"Old Town" is a song released by Thin Lizzy frontman Philip Lynott from his 1982 self-titled solo album, The Philip Lynott Album. The song was written about the breakup of two lovers, and contains a striking piano solo by Darren Wharton. In the music video, Lynott can be seen on the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin.
"Old Town" was the first record to be officially played on Irish legal Independent Radio. It was also the first song played by Dublin's Capital Radio 104.4 (now known as FM104) on its launch day (20 July 1989).
The Corrs covered "Old Town" on their 1999 appearance on MTV's Unplugged series, and again with a studio recording for their 2005 album Home.
The live version was released as a single, titled "Old Town (This Boy Is Cracking Up)" in 2000 in Singapore, Belgium and the Netherlands. In 2005 the studio recording was released as a double A-side with "Heart Like a Wheel".
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