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By sweetsuejustyou in the Style of Petula Clark
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"Downtown" is a pop song recorded by Petula Clark in 1964. It became an international hit, reaching #1 in Billboard Hot 100 and #2 in UK Singles Chart. The composer, Tony Hatch, was inspired to write the song after a trip to New York City in the autumn of 1964. He recounted that he was standing on the corner of 48th St waiting for the traffic lights to change, looking towards Times Square when "the melody first came to me, just as the neon signs went on." The song has also been recorded by Dolly Parton and Emma Bunton. Petula Clark also did non-English versions for the market in France, Germany and Italy. Thank you for listening.