Saying hello is a great way to introduce yourself to strangers or greet your next door neighbor. The word was first written in 1826 before it became a proper telephone greeting by Thomas Edison. Over the years, there have been numerous ways that people say hello, but the best is probably when it's in a song. Here are 11 great songs that are perfect for simply saying hello.
11. "Hello Brooklyn" - All Time Low
While the name of the song is "Hello Brooklyn," pop punk group All Time Low have no problem shouting out nearly every city imaginable in this tune. The track stems from the band's 2009 studio album Nothing Personal. This is one of two songs that was produced for the band by S*A*M and Sluggo.
10. "Hello (Turn Your Radio On)" - Shakespears Sister
Pop rock act Shakespears Sister, who took the world by storm with their smash hit "Stay," simply want you to help them sing their song with "Hello (Turn Your Radio On)." The tune comes from their 1992 sophomore studio album Hormonally Yours.
9. "Aisle 10 (Hello Allison)" - Scapegoat Wax
Originally signed to the Beastie Boys' Grand Royal Records, Scapegoat Wax had a short time in the spotlight with their single "Aisle 10 (Hello Allison)." The song follows an employee that becomes enamored with a customer named Allison. This single has been included in all three of their studio albums, and it's probably best known for being in the soundtrack to "Jet Set Radio Future."
8. "Hello" - Martin Solveig & Dragonette
In 2010, Martin Solveig and Dragonette had the dance floor saying hello with their single called, well, "Hello". The track, which comes from Solveig's 2011 studio album Smash, is his biggest in his career as it reached number one in Austria, Belgium, Mexico, and the Netherlands. "Hello" became so popular, The Chipettes covered it for the Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked album.
7. "Hello Earth" - Kate Bush
Instead of saying hello to one person, Kate Bush felt like saying it to the entire planet with "Hello Earth." The song appears on Bush's 1985 album Hounds Of Love. Within the release, this track is the sixth part of a seven song concept suite titled The Ninth Wave.
6. "Hello, World" - Louie Zong
What was originally a test of some vocaloid software, Louie Zong's "Hello, World" went viral through the magic of Twitter. The two minute tune is nothing short of heavenly bliss. While the song is mainly about the software in question, lyrics such as "Hello, world/Programmed to work and not to feel" almost represents how many people feel during their typical nine to five.
5. "You Had Me From Hello" - Kenny Chesney
Taking some notes from Jerry Maguire, Kenny Chesney's 1999 single "You Had Me From Hello" gave the country star his third number one hit. Chesney would get married to Jerry Maguire star Renée Zellweger six years later, although their marriage would only last four months.
4. "Hello, I Love You" - The Doors
The Doors' "Hello, I Love You" made history by becoming one of the first stereo 45s to hit radio. Taken from their 1968 album Waiting for the Sun, the two minute rocker became the band's second number one hit in the U.S. Something the band probably didn't love was having to pay The Kinks for using the riff from "All Day And All Of The Night".
3. "Hello" - Adele
Adele continued to break hearts around the world with her 2015 single "Hello." The song became a juggernaut with sales of 12 million copies, making it one of the biggest selling digital singles ever. Over on YouTube, the song's music video has an astounding 2.4 billion views.
2. "Hello" - Lionel Richie
"Hello, is it me you're looking for?," asks Lionel Richie in his 1984 single "Hello". The song was originally written for Richie's self titled debut album, but the artist removed it from the final tracklist. When it came to his sophomore release Can't Slow Down, Richie managed to remove the song again until he was asked to leave it on the record. It worked out for him; the song helped catapult sales of Can't Slow Down, which went diamond in the U.S.
1. "Hello, Goodbye" - The Beatles
Released a few months following the death of The Beatles' manager Brian Epstein, "Hello, Goodbye" became the band's 15th song to top to U.S. charts. It nearly didn't make it to radio due to John Lennon wanting "I Am the Walrus" as the band's next single. To hype the song up, the band recorded three music videos for the catchy tune.