The Clash - Hitsville UK

Hitsville UK 4:22 The Clash

Produced by The Clash

Joe Strummer: Guitars, Vocals
Mick Jones: Lead Vocals, Guitars
Paul Simonon: Bass, Vocals
Topper Headon: Drums, Vocals

Ellen Foley: Vocals

Ellen sang lead vocals along with her then boyfriend Mick Jones on this track from the Clash’s abitious 1980’s album Sandinista!. It was released as a single in 1981.

Hitsville UK

They cried the tears, they shed the fears up and down the land
They stole guitars or used guitars so the tape would understand
Without even the slightest hope of a 1000 sales
Just as if, as if there was, a Hitsville in U.K.
I know the boy was all alone, til the Hitsville hit U.K.

Remember:
They say true talent will allways emerge in time
When lightening hits small wonder its fast rough factory trade
No expense accounts, or lunch discounts or hypeing up the charts
The band went in, ‘n knocked ‘em dead, in 2 min. 59
I know the boy was all alone, til the Hitsville hit U.K.

No slimy deals, with smarmy eels – in Hitsville U.K.
Let’s shaken say, well operate – in Hitsville U.K.
I know the boy was all alone, til the Hitsville hit U.K.

The mutants, creeps and musclemen are shaking like a leaf
It blows a hole in the radio when it hasnt sounded good all week
A miken boom, in your living room – in Hitsville U.K.
No consumer trials, or A.O.R., in Hitsville U.K.
I know the boy was all alone, til the Hitsville hit U.K.

Now the boys and girls are not alone, now the Hitsvilles hit U.K.
I know the boys and girls are not alone, now the Hitsvilles hit U.K.
I know the boys and girls are not alone, now the Hitsvilles hit U.K.
I know the boys and girls are not alone, now the Hitsvilles hit U.K. …