“Everytime You Go Away” is a song written by Daryl Hall and covered by Paul Young in 1985.
The original appeared on Hall & Oates’s 1980 album, Voices, although it was not released as a single. Hall & Oates also recorded it for their 1985 concert album Live at the Apollo. Young’s version hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 27, 1985. It remains his only number-one hit and one of only two top 10 hits he had on the U.S. pop singles chart. It also topped the U.S. adult contemporary chart for two weeks. The song peaked at No. 4 in the UK, Young’s home country. The song won Best British Video at the 1986 Brit Awards.
Young’s version features a combination of echoed piano, the distinctive fretless bass of Pino Palladino and an electric sitar.
At the end of the 1987 film, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, the song is performed by Blue Room. In 2006, Clay Aiken covered the song on his CD A Thousand Different Ways. In 2009, the original Hall & Oates song appeared in the film The Rebound.