Never Can Say Goodbye  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

"Never Can Say Goodbye" is a song written by Clifton Davis and originally recorded by The Jackson 5. Released as a single in 1971, it was one of the group's most successful songs. The song has been covered numerous times, most notably in 1974 by Disco diva Gloria Gaynor and in 1987 by gay Hi-NRG/dance-pop group The Communards.

Other covers

The song was later covered by a number of artists, including Junior Walker, Isaac Hayes, Cal Tjader, The Sandpipers, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Herbie Mann, Yazz, Sheena Easton, Vanessa Williams, Gerald Albright, and The Impact Of Brass.

A smooth jazz version is performed by David Benoit on the album Heroes.

An Isaac Hayes version is used in the film Soul Men. He first recorded the song in 1971 but he remade it for the 2008 movie.

Chanel Cole performed this song during the disco-themed night of the second season of the Australian version of the popular Idol series. Jorge Nunez of American Idol season 8 sang this song He is eliminated in the next night




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