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Steam - Na na na na hey hey hey goodbye

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Last post 04/03/2019

Posted by LadyLeslie

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      Thought this was an interesting interview with the lead singer of Steam, Gary DeCarlo, where he briefly says (at 4:16 mark) that in 1969 when their song came out na na na na was popular in song lyrics because of "Hey Jude" and previously in Wilson Pickett's "Land of 1000 Dances".   It was also mentioned on this video that when "Na na na na hey hey hey goodbye" was released it knocked The Beatles out of the No. 1 spot which they held for "Something."  Maybe it was the na na na na in the song that did it

      Gary DeCarlo died of cancer in 2017 at his home in Connecticut.

      Intervew:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHvzCu2JhjQ

      Love this live performance of DeCarlo singing "Hey Hey Hey Goodbye" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbItRD40KJ0

        That’s funny it knocked the Beatles out of #1! The song is actually titled “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.”

        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na_Na_Hey_Hey_Kiss_Him_Goodbye

          Nancy R wrote:

          That’s funny it knocked the Beatles out of #1! The song is actually titled “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye.”

          https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Na_Na_Hey_Hey_Kiss_Him_Goodbye

          Thanks, Nancy!  I guess I was just going off the song lyrics, and didn't check for the actual title 

          "Something" was released October 6, 1969, and was in the top 100 for 55 weeks, according to Wikipedia.

          "Na Na Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" was released in November, 1969, and reached No. 1 on Dec. 6 & 13. 

          https://www.billboard.com/archive/charts/1969/hot-100