- Hello (The Beloved song)
Name = Hello
Cover size =
Album = Happiness
January 5, 1990
Length = 4:17
Writer = Jon Marsh
Producer = Martyn Phillips
Audio sample? =
Last single = "The Sun Rising" (
This single = "Hello" (
Next single = "Your Love Takes Me Higher" (
"Hello" is a
remixsingle by The Beloved."Hello" appears on the "Happiness" album. By peaking at #19 in the UK, on 5 January1990, it was, at the time, their highest-charting single, a record it held for almost exactly 3 years, until " Sweet Harmony," the first single taken from the "Conscience" album, reached Number 8, on 18 January1993, this way becoming the band's new highest-charting single, a record it still holds.
At least three additional remixes were exclusive to other formats: "Hello (Boys & Girls)" and "Hello (Uncle Albert)" appeared on the
12-inchvinyl version, and "Hello (Dolly)" appeared on both the cassette and 7-inchversions. In addition, a Razormaid!remix of the song appeared on the " Razormaid! Anniversary 9.0" compilation album. As for "Hello (What's All This Then?)" and "Hello (Honky Tonk)," two of the five remixes of the main title on the CD single release, they would both later resurface on the following " Blissed Out" remix album, the sister release to "Happiness", the second remix only featuring on the CD and MC editions of the work, but not on the vinyl LP, which only contained the first. The MC edition only of "Blissed Out" also included "Paradise (My Darling, My Angel)," representing then previously unreleased sixth track on the "Hello" CD single.
As well as the names of some the band members' friends, the song mentions a number of famous people (some of them fictional), chosen to loosely fit a "saints and sinners" theme.
In alphabetical order, the people listed in the song are:
Jeffrey Archer(politician and novelist), Fred Astaire, Bobby Ball(comedian), Charlie Brown, Tommy Cannon(comedian), Billy Corkhill(soap opera character), Leslie Crowther(TV presenter), Freddy Krueger(Elm Street bad guy), Paris Grey(singer), Brian Hayes (broadcaster), Vince Hilaire (footballer), Barry Humphries, The LSO, Kym Mazelle(singer), Mork and Mindy, Little Nell, Charlie Parker, Andre Previn, Little Richard, Salman Rushdie, Jean Paul Sartre, The Supremes("Mary Wilson, Di and Flo"), William Tell, Sir Bufton Tufton, Desmond Tutu, Willy Wonka, Zippy and Bungle (TV characters). There are also references to "Peter" and "Paul", presumably the Christian apostles Saint Peterand Saint Paul.
Kym Mazelle, who's mentioned in the song, actually sings
backing vocalson it.
CD track listing
# Hello (Single Version)
# Hello (Honky Tonk Mix)
# Hello ('Ello, 'Ello)
# Hello (What's All This Then)
# Hello (Godfrey's Tonic)
# Paradise (My Darling, My Angel)
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