Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away (1985)
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"Everytime You Go Away" is a song written and composed by Daryl Hall. It was first recorded in 1980 by the American duo Hall ...
"Everytime You Go Away" is a song written and composed by Daryl Hall. It was first recorded in 1980 by the American duo Hall & Oates but was not released as a single. The song became an international hit, with corrected word-spacing in the title, when covered by English singer Paul Young in 1985. Young's version reached No. 1 in the US and No. 4 in the UK. There have also been several other versions of this song.
English singer Paul Young recorded a cover version of the song titled "Every Time You Go Away" for his studio album The Secret of Association in 1985. His cover features a combination of echoed piano, the distinctive fretless bass of Pino Palladino, as well as a Coral electric sitar, and Ovation Spanish acoustic guitar which were both played by John Turnbull.
Young's version hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 27, 1985, and was one of two top 10 hits Young had on the U.S. pop singles chart (the second being Paul Young's 1990 cover of "Oh Girl" by the Chi-Lites). "Every Time You Go Away" also topped the U.S. adult contemporary chart for two weeks. The song peaked at No. 4 in the UK, Young's home country. The song won British Video of the Year at the 1986 Brit Awards. It was one of the songs he played at Live Aid.