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Kent’s Songs A-Z – (The) Only Girl in Town

This week’s song is The Only Girl in Town. Listen to the MP3:

I co-wrote this one with my friend Bob Clay. When I started writing the song, the idea was to title the song “The Only Girl in Town” (which, of course, we did) but use the emphasized not in the chorus to mean that the singer had moved on to other girls. I thought the “moved on” part would be an interesting surprise after the listener wrongly concluded that the singer was still hung up on the girl based on the title. By the time we finished, the song flipped back the other way.

I think Bob did an excellent job with the melody. This version is by Garrick Alden, a performer out of Washington DC. In our demo version, Bob sang the song and did an excellent job. The demo version is a little rougher sounding, but in a good way that really works on this song (much like it did on Mary Goes Around, which Bob also sings).

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  • Kent Newsome

  • About

    Kent Newsome (BMI) is a recorded songwriter who has been writing songs for over thirty years. He writes traditional country, alt. country, rock and blues. He has written songs on commercial recordings throughout the United States and Europe.

    If you're looking for songs for your next recording project, please browse our large selection of online, fully produced demos. We have a hit song for your next record.

    This is Kent's music publishing and song demos site. Check out Newsome.Org, his popular tech, music and life blog here.

  • History

    Err Bear Music, Inc. (BMI) (in this case Err rhymes with her) is a publishing company Kent Newsome formed in 1977, when his first song was recorded. Err Bear Music continues to administer the majority of Kent's catalog. If you're looking for some great songs for your next recording project, listen you our full length online demos via the Song Index pages above, or request a demo MP3. We'll send you some great songs for your next record.

    All songs Copyright by the writer or writers set forth thereon.

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