Birmingham (Amanda Marshall song)

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Single by Amanda Marshall
from the album Amanda Marshall
Released January 1996 (1996-01)
Format CD single
Genre Pop
Length 5:21
Label Sony Music/Epic
Songwriter(s) David Tyson
Gerald O'Brien
Dean McTaggart
Producer(s) David Tyson
Amanda Marshall singles chronology
"Let It Rain"
"Fall from Grace"

"Birmingham" is a song by Canadian pop-rock artist Amanda Marshall. It was released in January 1996 as the second single from her self-titled debut album. The song is her most successful single in Canada, reaching number 3, and her only song to reach the United States Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 43.


The song tells of a woman who is the victim of domestic violence at the hands of her husband, Virgil Spencer, while the two resided in the city of Birmingham, Alabama. She plans to leave both Virgil and Birmingham behind. Around three o'clock one morning while Virgil is passed out from a bottle of Jim Beam, she drives away.

Track listing[edit]

CD Maxi
  1. "Birmingham" (Radio Edit) - 4:09
  2. "Beautiful Goodbye" (Live At The Spectrum) - 5:51
  3. "Promises" - 5:22


Chart (1996) Peak
Canada Adult Contemporary (RPM) 6
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 3
US Billboard Adult Top 40[1] 14
US Billboard Hot 100[1] 43
US Billboard Top 40 Mainstream[1] 22


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