Australian singles chart:
Sundown entered the Kent Music Report on 3 June 1974 and peaked at #4. The song was #31 on the Top 100 of 1974.
The song is on Sundown which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 27 May 1974 and peaked at #13.
The inspiration for this song came from Lightfoot worrying about his girlfriend, who was out at bars all day while he was at home writing songs. He recalled during a Reddit AMA: “I had this girlfriend one time, and I was at home, working at my songwriting which I had been doing all week since I was on a roll, and my girlfriend was drinking somewhere. So I was hoping that no one else would get their hands on her, because she was pretty good lookin’!”
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/gordon-lightfoot/sundown
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