The Lodgers

"The Lodgers"
Single by The Style Council
from the album Our Favourite Shop
Released 1985
Format 7", 12"
Label Polydor
Writer(s) Paul Weller
The Style Council singles chronology
"Come to Milton Keynes"
"The Lodgers"
"Boy Who Cried Wolf"

"The Lodgers" also known by the full title The Lodgers (Or She Was Only A Shopkeeper's Daughter) is a song by the English band The Style Council which was their eleventh single to be released. It was composed by lead singer Paul Weller, and was released in 1985. It is the third single from the band's second album, Our Favourite Shop (1985). Our Favourite Shop was renamed Internationalists in the United States.

Compilation appearances

As well as the song's single release, it has featured on various compilation albums released by The Style Council. The song was included on The Singular Adventures of The Style Council, The Complete Adventures of The Style Council, and Greatest Hits.

Track listing

  1. "The Lodgers" (Extended Mix) - 4:56
  2. "The Big Boss Groove" (Live) - 4:10
  3. "Move on Up" (Live) - 2:35
  4. "You're the Best Thing" (Live) - 4:58
  5. Money-Go-Round-Medley (Live): "Money-Go-Round"/"Soul Deep"/"Strength of Your Nature" - 6:31
  1. "The Lodgers" - 3:34
  2. "The Big Boss Groove - Live" - 4:10
  3. "You're the Best Thing" - 4:58


Chart (1985) Peak
New Zealand Singles Chart[1] 47
UK Singles Chart[2] 13


  1. Steffen Hung. "New Zealand charts portal". Retrieved 2012-04-19.
  2. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 537. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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