Friday, September 2, 2011

Thin Lizzy: Jailbreak

For this Friday’s flipside, I am including a song from the late Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy – “Jailbreak.” Not only was this the title of their 1976 LP, it was the flip of their hit single “The Boys are Back in Town.”

While it was a flipside, it got enough airplay on album radio stations that it became their second best known song in the US.

The A-side, “The Boys are Back in Town,” charted at #12 in the US, at #8 in the UK and Canada, and it was a number 1 record in their native Ireland. While “Jailbreak” was an A-side on a separate single in the UK where it peaked at #31, it did not garner its own single release in the US.

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