People either forget, or aren’t actually aware of Thin Lizzy’s success as a major pop charting act. In a career that spanned the ‘70’s, ‘80’s and ‘90’s, they were one of the first pop/rock crossover bands that featured regularly in the charts but still retained a totally credible hard-rock reputation, long before bands such as Guns ‘n’ Roses and Bon Jovi. Below are the singles, their year of release and chart position, starting with the highest:
Single (release year) Chart Position
Out In The Fields (1985) 5
Whiskey In The Jar (1972-73) 6
The Boys Are Back In Town (1976) 8
Waiting For An Alibi (1979) 9
Parisienne Walkways (1979) 10
Killer On The Loose (1980) 10
Don't Believe A Word (1976) 12
Do Anything You Want To (1979) 14
Dancin' In The Moonlight (1977) 14
Killers Live E.P. (1981) 19
Rosalie / Cowgirls' Song (1978) 20
Chinatown (1980) 21
Sarah (1979) 24
Cold Sweat (1983) 27
Jailbreak (1976) 31
Dedication (1991) 35
Thunder And Lightning (1983) 39
Trouble Boys (1981) 53
Hollywood (1982) 53
The Sun Goes Down (1983) 52
Other tracks performed:
The Rocker, Bad Reputation, Southbound, Warrior, Emerald, Suicide, Are You Ready, Me & The Boys, Black Rose, Got To Give It Up, Borderline, Johnny The Fox, Got To Give A Little Love, Wild One, Dear Miss Lonely Hearts, Massacre, Still In Love With You, Opium Trail, Holy War, Genocide, Angel of Death, Fight or Fall, Angel From The Coast, Johnny, Renegade / Hollywood medley
"Limehouse Lizzy's Wayne Ellis - an uncanny ringer for Phil Lynott..."
The Guardian - October 2007
"entertainment for more than a decade...fantastic live music"
Arena BBC2 - October 2007
"if you're sceptical about tribute acts, you won't be after seeing Limehouse Lizzy"
Radio Times - October 2007
"...Limehouse Lizzy do sell out 95% of their shows. This has nothing to do with the BBC...it is the popularity of the band"
The Limelight Club (Venue for BBC2 Arena's "Into the Limelight") - October 2007
"Phil would have approved"
Scott Gorham - Thin Lizzy guitarist
"God, how do you follow that?"
Philomena Lynott - mother of Phil Lynott
"Limehouse Lizzy - the best tribute band in the world!"
"This act looks like one that will last a long time"
News Of The World
"Limehouse do exactly what's required of them...the actual performance is pretty well flawless...are you ready? Bloody right!"
Making Music magazine
"Gig of the week"
"This is simply the best tribute band I have ever seen."
"Ellis's voice is very close to Lynotts's, short of a time machine, they're the best way to hear 'Jailbreak'... "
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