17: Georgy Girl – The Seekers

NeilTop 30 - Girls Names

Entered Top 40s: 1 February 1967
Entry Point: 34
Highest Chart: 2
Weeks In: 20
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Arguably the most “Melbourne” video clip ever produced, The Seekers performed in front of well over 200,000 people at the Myer Music Bowl on a warm March afternoon.

But away from the excitement of this event, this song was just one of the many hits they had, predominantly in the UK where they were based for a number of years. It was also the theme to a movie, also called Georgy Girl that starred Lynn Redgrave amongst others. Like many other Seekers songs, Georgy Girl was written by Tom Springfield (Dusty’s brother) and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Song in a Movie.

It may surprise you to see this song so far down the Countdown – its position means that there are 16 songs containing girls names that I like more! Stick around throughout the month to find out what they are.