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Ghost Town

Ghost Town
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NameGhost Town
ArtistThe Specials
B-side"Why?"; "Friday Night, Saturday Morning"
Released12 June 1981
RecordedWoodbine Studios
Label2 Tone CHS TT17
SongwriterJerry Dammers
ProducerJohn Collins

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"Ghost Town" is the title of a 1981 song by the British ska band, The Specials. The song spent three weeks at number one and ten weeks in the top 40 of the UK Singles Chart. Addressing themes of urban decay, deindustrialisation, unemployment and violence in inner cities, the song is remembered for being a hit at the same time as riots were occurring in British cities. As such, it is remembered as a major piece of popular social commentary.

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