Petula Clark shocked that Downtown played before Nashville bombing

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Singer Petula Clark has expressed shock and disbelief that her 1964 hit Downtown was aired just minutes before a bomb detonated in Nashville on Christmas morning.

"I was told that the music in the background of that strange announcement – was me – singing 'Downtown'! Of all the thousands of songs – why this one?" Clark wrote in a Facebook post.

Clark said she loved Nashville and wished she could give everyone in the city a hug.

The explosion took place in the heart of Nashville's historic city centre.

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10 year old Petula Clark signs autographs for members of the British forces during World War II. (Photo by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
NON SPECIFIE - NON DATE: La chanteuse britannique Petula Clark sur scene. (Photo by STILLS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NON SPECIFIE - NON DATE: La chanteuse britannique Petula Clark. (Photo by STILLS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Michel Legrand et Petula Clark dans une émission de télévision en septembre 1977 à Montréal, Canada. (Photo by Michel PONOMAREFF/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Kino. Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark Durch Zufall lernt Arthur Chipping (Peter O'Toole) bei einem Konzert die Sängerin Katherine Bridges (Petula Clark) kennen. Als er sie kurz darauf während seiner Ferien in Italien wiedertrifft, verliebt er sich und heiratet sie schließlich, 1968. (Photo by FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Getty Images)
1948: British pop singer Petula Clark strumming her guitar. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
1946: British child actress Petula Clark, centre, with David Lees and Ann Wilton in a scene from the film 'Trouble At Townsend', directed by Farrel Catling. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: Photo of Petula CLARK; Event: 1954., Artist: Petula Clark (Photo by Cummings Archives/Redferns)
FRANCE - CIRCA 1960: Petula Clark, British singer. Paris, Olympia, November 1960. (Photo by Roger Viollet via Getty Images/Roger Viollet via Getty Images)
FRANCE - CIRCA 1960: Petula Clark, British singer. Paris, Olympia, November 1960. (Photo by Roger Viollet via Getty Images/Roger Viollet via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) British singer Petula Clark, (b. 1932), known for such pop hits as To Sir With Love and "Don't Sleep In The Subway," photographed in a flowery bower near a country house, ca. early 1960s. (Photo by Bettmann via Getty Images)
Petula Clark, posed, backstage in dressing room, 1960. (Photo by Harry Hammond/V&A Images/Getty Images)
English actress and singer Petula Clark eating a baguette at a Lyons teahouse in Paris, France, 19th November 1960. (Photo by Michael Hardy/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
British singer Petula Clark pictured with her newborn baby daughter on 24th May 1963. (Photo by Stan Meagher/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Petula Clark marries Claude Wolff st St Peter's Church in Lodsworth, Sussex. It was their second wedding, after a civil ceremony in France, 25th June 1961. (Photo by Staff/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1965: 1965, California, Los Angeles, Petula Clark. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Petula Clark gets a golden disc for 'Downtown', her record which sold a million copies, 1st March 1965. (Photo by Tom King/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
3rd May 1965: Singer Petula Clark at the piano working on the score of a song. (Photo by Reg Lancaster/Express/Getty Images)
Unspecified: (L-R) Petula Clark, Val Doonican appearing in the Walt Disney Television via Getty Images tv series 'The Val Doonican Show'. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)
Petula Clark and husband Claude Wolff at Embankment Gardens, Victoria. She is in London to open in the Savoy Caberet Show, 6th June 1966. (Photo by Bela Zola/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
LONDON: Petula Clark performs on a TV show in London c.1967. Image is part of David Redfern Premium Collection. (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)
PETULA -- Aired 04/09/1968 -- Pictured: (l-r) Singer/actress Petula Clark (Photo by NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) London: Queen Elizabeth II, wearing sleeveless pale blue gown, shakes hands with British born singer Petula Clark at premiere of Goodbye, Mr. Chips, in which Miss Clark stars, at the Empire Cinema, Leicester Square, London. The Queen was accompanied by Admiral of the Fleet Ear Montbatten. The performance was a benefit for the Save the Children Fund, of which he Queen is patron.
UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: Photo of Petula CLARK (Photo by David Warner Ellis/Redferns)
Unspecified - 1970: (L-R) David Frost interviewing Petula Clark on the Walt Disney Television via Getty Images tv special 'Petula'. (Photo by Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)
English singer and actress Petula Clark performs on a BBC television show at Television Centre in London in 1972. (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)
(Eingeschränkte Rechte für bestimmte redaktionelle Kunden in Deutschland. Limited rights for specific editorial clients in Germany.) Costa Cordali and Petula Clark, singer - on stage at "Petula Clark Show", German TV, ZDF (Photo by ARTCO-Berlin/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
SASCHA DISTEL und PETULA CLARK in einer deutschen Fernsehsendung (circa 1977). (Photo by kpa/United Archives via Getty Images)
English singer Petula Clark performing a Valentine's Day Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London, 14th February 1974. The performance was later broadcast by BBC 2, and released by Polydor as the album, 'Petula Clark Live In London'. (Photo by Tony Russell/Redferns/Getty Images)
The Muppet Show, Fernsehserie, USA/Großbritannien 1976 - 1981, Comedyshow mit Puppe Rowlf und Gaststar Petula Clark
Petula Clark en concert live lors de 'Rendez-vous avec les Stars' le 15 novembre 2014 à l'Aréna de Genèves, Suisse. (Photo by Lionel FLUSIN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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The blast killed the bomber, injured several people and damaged dozens of buildings.

The RV blared a warning that a bomb would detonate in 15 minutes then switched to a recording of Downtown before the blast.

"(Millions) of people all over the world have been uplifted by this joyful song," Clark wrote.

"Perhaps you can read something else into these words – depending on your state of mind. It's possible."

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