Town Without Pity (song)
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"Town Without Pity" is a song written by composer Dimitri Tiomkin and lyricist Ned Washington. The track, produced by Aaron Schroeder, was originally recorded by Gene Pitney for the 1961 film of the same title. In 1962, the song received a Golden Globe award for "Best Motion Picture Song," and was nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Music, Original Song".
Pitney also recorded versions in German (lyrics by Frank Zieboltz), entitled "Bleibe bei mir" ("Stay With Me") and Italian, entitled "Città Spietata". Many artists and bands have recorded cover versions.
|1966||Danny Williams||Only Love|
|1967||Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass||Sounds Like...|
|1978||Ronnie Montrose||Open Fire|
|1980||Paul Warren & Explorer||Takin' Her Back|
|1982||The Nylons||One Size Fits All|
|1987||Mathilde Santing||Out Of This Dream|
|1988||Thin White Rope||Red Sun|
|1989||The Dickies||Second Coming|
|1990||The Stray Cats||Let's Go Faster!|
|1992||Dave Vanian and the Phantom Chords||Town Without Pity (single)|
|1993||Neil Zaza||Thrills & Chills|
|1996||Eddi Reader||Candyfloss and Medicine|
|1996||The Brian Setzer Orchestra||Guitar Slinger|
|1999||Mandy Barnett||A Walk On The Moon (film soundtrack)|
|2001||Snakeman Show||Radio Snakeman Show, Vol. 1|
|2001||The Quiets||Take a flight with The Quiets|
|2003||Zen for Primates||Albatross|
|2004||Los Straitjackets||Play Favorites|
|2006||Richie Cole & The Alto Madness Orchestra||Risë's Rose Garden|
|2007||Vidar Busk & The Voo Doodz||Jookbox Charade|
The song was also sung by John Travolta to Kirstie Alley in the 1989 romantic comedy, Look Who's Talking. The lyrics are referenced by Foetus (James Thirwell) in the song, "Descent into the Inferno." The song was also performed by The Voice finalist Lilli Passero, season 12, episode 21, which aired on May 1, 2017.
On Saturday Night Live, (3/26/77) Laraine Newman plays Indira Gandhi and John Belushi plays her young one, who must vacate the premises after losing the election but not before bursting into “Town Without Pity” (New Delhi).
- Pitney, Gene, Gene Pitney:25 All-Time Greatest Hits, Varese Sarabande, 1999, liner notes
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- "RisÃ«'s Rose Garden: Richie Cole & The Alto Madness Orchestra: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2016-09-26.