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Detroit City – Tom Jones

Tom Jones took this track into the UK top 10 for one week in 1967.

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Fifty years ago this week, Detroit City by Tom Jones entered the UK top 10 at its highest position of number 8, having entered the top 40 four weeks previously at number 38. After just one week in the top 10, the song slipped into the lower top 40 for the final four weeks of its chart life.

Detroit City was released on the Decca record label and was the third of twenty top 10 hits for Tom Jones in the UK. It was included on the album Green, green grass of home, which reached number 3 in the UK albums chart later in 1967.

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UK singles chart for the week ending 18 March 1967

  1. Release meEngelbert Humperdinck

  2. Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields foreverBeatles

  3. This is my songPetula Clark

  4. On a carouselHollies

  5. EdelweissVince Hill

  6. Georgy girlSeekers

  7. There’s a kind of hushHerman’s Hermits

  8. Detroit CityTom Jones

  9. Here comes my babyTremeloes

  10. Snoopy vs the Red BaronRoyal Guardsmen

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