Petula Clark "Don't Sleep In The Subway" Single (1967)
Details: Four-track single for "Don't Sleep In The Subway," released on Disques Vogue in 1967. Record has a scuff on side B. Light pops and clicks, does not affect play-through, still sounds very warm/lovely. Fun cover!
Description: "In the lyrics, the narrator advises her sweetheart against storming out after an argument due to his "foolish pride". If he does, he will "sleep in the subway" or "stand in the pouring rain" merely to prove his point. Although in Scotland there has long existed the Glasgow Subway metro line, in England, the term "subway" refers to a pedestrian underpass rather than to an underground transit system. Hatch employed the term in the North American sense. According to the song's co-writer, Jackie Trent the title lyric was suggested by the 1961–62 Broadway musical Subways Are for Sleeping.
'Don't Sleep in the Subway' peaked at #5 on the US charts in July 1967, becoming Clark's final US Top Ten single and was also, for three consecutive weeks, the second of her two #1 hits on the Billboard Easy Listening chart, following the 1966 release of 'I Couldn't Live Without Your Love'."
Grade: VG+ (Record/Sleeve)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1. Don't Sleep In The Subway
A2. Softly Here Comes The Morning
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. On The Path Of Glory