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 was propelled to #5[1] in its first full week of release, becoming the band's highest charting in their career as well as their first UK Top 5 entry and their third Top 10 single. "Country Girl" was released to American radio on July 25, 2006.[2]

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]


  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)


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.


Chart (2006) Peak
Irish Singles Chart 18
UK Singles Chart [1] 5


  1. ^ a b "Chart Stats - Primal Scream". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  2. ^ "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Archived from the original on March 22, 2013. Retrieved October 31, 2016. 

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