Favorite Breakup Songs #10 - "Goodbye, I Love You"

@teamfreak16 (42069)
Denver, Colorado
June 1, 2016 11:39pm CST
Seeing how my Favorite Punk Songs series is nearing completion, "why not," I said to no one in particular, "start a new one?" So I figured I'd send everyone into the throes of heartbreak. These are my favorite breakup songs. For #10, we stay right here in Colorado, specifically, Boulder, home of Firefall. Probably best-known for their Top 20 (#11) song "Just Remember I Love You," Firefall is a soft-rock band (although, at times, they weren't THAT soft) formed in 1974 by vocalist/guitarist Rick Roberts and guitarist Jock Bartley. The band has, over the decades, been a revolving door--I lost count after awhile. Still, Firefall had a nice string of hits in the 70's that many a band could only envy. Their 1979 single "Goodbye, I Love You," from their album Undertow, was just such a hit: it peaked at #43 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, and #10 on that magazine's Adult Contemporary chart. All I know is that I used to play it on the radio quite a bit. It's a great breakup song, a guy bowing out because he can't give his lady the attention she deserves. Bonus: it's not at all sappy. In the 90's, a friend and I saw Firefall at a free Saturday afternoon concert in the Denver suburb of Arvada. It was a great show, and not just because it was free. "Goodbye, I Love You" was one of the reason's why.
Firefall - Goodbye, I love you *1978* Maybe you think I'm letting you go Maybe it's not that way Maybe I love you more than you know Maybe you'll know someda...
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@JohnRoberts (65232)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Jun 16
My head must have been buried in the sand or at least exclusively into punk/alternative at the time because I have never heard of Firewall or their songs.
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@teamfreak16 (42069)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Jun 16
They used to play their hits once in awhile on KFI, which is where I first heard them. I also played them occasionally on the Adult Contemporary station I worked at in the 80's.
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@JohnRoberts (65232)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Jun 16
@teamfreak16 I most definitely never listened to adult contemporary. Remember after Sting left the Police and went solo? He became an adult contemporary artist.
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@teamfreak16 (42069)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Jun 16
@JohnRoberts - I'm thought Dream of the Blue Turtles was a good album, but I can take or leave what he did after that.
@andriaperry (61336)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Jun 16
I remember this song too. Ahh, finally some music I do know
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@teamfreak16 (42069)
• Denver, Colorado
2 Jun 16
This one is going to be kind of all over the place.