The Manhattans’ hit song “Kiss and Say Goodbye” has been a staple in romantic music for decades. Released in 1976, this classic slow jam tells the heartbreaking story of a couple saying farewell after a relationship ends. Despite the melodramatic theme of the song, it was an instant success and quickly rose to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The song was written by the group’s lead singer, Gerald Alston, and it was inspired by his own experience of having to part ways with someone he loved. Alston’s lyrics spoke to the heartache of having to say goodbye, and the song’s simple, yet powerful melody made it a classic. The song also featured a unique arrangement, with a prominent string section that added to its emotional impact.
The Manhattans’ timeless classic has resonated with millions of fans over the decades and it helped to launch their career into the stratosphere. Its message of graceful closure and acceptance is as relevant today as it was when the song was first released.
If you’re going through a difficult goodbye, you can take comfort in the fact that millions of others have been there too, and that you can find solace in the Manhattans. Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!
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