Writer: Roger Waters
Producer: Bob Ezrin, David Gilmour, and Roger Waters
Recorded: 1979 at Super Bear Studios, Miravel, France
Released: December 5, 1979
|Players:||David Gilmour — guitar, vocals
Nick Mason — drums
Richard Wright — keyboards
Roger Waters — vocals, bass
|Album:||The Wall (Columbia, 1979)|
On the original double LP sleeve of The Wall, “Hey You” is listed as the last track on Side Three. The song wound up as the first track on that side after singer-bassist Roger Waters made some last-minute adjustments to the album he thought of as “his baby.” But the discrepancy remains on the original copies of the LP.
“Hey You,” along with a special overture and “The Show Must Go On,” never made it onto the soundtrack of the 1982 film “The Wall.”
Roger Waters and singer-guitarist David Gilmour both perform vocals on “Hey You.”
The Wall went to Number One on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S. the week of January 19, 1980, and held its top spot for 15 weeks. Tom Petty, whoseDamn The Torpedoes held fast at Number Two for several weeks, joked that the dominance of The Wall “made me hate Pink Floyd.”
Waters used singer Paul Carrack (Squeeze, Mike + the Mechanics) to sing “Hey You” for the all-star German charity concert that's immortalized on TheWall Live In Berlin.