Midnight Girl/Sunset Town

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"Midnight Girl/Sunset Town"
Single by Sweethearts of the Rodeo
from the album Sweethearts of the Rodeo
B-side "I Can't Resist"
Released November 29, 1986
Format 7" single
Genre Country
Length 3:07
Label Columbia
Songwriter(s) Don Schlitz
Producer(s) Steve Buckingham
Sweethearts of the Rodeo singles chronology
"Since I Found You"
"Midnight Girl/Sunset Town"
"Chains of Gold"

"Midnight Girl/Sunset Town" is a song written by Don Schlitz, and recorded by American country music duo Sweethearts of the Rodeo. It was released in November 1986 as the third single from the album Sweethearts of the Rodeo. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]


The song is about a young woman who is a native of a small, rural town somewhere in middle America, with conservative values. Having gained a taste of the nightlife, the woman has grown restless and weary of her small-town roots and desires to leave her upbringing behind. During the song, she -- as part of the "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" prayer -- prays that she will one day be able to relocate to the big city.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986–1987) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 4
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 6


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 341. 
  2. ^ "Sweethearts of the Rodeo – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Sweethearts of the Rodeo.