“Everyone Says ‘Hi’”.



“Everyone Says ‘Hi'”
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   Lyrics                        Video
from the album        Heathen
B-side “Safe”
Released September 16, 2002
Format CD single
Recorded Allaire Studios (Shokan, New York)
Looking Glass Studios (New York City)
Length 3:59 (album version)
3:29 (single edit)
  • ISO
  • Columbia
Writer(s) David Bowie

Everyone Says ‘Hi’ is a song recorded by English singer David Bowie for his twenty-second studio album Heathen (2002). It was written by Bowie, and produced by British duo Brian Rawling and Gary Miller, with vocals produced by the singer himself with Tony Visconti. The song was released on 16 September 2002, by ISO and Columbia Records. “Everyone Says ‘Hi'” peaked at number 20 on the UK Singles Chart

Reeves Gabrels claimed in a 2017 interview with Radio.com that the song was written about him. Reeves Gabrels was Bowie’s guitarist throughout the 1990’s and the two shared a strong friendship that soon resulted in a falling out over creative differences.

Four of the six B-sides to this 3 CD set are re-recordings of some of Bowie’s less familiar 1960s material that were intended for their own album release back in 2000, whilst “Safe” and “Wood Jackson” were new compositions, the former originally written but dropped from The Rugrats OST

Among others the song features a strong contribution from The Scorchio Quartet

  • Greg Kitzis: 1st violin
  • Meg Okura: 2nd violin
  • Martha Mooke: Viola
  • Mary Wooten: Cello