Anne Murray “Somebody’s Always Saying Goodbye” Single Of The Day

Anne Murray "Somebody's Always Saying Goodbye" 45Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found, rather easily, in some cases.  Today’s Single Of The Day looks back at an Anne Murray hit from the beginning of 1983.  1982 had bee a good, but not great year for the Canadian legend.  She had issued two singles, both of which made the top ten, but not the number one position that she had become accustomed to.  “Another Sleepless Night” had been able to hit four, during the Spring, while in the Fall, “Hey! Baby!” a remake of the 1962 Bruce Channel number one Pop hit, stalled at seven.  So, as 1983 dawned, no doubt that Anne Murray and her label, Capitol, were eager to find that next number one.  What became her first hit of 1983, today’s Single Of The Day, actually made it’s Country 40 debut on Christmas Day of 1982.  A slow ballad, “Somebody’s Always Saying Goodbye” began it’s climb up the charts, but by the end of February, it was apparent that this was not the single to reunite Anne Murray with number one, as it would also peak at seven.  Following this single, another wouldn’t be released until September.  That record, “A Little Good News”, was the song to return her to the top, doing so in December, and starting a string of three straight number one hits for Anne Murray.

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