Australian charts: 1969
Due to radio airplay of both songs it was treated as a double-A-sided single, although The Girl That I Love was actually the B-side.
PART THREE INTO PAPER WALLS
Buoyed by the success of The Real Thing as his first solo single, Russell immediately followed it up with a single that was a continuation of the song that blends into Paper Walls, again with the help of Johnny and Molly.
The song was written by Johnny Young and Russell Morris and produced by Ian “Molly” Meldrum. It was released as a single in July 1969 and peaked at number one on the Australian Go-Set chart for four weeks, and in doing so, Morris became the first Australian artist to score consecutive number ones with their first two singles.
Many radio stations also began flipping the single over and playing the lush B-side ballad “The Girl That I Love”, thereby lengthening the single’s shelf life—and revealing to radio listeners another facet of Russell’s singing talents.
Part Three into Paper Walls/The Girl That I Love hit no 1 on the Go-Set National Top 40 in October 1969.
THE GIRL THAT I LOVE
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