Monday, January 9, 2017

Musical Interlude: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye (1969)

You've probably heard the chorus at sporting events. It's been used in the WWE on occasion when an unpopular performer is leaving and loses a final match. What you don't know is that Steam was another one of those trendy pre-fabricated studio bands that popped up like so many pimples in the 60's.

"Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" spent two weeks at #1 in 1969, fueled largely by the fact that the record company, Mercury, bought thousands of copies of the single themselves after the song began playing on AM radio stations in the south.

As it happened, Steam split up the very next year.

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