Country Girl (Primal Scream song)

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"Country Girl"
Single by Primal Scream
from the album Riot City Blues
Released 22 May 2006
Format Vinyl record (7"), 2 CDs
Recorded 2005
Genre Indie rock, southern rock
Length 4:30
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Martin Duffy, Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes, Gary Mounfield
Producer(s) Youth
Primal Scream singles chronology
"Some Velvet Morning"
"Country Girl"
"Dolls (Sweet Rock and Roll)"

"Country Girl" is a song by the band Primal Scream. It was released as a single on 22 May 2006 and is the first released from the band's eighth album Riot City Blues. After a successful debut on the downloads chart, the single jumped to number five in its first full week of release, becoming the band's highest-charting in the United Kingdom as well as their first UK Top 5 entry and their third Top 10 single. In the band's native Scotland, the song reached number three on the Scottish Singles Chart, becoming their most successful single since "Kowalski" in 1997. Elsewhere, the song reached the Top 20 in Ireland and Sweden and was a modest success in Sweden. "Country Girl" was released to American radio on July 25, 2006.[1]

The song was frequently used by ITV during their coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, alongside the Kasabian cover version of David Bowie's "Heroes" and Valerie by The Zutons. It also features as the theme tune of The Janice Long Review Show.

Track listing[edit]

7" single

  1. "Country Girl"
  2. "Gimme Some Truth" (written by John Lennon)


  1. "Country Girl"
  2. "To Live Is To Fly" (written by Townes Van Zandt)


  1. "Country Girl"
  2. "Stone Ya To The Bone"
  3. "Gimme Some Truth"
  4. "Country Girl" (video)

Music video[edit]

The girl featured in the video (played by Helena Mattsson) is inspired by Baby (played by Sheri Moon) from Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses / The Devil's Rejects. The music video was directed by Jonas Åkerlund.



  1. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Archived from the original on March 22, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Primal Scream: Country Girl" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. ^ "The Irish Charts – Search Results – Country Girl". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  5. ^ " – Primal Scream – Country Girl". Singles Top 100. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  7. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2006" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved 16 July 2018. 

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