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"Green Girl" by John Romano First Green Song to Hit Radio Charts

By (BI) Susanna Daniel

Los Angeles, CA -- John Romano’s latest release “Green Girl” has broken onto to the American adult contemporary radio charts.

“Green Girl” is the follow up to Mr. Romano’s 2005 remake of John Lennon’s “Happy Christmas (War is Over)”.

Romano is part of new breed of green artists, many of whom or shunning CD’s altogether in favor of digital downloads only.

The song written four years ago had a different meaning at first. “Originally the song was about a pretty girl I saw in Berkeley California buying bagels” Romano said.

As the environment has taken center stage the last few years the songs meaning morphed. Romano said, “I really believe in the green movement, I’m not talking about sabotaging SUVs, but cars running on corn oil is a fantastic development and in my opinion environment friendly and reusable fuels are the world’s only option moving forward.

Recorded by David La Chance at the Farmhouse Los Angeles, the song’s catchy hook evokes hints of Lou Reed’s lighter work. Being compared to Lou Reed is a statement Romano has grown used to. “I never heard Lou Reed outside of ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ and ‘Sweet Jane’ until I was told about fifty times how much I evoke him in my singing. Over time I’ve become a Lou Reed fan and consider the comparison an honor.”

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