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Neil Young

My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)

Rock
  • Rock
  • Acoustic
  • Space
  • Musical
  • Pop
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1979
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 1979
  • 2012
  • 1959

“Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)“ is a rock song by Neil Young. Combined with its acoustic counterpart “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)“, it bookends Young’s successful 1979 album Rust Never Sleeps. Inspired by proto-new wave group Devo, the rise of punk and what Young viewed as his own growing irrelevance, the song today crosses generations, inspiring admirers from punk to grunge and significantly revitalizing Young’s then-faltering career. The song is about the alternatives of continuing to produce similar music (“to rust” or — in “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)“ — “to fade away”) or to burn out, as John Lydon of the Sex Pistols might be considered to have done by abandoning his Johnny Rotten persona. A part of a lyric from the song, “it’s... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ And into the black ... Hey hey, my my ... My my, hey hey

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