Thin Lizzy : The Boys Are Back In Town
Perhaps the greatest single from the Summer of '76, Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town" is one of those rare songs that celebrates guys hanging out together. I suppose "Y.M.C.A." does that too, but this is different. It's about the friendship of some wide-eyed boys coming home and looking for some good times. Again, I hear you're saying "Y.M.C.A" does that too. So I'll just say, like "Y.M.C.A", this is a tune I crank up with my 11 year old son when we're driving through town on a Summer afternoon, hoping to get a swim in ...at the Y.M.C.A.
In any case "The Boys Are Back in Town" was ranked the top single of 1976 in an NME readers poll.