, oh my god,,,,,,,,,,, i still love it,,,, still sing it,,,, still dance to it,,,,, soft cell i love ya,, xxx
steve hewitt
Beautiful tune.
David Lee
Songs like this need to be kept and remembered, so much better than half the crap out nowadays...
Aiknaath Jain
Anyone else brought here by Master of None?
John Rackham
A classic tune!! That really takes you back!! Brilliant lyrics and a brilliantly underrated song!
Why am I here
The keyboard magic starts at 1:18
Paul Ashford
fANTASTIC!!
Maciek Trybuszewski
Marc looks like a good witch in this video.
Boy Trent
It's actually a very simple track - but beautifully rendered.
Thomas Dege
Great synths, I mean epic; but never knew a human had so many teeth.
Laurence von Winkenburger
Why is this SO good ? It's practically God level.
youandwhosearmy?
I don't belong to UUC Still don't belong to them lot to this day. Great record and memories. Cheers, Marc
Julie Haley
their best song
Nick Wyatt
He is most extraordinarily pretty. After all these years, Marc still does it for me.
Charles Turnbull
I grew up listening to this ,seems a life time ago
ORGANHANDEL Music OFFICIAL
incredible. what a lovely piece of music. a masterpiece.
Martin Mc
Early 80's, me and my brother, driving our dads car, windows wound down, soft cell tape, singing our heads off, everyone looking, couldn't give a crap, just brilliant, thanks so much soft cell, brilliant x
Scott Atkins
Absolutely brilliant tune.
Phil Jarvis
An absolute classic. Soft Cell at their very best.
manchild3479
great video,great song.when we still had music..........
Alan Fox
I love the line about not going cheap in the sales.
Luffy Vinc
Dev ... :(
Grover Bennington
What a talent!
Mark Higgins
The lyrics r so incredibly real about break in up so strong
Mark Correll
Love this 😎
keithm1
awesome song,great days
The Judge
To all the so called popstars of today, don't you all get embarrassed when you hear quality music like this! 60's 70's 80's music will never be surpassed! Where have you all gone wrong with the rubbish you churn out today?
velsatis1971
One of the best songs from my youth and great to see all the new fans here from MON. This song exactly fitted the last scene. Marc still performs this song every now and then and it still sounds amazing.
minty 178
This was always played at my youth club, when was 14. plays in your head for days. Quite haunting..
Kram Sniggah
Superb lyrics and in reality a very sad song.
1980’s Guy
One of Soft Cell’s best , lucky to see them play live twice , have this on my Soft Cell non stop video , brilliant 👍👍👍
Gary Hammond
What a tune. Magnificant 80's xx
bouncersue
classic xxxx
philip paine
A very haunting song ....and what a voice.
TheGodParticle
Reminds me of my ex wife. Hey ho..
India Bliss
Love singing this beautiful song
SATURN 2120
what a great song
Steve Gordon
The 80's. Music from better times, of that there is no doubt!
Robert King
Beautiful voice.