Living With Purpose

By Team Trilogy |
Adele may not have been eligible to win a Grammy this week, but there is a 75 percent chance that at some point today you will hear her latest power ballad, “Hello.” It could be while you are stuck in stop-and-go traffic on the way to work, when her #1 hit is on 3 of your 5 preset stations. You may be in the waiting room at the doctor’s office when you hear her voice radiating from the speakers above you among the usual coughs and sneezes of other patients. You may go to sleep with the song in your head, or inexplicably begin humming the tune as you shower. It’s becoming nearly impossible to avoid, and harder still to get Adele’s soulful, sorrowful voice off your mind.
To provide you with the support you need to retain your sanity, we’ve done some research and are proud to bring you other songs that have greeted you with a “hello” over the years. Try replacing Adele's "Hello" with some of these catchy tunes.

“Chantilly Lace” –The Big Bopper, 1959
Who can forget The Big Bopper’s trademark, “Hellooooo Baaaaby!” In his hit “Chantilly Lace.” Pull those dancing shoes out of the closet, grab your sweetheart, and twist the night away until you forget you ever heard Adele utter the word “hello.”

“Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah” –Allan Sherman, 1963
If you’re like anyone else who has heard Adele’s newest song over 20 times, you may be in need of a pick-me-up. Allan Sherman’s hilarious hit will have you bent over double as he recounts his miserable days spent at Camp Grenada, where, “We are sure to have some fun if it stops raining.”

“Hello, Dolly” –Louis Armstrong, 1964
Louis Armstrong greeted us with a gravelly, “Hello, Dolly!” in the musical of the same name in 1964. This foot tapping, finger snapping number will do wonders if your eyes are all dried out from crying to Adele’s song of lost love.  

“Hello, Sunshine” –Aretha Franklin, 1968
If you want to talk about pop powerhouses, you start and end with Aretha Franklin. This song catches her at her best, with a voice that can part the clouds and flood your day with sunshine. 

“Hello, Darlin’” –Conway Twitty, 1971
Adele’s song may be sad, but she has a long way to go before she can match country crooners such as Conway Twitty. We recommend that you grab a box of tissues before listening.

“Hello” Lionel Richie, 1983
Adele finally got the chance to say “hello” to Lionel Richie in person at The Grammys, where he was honored as the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year. Celebrate his success by jamming to his hit single!
We hope that you enjoyed saying hello to these classics. Make sure to check back soon for another trip down memory lane!