Goodbye

Kristinia DeBarge

About Goodbye

"Goodbye" is the first single released by the American recording artist Kristinia DeBarge from her first studio album Exposed. It was released digitally in the United States on April 7, 2009, to US radio on April 28, 2009, and in the UK on August 10, 2009. The song contains a sample of Steam's "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye". An uptempop dance pop track, the lyrics of the song deal with DeBarge getting over her ex-boyfriend. A music video was released to promote the song, which features DeBarge and her friends stealing her ex-boyfriend's car and driving to various locations, including a house party. Throughout the video, DeBarge is seen flirting with several men in an attempt to get back at her ex-boyfriend. Despite the mixed critical reception, it achieved some commercial success, peaking in the top forty in Sweden and the top twenty in Canada and the United States, but it fared better as a dance single, peaking at number three on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart. Despite the minimal chart performance of the single, it has become her biggest hit to date, as well as her only single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. 


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Am I supposed to put my life on hold
Because you don't know how to act
And you don't know where your life is going
Am I supposed to be torn apart, broken hearted, in a corner crying?
Pardon me if I don't show it
I don't care if I never see you again
I'll be alright
Take this final piece of advice and get yourself together,
But either way baby, I'm gone

[Chorus]
I'm so over it, I've been there and back
Changed all my numbers and just in case you're wondering
I got that new
I'm a single girl swag
Got me with my girls and we're singin' it
Na na na na, na na na na
Hey hey hey
Goodbye
Na na na na, na na na na
Hey hey hey
Goodbye

Cut my hair 'cuz it reminded me of you
I know you like the long 'do,
Had to switch my attitude up
Thinkin' of changing up how I ride, No more
On the passenger side
Too bad you miss out on the way that I drive it
I don't care if I never see you again
I'll be alright
Take this final piece of advice and get yourself together,
But either way baby, I'm gone

[Chorus]

Hey hey hey, hey hey hey
Goodbye

[Chorus]

Goodbye
Na na na na, na na na na
Hey hey hey
Goodbye
Na na na na, na na na na
Hey hey hey
Goodbye
Goodbye

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Kristinia DeBarge

Kristinia DeBarge ( /krɪˈstɪniə/; born March 8, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter, dancer and actress. She first appeared on national television in 2003 as a contestant on the American Idol spin-off, American Juniors. In 2009, DeBarge signed a contract with the Island Records department Sodapop, releasing her debut album Exposed in July of the same year. The first single, "Goodbye", reached the top 20 in the US and Canada. The lead single ("Cry Wolf") off her untitled sophomore album was released on September 27, 2012. more »

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Written by: Eric Dawkins, Gary Decarlo, Antonio Dixon, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka, Taurian Shropshire, Damon Thomas

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Walt Disney Music Company, Songtrust Ave, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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10 facts about this song

Origin of the Song
"Goodbye" is a pop song by American singer Kristinia DeBarge from her first studio album "Exposed."
Release Date
The song was released as the album's lead single in April 2009.
Song Interpretation
"Goodbye" is a empowering break-up song and known for its sassy and confident lyrics.
Use of Samples
The song uses a sample of "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam, a 1969 hit.
Chart Performances
The song reached the top 20 of the charts in the United States, Canada, and Australia. It became DeBarge's most successful single.
Musical Style
Musically, it is a catchy, dance-pop number with R&B undertones.
Music Video
The music video for Goodbye was directed by well-known director Ray Kay. It features DeBarge dancing in a club-like environment.
Song Composer
"Goodbye" was written by Kristinia DeBarge, Benny Blanco, Dr. Luke, and Rico Love, and produced by Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco.
Popular Culture
The song was used in several advertisements and TV shows including "The Hills," "Melrose Place" and "Vampire Diaries."
Accolades
Despite its commercial success, the song didn't win any major awards but contributed to Kristinia's nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album in the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

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