The Communards - Never Can Say Goodbye (1987)
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"Never Can Say Goodbye" is a song written by Clifton Davis and originally recorded by The Jackson 5. In 1987, British band ...
"Never Can Say Goodbye" is a song written by Clifton Davis and originally recorded by The Jackson 5.
In 1987, British band The Communards had a hit with a Hi-NRG cover of the song, which was featured on their second album, Red.
Their version reached number one in Spain and number two in Ireland, number four on the UK Singles Chart, number 51 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and number two on the Billboard Hot Dance/Disco chart in the U.S. The group had reached number one on those charts covering another 1970s classic, "Don't Leave Me This Way", in 1986. The cover was also a top 10 hit in several European countries and New Zealand.
A music video was produced for this version of the song, directed by Andy Morahan.
The Communards version of the song was used as the signature tune to the 2013 British comedy series Vicious.