"Say Goodbye to Hollywood" is a song written & performed by Billy Joel, first released in 1976 on his album Turnstiles. The song achieved greater recognition in 1981 when a live version from Songs in the Attic was released as a single. Joel wrote the song after moving back to New York City in 1975; he had previously relocated to Hollywood to see if it would boost his career. He Had Better fortunes in New York.This song reached #17 in 1980 - how about today?