1964: Downtown By Petula Clark

Composed by Tony Hatch. First recorded by Petula Clark. With this song, she became the first female artist from the UK to have a single certified as Gold in the USA (for sales of one million units), reaching No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in that country.

Tony Hatch is an English composer for musical theatre and television. He has written television theme tunes for shows such as Crossroads (1964), Emmerdale Farm (1972), Mr and Mrs (1972) and Neighbours (1985). He launched a new look website in 2016: www.tonyhatch.co.uk.