So we meet again.
“Hello Goodbye” was released as a single in the fall of 1967, written by Paul, and included on “The Magical Mystery Tour” album. (It is best to be slightly stoned whilst watching this movie, fyi.)
By 1967, The Beatles were starting to get tired of traveling the world, making appearances and such. Instead of actually going all the way to the states when Ed Sullivan asked, they decided to make a video. Many video’s, actually, called promotional videos. Easy enough for the fab five, exposure on one of the TV shows that helped propel their popularity, without too much effort on their part.
The song itself is a happy little ditty that poses the question, why say goodbye when I say hello?
Who hasn’t asked themselves this question at least once in their life, hmm?
Full of triptacular (I made up this word) vivid color, this video is proof that The Beatles invented the whole music video genre. (Put this on MTV, and maybe they can finally get back to where they once belonged, I say.)
True that, boys. True that.
The thing that makes this song one of my top five is simple. They are hilarious, having a grand old-time cutting up for the camera. Paul is adorable, John is grinning, George shimmies, and Ringo shakes his head to his own beat.
What will #2 be? Only Merbear knows.