(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea

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"(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea"
Single by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
from the album This Year's Model
B-side "You Belong to Me"
Released 1978 (1978)
Length 3:06
Label Radar
Writer(s) Elvis Costello
Producer(s) Nick Lowe
Elvis Costello singles chronology
"Watching the Detectives"
"(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea"
"Pump It Up"

"(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea" is a 1978 song by Elvis Costello. Released as a single from his album This Year's Model, it reached No. 16 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] In his album notes for Girls Girls Girls, Costello wrote that the song "[m]ight have been just a poor relation to 'All of the Day (and All of the Night)', 'I Can't Explain' or even 'Clash City Rockers' had it not been for Bruce Thomas' great bassline. Meanwhile I was trying to fit in this lick from an old Pioneers record, though which one I can't recall."[2]


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 122/3.
  2. ^ Costello, Elvis (1989). Girls Girls Girls [CD booklet]. Brentford: Demon Records.

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