Australian singles chart:
Girls in Our Town entered the Kent Music Report on 8 March 1976 and peaked at #53.
The song is on Margret Roadknight which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 8 November 1976 and peaked at #83.
Simon Heath, Wahanui “Wyn” Wynyard
Girls in Our Town is a song about the life of young women in Newcastle, written by Bob Hudson. He released it on his live album The Newcastle Song in 1974. Margret Roadknight covered the song in 1976.
According to ABC Gippsland’s Rachel Lucas, the track “painted a cruel trajectory for teenage girls living in country towns; teenage school drop outs, lonely cashiers and factory workers, with nothing to keep them entertained but vanity and promiscuity.”
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girls_in_our_Town
This song is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 70s
Also enjoy: The Newcastle Song by Bob Hudson. There’s also a bonus clip of Rak Off, Normie! by Maureen Elkner
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