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New video shows moment of Nashville explosion 02:09 (CNN)In the tense moments before an RV exploded in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning, it broadcast a warning on a loudspeaker that a bomb was about to blow up and urged people to evacuate. Confusingly, the parked vehicle also broadcast a song — Petula Clark’s 1964 cheerful hit “Downtown ,” about how the bustle of a city can cure a lonely person’s blues. When you’re alone and life is making you lonely You can always go downtown When you’ve got worries, all the noise and the hurry Seems to help, I know, downtown It sounds like something from a thriller — the cheery, discordant tune playing over the creepy scene that portends bad things ahead (see “Stuck in the Middle with You” from “Reservoir Dogs,” “Hip to be Square” from “American Psycho” and many others). Seconds later, the blast ripped through a downtown Nashville block, injuring at least eight people and damaging more than 40 buildings. “Downtown,” a No. 1 hit and Clark’s signature song, was inspired by the lights of New York and not the attractions of downtown Nashville, whose streets and honky-tonks are packed with tourists and revelers most nights. British songwriter Tony Hatch said the melody came to him on his first trip to New York, when he gazed up at the lights of Times Square. The tune, which climbed the charts during the 1964 Christmas season, celebrates the buzz of urban nightlife everywhere: neon lights, crowded sidewalks, […]