Goodbye Media Man

"Goodbye Media Man" is Tom Fogerty's self-penned debut single released in April 1971, shortly after leaving Creedence Clearwater Revival. The song is one of Fogerty's most successful singles, becoming a minor hit on the US Cash Box charts, making the Top 20 in Argentina, Top 40 in Germany, and bubbling under the Billboard Hot 100.

"Goodbye Media Man (Part 1)"
Single by Tom Fogerty
B-side"Goodbye Media Man (Part 2)"
ReleasedApril 1971[1]
GenreSoft Rock
Songwriter(s)Tom Fogerty
Producer(s)Brian Gardner, Tom Fogerty
Tom Fogerty singles chronology
"Goodbye Media Man (Part 1)"
"Cast The First Stone"


A Cash Box Magazine "Newcomer Picks" singles reviews page dated July 31, 1971 states the following about the single: "First solo effort by Tom still reveals shades of the current Creedence sound. Driving rhythms should guarantee single its place on the pop charts."[2]

A Record World Picks of The Week singles reviews dated July 31, 1971 gives another view: "Brother Tom's first post-Creedence solo venture will really grow on listeners. Its message is a topical one. He wrote and plays with Merl Saunders and Bill Vitt."[3]


Year Single Chart Position
1971 "Goodbye Media Man" US Bubbling Under Hot 100 3[4]
US Cash Box 93[5]
US Cash Box R&B 57[6]
US Cash Box Jukebox Programming Guide 7[7]
Argentina 18[8]
Canada Pop Singles 67[9]
Germany Top 100 36[10]