Hello, It’s Me – Todd Rundgren – Speed Stuff

Madera Ca 6 hours ago
so classic timeless.
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Esthela Hernandez 2 days ago
1 day u will be in luv and believe me it hurts when they play with your emotions honest of God it does ????
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digital1 ministry9 2 days ago
I came here because I recently saw a lionel richie interview where he was asked about Adelle’s song “Hello”, and how he felt about her using that in the opening lyrics of her song. richie admitted that he did not own authorship of the word “Hello”, but arrogantly spoke as though he was the first to use that as the opening lyric in a song…. saying that all of his posse and the rest of the world was calling him saying “hey man, she’s totally ripping you off”… This made my blood boil, because Todd Rundgren’s contribution to music with this one song alone, overshadows everything about lionel richie’s entire existence as a being. This song is about a thousand trillion times better than richie’s stupid “hello” song!!!
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Sandra Carson 2 days ago
+digital1 ministry9 Good job. Very astute.
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Martyn H 1 day ago (edited)
+digital1 ministry9 Hi there! If you are right about what was said in the interview, I totally agree with you. Nobody owns authorship of a single common word, like “Hello”.
In fact, there are many songs that begin with “Hello”, that were written well before Richie stole that word for his 1983 effort.
Here are five songs I came up with that begin with the word “Hello” and all preceding Richie’s trite song:
“Hello Muddah, Hello Fadda” – Allan Sherman (1963)
“Hello, I Love You” – The Doors (1968). Also far, far better than Richie’s stupid Hello song…
“Hello, I’m Back Again” – Gary Glitter (1973)
“Telephone Line” – ELO (1977). Starts with the words “Hello, how are you? Have you been alright?”.
“Rock and Roll Fantasy” – The Kinks (1978). Starts with words “Hello you, hello me..”
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miyubail 2 days ago
He was a great singer/song writer, and a great dad-in-law. I love him
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Lo Riddell 2 days ago
Brilliant song. First heard it in “The Virgin Suicides”; I love all the classic 70s songs they put in that film.
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PodshowRadio 2 days ago
Great concert last night at the Mahaffey Theater. So glad Todd did this one during the encore, they don’t write them like this anymore classic hit.
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Esthela Hernandez 3 days ago
luv this song is so true man just keep it real bitch
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Linda Walker 3 days ago
Thanks, Todd. You take me back to a great time.
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Morgan Freeman 3 days ago
70’s ruled for love songs….best era ever!
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OlymPigs2010 3 days ago
…the opening of this song is so funky!
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James Woody 4 days ago (edited)
This is a beautiful and timeless song!
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Steve Obee 4 days ago
kinda sounds like leo sayer
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digital1 ministry9 2 days ago
+Steve Obee kinda doesn’t sound like leo sayer at all
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Andreka holguin 4 days ago
The Virgin Suicides Brought me here
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KevNoonz 4 days ago
+Andreka holguin Same
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joe brush 4 days ago
Ah the 70’s …. for Me THEY WERE THE BEST ! ……Bring Me Back .
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Adam Bash 4 days ago
+joe brush Yes, a wonderful time in which you actually had to have some talent and a thought process that didn’t originate from below the waist to make music.
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ttmilbr 4 days ago
Having a dueling “Hello” song with my son between Adele and Todd. I say I won.
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Michael Johnson 5 days ago
From the first 2 notes it hits me in the solar plexus. Cant escape from the mental imprint of this and too many yrs of listening to AM/FM Radio (93 khj and so many to follow). Thanks.
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James Woody 5 days ago (edited)
I agree Steve, but Todd is also an egotistical bastard who will stop at nothing to tear another artist down. I agree that he is a genius, but he happens to be a “genius ASSHOLE!” I love his music, but I don’t care for this “runt” of a “person.” (He should have used “cunt” instead of “runt in his early years). He has pissed off too many people in the past and everyone needs to steer clear of him. Will I ever stop listening to and enjoying his music? Nope. NEVER!!!! He is a musical genius!
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James Woody 4 days ago (edited)
+Army_Vet82ndAbn No Pal! You’re talking out of YOUR “rebel a-merkin asshole.” I personally know Andy Partidge. I know XTC and I know the incredibly stupid situations they went through trying to work with Todd Rundgren on “Skylarking.” His ridiculous demands, his blistered ego, his ass-holiness so don’t tell ME that I got it wrong. Look, I love Todd’s music, You don’t know him either and you never will, You don’t have any information on good authority. I do. I just hate his attitude, and it’s knee-jerk trolls like you that I have no patience with.Your threats/accusations don’t have a leg to stand on so fuck off, right now!! Right FUCKING NOW!!! And get rid of the confederate fag, while you’re at it. People like you should have been aborted!
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steinar123 3 days ago
+James Woody It was only Andy Partridge who had a problem with Todd. A few years ago I heard an interview with Dave Gregory and he had nothing bad to say about Todd. It was Andy Partridge who did things like erasing Colin Mouldings bass part alone at night and rerecording it himself without Colins approval. I have no doubt that Todd has an ego but so does Andy. I read good things about how Todd has been to other musicians all the time. Just last year it was Emil Nikolaisen and Hans Petter Lindstrøm who described him as extremely generous, open-minded and easy going. You have to base your accusations on a little more than one single persons subjective experience before you totally demonise someone.
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Brian Smith 5 days ago
One of the best songs of the 70s and one of my favorites. First heard it back in the mid 90s as a teenager

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