“Took the Last Train” is a single released by David Gates, lead singer of the group Bread, in 1978 following the premiere of the hit movie The Goodbye Girl, and as a follow-up to the title track hit song from the album of the same name.
The song contains French lyrics, which are then followed by the translation in English. The ‘last train’ goes to St-Tropez, a town on the French Riviera.
“Took the Last Train” reached number 30 in the U.S., on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Cash Box Top 100. It peaked at number 7 for three weeks on the Adult Contemporary chart. The song was similarly successful in Canada.
Goodbye Girl is the third solo album by David Gates of Bread. The song “Goodbye Girl” was also used in the movie of the same name. “Took the Last Train” was released as a follow-up single, which also became a U.S. and Canadian Top 40 hit. Only tracks 1-4, 6 and 7 are new material; […]