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‘Ghost Town’ by Cheap Trick – Classic Hit or Miss

“Ghost Town” is a single by American rock band Cheap Trick, released as the third single from their 1988 album Lap of Luxury. The song was written by American songwriter Diane Warren and Rick Nielsen.The b-side “Wrong Side of Love” was featured on the same album, written by Rick Nielsen and American songwriter/musician Todd Cerney.The single’s cover followed a similar theme to the cover for the previous single “Don’t Be Cruel”.Considered as the band’s comeback album following the commercial failure of the 1986 album The Doctor, Lap of Luxury spawned three top 40 hit singles and one minor hit single. “The Flame” topped the American Billboard Hot 100 whilst a cover of Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Be Cruel” peaked at #4. “Ghost Town” continued the commercial success, peaking at #33 during a 14-week chart run. The song also entered the American Mainstream Rock chart where it peaked at #32.

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