Ghost Town

Ghost Town by The Specials was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, July 11, 1981 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. The song was written just as three band members - Neville Staples, Lynval Golding and Terry Hall - were leaving The Specials to form Fun Boy Three. According to Dammers, the song was inspired by the band's split. Many in the UK could relate. Coventry was a thriving industrial town in 1960s, but fell on hard times in the 1980s. "Ghost Town" caught the mood of Summer 1981 as levels of civil unrest not seen in a generation hit the UK.

Ghost Town FAQs

Who sang Ghost Town?

Ghost Town was performed by The Specials

What year did Ghost Town get to the UK number 1 spot?

Ghost Town first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, July 11, 1981

How long was Ghost Town at number 1 in the UK?

Ghost Town spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.