|Single by Steve Miller Band|
|from the album Book of Dreams|
|Genre||Blues rock, rock and roll|
|Songwriter(s)||Steve Miller, C. McCarty|
|Steve Miller Band singles chronology|
"Swingtown" reached No. 17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and spent two weeks at No. 13 on the Cash Box Hot 100. It also peaked at No. 13 on the Canadian pop chart.
Use in mediaEdit
In late 1978 and 1979, Ford used an edit from the instrumental sections of the song in its television ads for the '79 Ford Mustang.
"Swingtown" appears in the soundtrack of the film "My Girl 2".
Inspiration for Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train"Edit
Guitarist Greg Leon, who initially took Randy Rhoads' place in Quiet Riot, claims that the iconic verse riff to Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" came about when he and Rhoads were messing around with "Swingtown". “We were hanging out, and I showed him the riff to Steve Miller’s "Swingtown". I said: "Look what happens when you speed this riff up". We messed around, and the next thing I know he took it to a whole other level and end up writing the "Crazy Train" riff.”
- Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-1990 - ISBN 0-89820-089-X
- "Top 200 Singles of '77 – Volume 28, No. 11, December 31 1977". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
- Whitburn, Joel (1999). Pop Annual. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-142-X.
- Mick Wall (1 February 2012). "Randy Rhoads: The Guitarist Who Changed The World". Classic Rock.
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