Don’t Sleep in the Subway hit no 1 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 27 September 1967.
The song was written by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent. In the lyrics the narrator advises her sweetheart against storming out after an argument due to his “foolish pride”. If he does, he will “sleep in the subway” or “stand in the pouring rain” merely to prove his point.
Of all the songs that Tony Hatch has written or co-written, this song is Petula Clark’s favorite.
The entire song is actually a combination of three different songs which Tony Hatch had written but did not complete. The segments of the unfinished songs were molded into one to create one song.
This song is also on our Spotify playlist.
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