Hit Single ‘GIRLS TALK’ Written By ELVIS COSTELLO And Performed By DAVE EDMUNDS Released 40 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

25 May 2019

ELVIS COSTELLO gave “in a moment of drunken bravado‘ an early version of a song
he wrote, called GIRLS TALK, to DAVE EDMUNDS who reworked it and released it
as single today 40 years ago, on 25 May 1979. It became a hit in the UK peaking at
#4 on the Singles Chart.

Sometimes it looks rather easy how a song becomes, out of the blue, a commercial triumph. Costello himself issued his own version of the song as a B-side to his cover
of I Can’t Stand For Falling Down. Now, let the girls talk…