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Encyclopedia > The Boys Are Back in Town
"The Boys Are Back in Town"
"The Boys Are Back in Town" cover
Single by Thin Lizzy
from the album Jailbreak
Released 1976
Format CD (originally vinyl)
Genre Rock
Length 4:29
Label Mercury
Writer Phil Lynott
Producer John Alcock

"The Boys Are Back in Town" is a single from the hard rock/proto-metal band Thin Lizzy. The song came out in 1976 on their album Jailbreak. It was honoured with the 499th position among Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. It is also played after most Republic of Ireland football matches. In March 2005, Q magazine placed "The Boys Are Back in Town" at number 38 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. Cover for the album Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy This is an album cover. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. ... This article is about the album by Thin Lizzy. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Philip Parris Lynott (August 20, 1949–January 4, 1986) was an Irish singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of Thin Lizzy. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... There have been several well-known people named John Alcock, including: John Alcock (aviator) John Alcock (bishop) John Alcock (composer) John Alcock (producer) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Proto-metal is a term used to describe music from the late 1960s and early 1970s that helped pioneer the genre of heavy metal. ... Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. ... This article is about the album by Thin Lizzy. ... In 2004, Rolling Stone listed the 500 Greatest Songs of All-Time as polled by musicians, critics, and industry figures. ... Q is a music and entertainment magazinepublished monthly in the United Kingdom. ...

Contents

Charts

Single UK US IRL GER
"The Boys Are Back in Town" (1976) 8 12 1 -

Use in movies, TV, and commercials

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Other uses

  • The song was used on Top Gear when the presenters took over BBC Southern Counties Radio for their afternoon Drive Time Radio Show and played it.
  • The song was used as the introduction to the men's Powerball event on the UK Gladiators.
  • The chorus from the song is played when Luton Town and Oxford United run out at the start of a game.
  • The British rock band Oasis used this song as their stage entry music song in 1995.
  • The song was sung karaoke-style in the pilot of the television show October Road (TV series).
  • The song is used whenever Ryan ten Doeschate comes out to bat for Essex County Cricket Club.
  • According to the book 'Phil Lynot: The Rocker', the melodic guitar lick in the intro and chorus was modeled on a brass riff in the Bruce Springsteen song "Kittys Back."
  • The song is used on the Dublin Radio Station, '98FM' when they advertise for Dublin GAA games.
  • The song was said to be connected to the military school, The Citadel. During the 1970s, cadets from The Citadel frequented two bars which are mentioned in the song: Dino's (Dino's bar and grill) and Big John's (Johnny's Place) The cadets were "dressed to kill" in their sharp uniforms, as the song says, and there were often fights in the bars between the civilian college students from other schools and the cadets, hence the lyrics, "...and if the boys wanna fight you better let 'em." Further, the lyrics state, "now that the boys are back, it won't be long until Summer is back", meaning that the school year will really go by faster, now that the fun guys are back in town for the school year."
  • Sandi Patty as an extra on Pierce's comedy release, "Have I Got a Story for You".

 
 

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