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It was released under the Mercury subsidiary label Fontana and became a number one pop single on the Billboard Hot in lateand remained on the charts in early It later was adopted for throwing out the opposing pitcher. The fans would sing and a sports ritual was born.
The song's chorus remains well-known, and is still frequently used as a crowd chant at many sporting events. It is generally directed at the Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) - The Pioneers - Give & Take: The Best Of The Pioneers side in an elimination contest when the outcome is all but certain or when an individual player is ejected or disqualified.
It has also been sung by crowds in political rallies, to War On Error - Pyro - The Modules EP political opponents or to drown out and mock disruptive counter-protesters. Paul Leka, Gary DeCarlo and Dale Frashuer wrote a blues shuffle version of the song in the early s when they were members of a doo-wop group from Bridgeport, Connecticutcalled the Glenwoods, the Citations, and the Chateaus, of which Leka was the piano player.
The group disbanded when Leka talked Frashuer into going into New York City with him to write and possibly produce. The singles impressed the company's executives, who wanted to issue all of them as A-side singles. With DeCarlo as lead vocalist, they recorded the song in one recording session. Instead of using a full band, Leka played keyboards himself and had engineer Warren Dewey splice together a drum track from one of DeCarlo's four singles and a conga drum solo by Ange DiGeronimo recorded Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye) - The Pioneers - Give & Take: The Best Of The Pioneers Mr.
Leka's Bridgeport, Conn. Everything was 'na na' when you didn't have a lyric. The road group was lip syncing to DeCarlo's vocal in the video. This version became a top ten hit in the United Kingdom 5but only a minor hit in the US Billboard later that year. This was the fifth single released from their first album in The music video features the band playing in a school playground and then being made to move by a group of lads.
They then decide to join a boxing club so the video features them singing the song whilst boxing. By the end of the video they return to the playground wearing leathers and this time make the group of lads move away. They then ride off into the night on motorbikes. InCanadian quartet The Nylons released an a cappella version of this song as a single under the shortened title "Kiss Him Goodbye". It became their biggest hit on the Billboard Hotpeaking at number twelve Brick House - DJ MK & Harry Love - Beats Per Minute summer.
The Belmonts recorded an a cappella version, which can be found as a track on their album Cigars, Acappella, Candy. The Donna Summer compilation album Gold a release exclusively for the Netherlands contains a disco cover of the song. The song peaked at number 3 in Norway.
The song " Chillin " by rapper Wale featuring singer Lady Gaga samples the chorus. It was also sampled in " Goodbye " by Kristinia DeBarge. The rap song "We Ready" by Archie Eversole featuring Bubba Sparxxx samples the song and has become a sports stadium anthem as well as being featured in nationally-run commercials.
The song is typically sung by the crowd in NBA games, as a noteworthy opposing player is ejected due to personal, technical or flagrant fouls. The MTV game show Remote Control featured the song as one of several songs the audience would sing as a player was eliminated. Audiences sometimes sang "Hit the Road Jack" instead.
Sinceit has been used at cricket matches in England and Wales during the T20 Blast to celebrate wickets. The song is sung A cappella by the crowd at ice hockey games in Canada particularly in Montreal and Quebec City at the end of games in order to say goodbye to the losing team.
At the and Presidential Inaugurationssome audiences were chanting "Na na na na" to the departing Presidents, respectively George W. Bush and Barack Obama. On May 4,after the House of Representatives voted to pass the American Health Care Act which partially repealed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ActDemocratic representatives chanted "Na na na na, hey hey, goodbye" to Republican representatives, implying that in voting for the bill, they would lose their House seats in the next election.
DeCarlo was happy to hear of the song getting renewed exposure, but said he opposed Obamacare. The commercial shows owners of competing pickups carrying tailgates from those trucks and singing "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" while heading to the top of a mountain. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Billboard Hot  1 U. Joel Whitburn 's Pop Annual  Pandora Internet Radio. Retrieved May 16, It had been recorded in Bridgeport as part of a session with the band "Yazoo Fraud," then under contract with Mr.
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