58. Goodbye Just Go - 6.87 Extras (The Collection, 2014) Highest score: 8.25 (@Seventeen Days) Lowest score: 4 (@Cundy) Our lowest remaining high score (by .15 points) leaves now. Goodbye Just Go was written by Ellen Shipley and singer-songwriter Nicky Holland, who also wrote for Oleta Adams, Céline Dion, Tears for Fears, Todd Rundgren, and Cyndi Lauper throughout the 90s. It was the first new song Belinda recorded for Edsel, with it landing on both The Collection and The Anthology and receiving a promo single release in the UK. This was a similar strategy to what Belinda had done with Sun for the Universal comp Icon the year before, but unlike the vibrant Sun, Goodbye Just Go was by no means a new classic. It was... fine. I'm not a fan of how Belinda's voice sounds on it, and while I think the chorus is strong (though perhaps more Bonnie or even Céline than Belinda), I can't remember a note of the verses. "This didn’t even sound like her for a minute. Meh, its ok, I guess. Not something I’ll even listen to again." I figured this was from one of our perennial low-scorers, but to my surprise, it was @pop3blow2 (6.5)! Luckily, ha fellow high-scorer @bonnieetclyde (8) is here to praise the "stunning vocals [and] lovely arrangement" and says it "builds so well into that beautiful final piano outro." "Power ballad Belinda for the win! I love that she’s still got such a gorgeous voice after all of these years," @Seventeen Days (8.25) enthuses. She still has a good voice, I agree, but I wouldn't call it gorgeous at this point, nor do I think this song is the best display of it - I think the acoustic version of Heaven actually does that better. But @CasperFan (8) also thinks "Belinda sounds so good on this, it’s very dramatic and she really sells the song and means every word. A little more theatrical than her usual stuff but a great song." And who do you get when you combine "power ballad," "gorgeous voice," and "very dramatic"? Well, @unnameable (7) observes, "This sounds like she was considering a career move – possibly Cher-style power balladeer or possibly a country artist." Now, it seems cheap to be like "she's lucky she still had a career in 2014!" but, well. Anyway, now that he mentions it, I am definitely hearing Cher in that chorus. Fuck, Cher singing this à la You Haven't Seen the Last of Me would be so good, actually. Tomorrow, I'll break a couple of hearts before breaking my own, as I'm the top scorer for the first time since Dancing Queen in part of our final, four-way tie.