There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis

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"There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis"
Single by Kirsty MacColl
from the album Desperate Character
A-side There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis
B-side Hard To Believe
There's a Guy... (country version)
Released May 1981
Format 7" Vinyl
Genre Country pop
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Kirsty MacColl/Phillip Rambow[1]
Producer(s) Barry Farmer
Kirsty MacColl singles chronology
"Keep Your Hands Off My Baby"
(1981)
"There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis"
(1981)
"See That Girl"
(1981)

"There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis" was Kirsty MacColl's first hit single, charting in the UK at #14 in 1981, and remaining in the charts for nine weeks.[2] It reached #9 in the Irish charts. A promotional version was released in the USA which referenced a truck stop as opposed to the very British chip shop, but this was only available to DJs and did not get a full release.

Norwegian singer Elisabeth Andreasson covered the song on her 1981 country album Angel of the Morning, with lyrics in Swedish by Hasse Olsson as "Killen ner' på Konsum svär att han är Elvis" ("The guy down Konsum" swears he's Elvis).[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis" (K. MacColl / P. Rambow)
  2. "Hard to Believe" (K. MacColl)
  3. "There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis (country version)" (K. MacColl / P. Rambow)

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