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Encyclopedia > Never Can Say Goodbye
"Never Can Say Goodbye"
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Single by The Jackson 5
from the album Maybe Tomorrow
Released 1971 (U.S.)
Format Vinyl record (7" 45 RPM)
Genre Bubblegum pop/Soul
Length 3:00
Label Motown
Writer(s) Clifton Davis
Producer(s) Hal Davis
Chart positions
  • #2 (U.S.)
  • #33 (UK)
The Jackson 5 singles chronology
"Mama's Pearl"
"Never Can Say Goodbye"
"Maybe Tomorrow"

"Never Can Say Goodbye" was a 1971 hit single by The Jackson 5 for the Motown label, one of their most successful singles. Image File history File links Nocover. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet from Gary, Indiana. ... Maybe Tomorrow was the fourth non-Christmas studio album released by The Jackson 5 in 1971. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Bubblegum pop (bubblegum rock, bubblegum music, youth music, or simply bubblegum) is a genre of popular music. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Hal Davis was an African American songwriter and record producer, best known as the key figure in the latter part of the Motown career of The Jackson 5. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet from Gary, Indiana. ... Mamas Pearl was a hit recording for the Jackson 5 in 1970. ... Maybe Tomorrow was a hit song recorded by American soul family quintet, The Jackson 5, in 1971. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music quintet from Gary, Indiana. ... Motown Records, Inc. ...

Written by future Amen TV star Clifton Davis, the song featured 12-year-old Michael Jackson singing a serious song about a love, with accompaniment from his brothers. Although such a record was unusual for a teenage group, "Never Can Say Goodbye" was a #2 hit on the Billboard Pop Singles chart, and a #1 hit on the Billboard Black Singles Chart. Sherman Hemsley (right, as Deacon Frye) and Clifton Davis (as Reverend Gregory) in Amen Amen was an American television sitcom produced by Carson Productions that ran from 1986 to 1991 on NBC. The series stars Sherman Hemsley as Ernest Frye, a member of the deacon board at the fictional First... Clifton Davis (born October 4, 1945) is an American actor who has appeared on television shows such as Thats My Mama (on which he had the lead role) in the 1970s and on Amen in the 1980s. ... For other people named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), lists the most popular songs, calculated weekly by airplay and sales, in traditionally African American venues...

The song was later covered by a number of artists, including Isaac Hayes, The Sandpipers, The Communards, Yazz and Vanessa Williams. A second major Motown version, reimagined as a disco record by Gloria Gaynor in 1974, was a number nine hit on the U.S. Pop Singles Chart, and one of the defining recordings of the disco era. For the American arctic explorer, see Isaac Israel Hayes Isaac Lee Hayes (born August 20, 1942, in Covington, Tennessee) is an actor, soul singer, Academy Award-winning songwriter, musician, and arranger. ... The Sandpipers were a US easy listening trio/quartet who carved a little niche for themselves in the world of 60s folk rock. ... This article is about the pop group The Communards. ... Yazz. ... Vanessa Lynn Williams (born March 18, 1963) is a Grammy and Tony Award nominated American R&B/Pop/theatrical singer and actress. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Gloria Gaynor (real name Gloria Fowles September 7, 1949 was born in Newark, New Jersey) and is an American singer, best-known for the disco hits I Will Survive (Hot 100 #1, 1979), Never Can Say Goodbye (Hot 100 #9, 1974), and I Am What I Am (Hot 100 #82... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...

Chanel Cole performed this song during the disco-themed night of the second season of the Australian version of the popular 'Idol' series. Chanel Cole. ...


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Never can say goodbye... - Vientiane, Laos - Travel Blog (1400 words)
Nobody speaks English they just shake their heads irritably when I say 'Laos border, we go to Laos border??' I am so close to tears it's only anger that stops me from bawling like a baby.
Finally when there are 10 people and 15 sacks of vegetables in the 6 seater, we head off towards the border (I know this only by reading a passing street sign).
Just when I thought I had run out of things to say and Vientiane had done nothing to inspire me, I stumble into a funny situation.
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