Goodbye To You

Album: Scandal (1982)
Charted: 65

Songfacts®:

  • This was written by Scandal guitarist Zack Smith. It's a breakup song where Patty Smyth sings about moving on from a relationship. Smith wrote most of Scandal's songs, while Smyth fronted the group, moving on to success as a solo artist and eventually marrying tennis star John McEnroe. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Michael - San Diego, CA
  • Patty Smyth credits MTV for this song's success. The song didn't get much radio airplay, but the video got a lot of spins on the network. The clip was a typical, low budget, performance video, but Smyth was easy on the eyes and MTV was hankering for American rock acts, especially females (note Pat Benatar's early acceptance on the network).

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPatty Smyth, as a solo artist, had a record, "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough", peak at #2 on September 20th, 1992, it was a duet with Don Henley, and it remained at #2* for six consecutive weeks...
    Patricia 'Patty' Smyth McEnroe will celebrate her 61st birthday come next June 26th {2018}...
    * For the six weeks that "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough" was at #2, the #1 record was "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 4th, 1982 Scandal performed "Goodbye To You" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    One month earlier on November 13th it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #86; though it only peaked at #65 it did spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #5 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart...
  • Michael from San Diego, CaGreat, early hit for Patty & Scandal. She was pretty cute, hooping around in her little red dress!
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