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Performer: Petula Clark
Genre: Pop
Title: Downtown
Country: UK
Released: 1965
Style: Vocal, Ballad
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WMA version ZIP size: 1278 mb
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Downtown" is a song composed by Tony Hatch which, as recorded by Petula Clark in 1964, became an international hit, reaching number one in Billboard Hot 100 and number two in UK Singles Chart. Hatch received the 1981 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. The song has been covered by many singers, including Dolly Parton, Emma Bunton and The Saw Doctors.

Downtown is an album by Petula Clark (her first album licensed to Warner Brothers Records) following the success of her single of the same title. The album's tracks were all produced, arranged and conducted by Tony Hatch and were recorded at the Pye Studios in Marble Arch with the session personnel including drummer Bobby Graham, guitarist Big Jim Sullivan and the Breakaways vocal group; the "Downtown" track included guitarists Vic Flick and Jimmy Page in addition to Sullivan. Downtown entered the Billboard 200 on 13 February 1965 for a 36 weeks chart run with a peak. Despite Clark's subsequent album releases being more focused on the hit sound Hatch had devised for Clark with the "Downtown" single, the Downtown album would remain Clark's most successful US album release.

Sometimes success can create its own crisis, and the number-one chart placement of "Downtown" in late 1964 was one of those times for Petula Clark and the record labels to which she was signed. Faced with a number-one hit on either side of the Atlantic, Pye Records in England and Warner Bros. in America, both needed an album to take advantage of the mega-hit, and the result was the Downtown LP, a quickly assembled collection of recent singles coupled with the title track and a handful of additions

Downtown ‎(LP, Album, Mono). Down Town (Dans Le Temps) ‎(LP, Album, Mono). Downtown ‎(LP, Album, Mono).

Does Petula envision a specific downtown when she performs this song? Here's what she told us: "It's usually a general image of the sense of getting out and seeing something else. When his boss references the song, George and Jerry try to decipher the lyrics for clues. More songs from Petula Clark.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 True Love Never Runs Smooth
Songwriter – Bacharach*, David*
A2 Baby It's Me
Songwriter – Mark Anthony*
A3 Now That You've Gone
Songwriter – Ballay*, Newell*, Clark*
A4 Tell Me (That It's Love)
Songwriter – Clark*, Bernet*, Hatch*
A5 Crying Through A Sleepless Night
Songwriter – Mark Anthony*
A6 In Love
Songwriter – Lester*, Fuqua*
B1 Music
Songwriter – Tony Hatch
B2 Be Good To Me
Songwriter – Petula Clark, Tony Hatch
B3 This Is Goodbye
Songwriter – Aber*, Clark*, Hatch*
B4 Let Me Tell You
Songwriter – Mark Anthony*
B5 You Belong To Me
Songwriter – Price*, King*, Stewart*
B6 Downtown
Songwriter – Tony Hatch


  • Producer – Tony Hatch


One of three mono releases with a gold label. This edition does not feature the words "An Original Vogue Recording" on either side of the label.

If your copy has this text on both sides, see Petula Clark - Downtown. If your copy has this text on side 2 only, see Petula Clark - Downtown.

The letters "GAM" are printed in the lower left-hand corner of the back cover. "Made in U.S.A." appears in the bottom right-hand side.

Title of Track B4 is "Let Me Tell You" on the back cover, and "Let Me Tell You Baby" on the label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 1, etched): ◦ 8993-W-1590-1B A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 2, etched): ◦ 8994-W-1590-1A B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
NPL 18114 Petula Clark Downtown ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Pye Records NPL 18114 UK 1965
WSTX 1590 Petula Clark Downtown ‎(Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album) Warner Bros. Records WSTX 1590 US 1965
W 1590 Petula Clark Downtown ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Warner Bros. Records W 1590 US 1965
LD 666-30 Petula Clark Down Town (Dans Le Temps) ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Disques Vogue LD 666-30 France Unknown
W 1590 Petula Clark Downtown ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Warner Bros. Records W 1590 US 1965