22: Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy

NeilTop 30 - One Hit Wonders

Entered Charts: 15 November 1978
Entry Point: 40
Highest Chart: 1
Weeks In: 1
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You might be really surprised to see Thin Lizzy pop up in a one-hit wonder countdown but that’s not the most remarkable thing about this song from a chart perspective – this song was Thin Lizzy’s only Australian charting hit AND it only made it to number 40 for one week in 1978.

This song has become a staple of most classic hit stations over the years and so we keep on hearing it. The phrase “the boys are back in town” is also used colloquially and yet, this is a song that only just managed to achieve Top 40 status here in Australia.

A great song with a chart performance in Australia that still surprises me to this day.