The Sound of Goodbye

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"The Sound of Goodbye"
Single by Crystal Gayle
from the album Cage the Songbird
B-side"Take Me Home"
ReleasedOctober 1983
LabelWarner Bros.
Songwriter(s)Hugh Prestwood
Producer(s)Jimmy Bowen
Crystal Gayle singles chronology
"Keepin' Power"
"The Sound of Goodbye"
"I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love"

"The Sound of Goodbye" is a song written by Hugh Prestwood and recorded by American country music artist Crystal Gayle. It was released in October 1983 as the first single from her album Cage the Songbird. "The Sound of Goodbye" was Crystal Gayle's thirteenth number one country single as a solo artist. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983–1984) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 84
US Adult Contemporary (Billboard)[4] 10
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 9


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 132.
  2. ^ "Crystal Gayle Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Crystal Gayle Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Crystal Gayle Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.