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London songs playlist

Discussion in 'music' started by Colonel_Mad, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Colonel_Mad

    Colonel_Mad pfm Member

    I'm putting together a playlist of songs about our wonderful capital city. Mainly songs about the city and the lives of people who live in it rather than those that simply name-check the city, its borough's or landmarks. So far I've come up with the following from a quick trawl through my mp3 player. I'd love to find some other gems that are new to me of a similar ilk.

    We are London - Madness
    Primrose Hill - Loudon Wainwright III
    Up the Junction - Squeeze
    Down in the Tube Station at Midnight - The Jam
    Missing You - Christy Moore
    Cockney Translation - Smiley Culture
    Mile End - Pulp
    Bar Italia - Pulp
    The Old Main Drag - The Pogues
    Transmetropolitan - The Pogues
    NW3 - The Pogues
    London You're a Lady - The Pogues
    London is the Place for Me - Lord Kitchener
    Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
    Come Back to Camden - Morrissey
    Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
    West End Girls - The Pet Shop Boys
    My Old Man - Ian Dury
    God Created Brixton - Carter USM
    London - The Smiths
    Wild West End - Dire Straits
  2. zarniwoop

    zarniwoop hoopy frood

    London Calling - The Clash
  3. Bluedroog

    Bluedroog pfm Member

    Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Willesden to Cricklewood
  4. zarniwoop

    zarniwoop hoopy frood

    Mountains of Mourne - Irish folk song
  5. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

  6. boneman

    boneman pfm Member

    "A Foggy Day" - My favourite version sung by Billie Holiday
  7. boneman

    boneman pfm Member

    "Down to London" - Joe Jackson
  8. ciderglider

    ciderglider pfm Member

    Get Outta London - Aztec Camera
  9. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    I Don't Want to go to Chelsea - Elvis C
    Itchycoo Park - Faces
    Parklife - Blur
  10. zarniwoop

    zarniwoop hoopy frood

    The Lambeth Walk
  11. zarniwoop

    zarniwoop hoopy frood

    Journeyman - Jethro Tull
  12. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Towers Of London - XTC

    Sights And Sounds Of Old London Town - Richard Thompson
  13. misterc6

    misterc6 Wasted and wounded, it ain’t what the moon did

    Taking a different tack we have these bawdy songs by Paddy Roberts:

    Ballad of Bethnal Green
    Down in Drury Lane

    and, unless it's actually Essex:

    The Belle of Barking Creek
  14. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Guns Of Brixton - The Clash
    A-Bomb In Wardour Street - The Jam
    Denmark Street - The Kinks
  15. zarniwoop

    zarniwoop hoopy frood

    Baker St Muse - Jethro Tull
  16. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

  17. dolfan

    dolfan pfm Member

    Life in the city by After The Fire- about the loneliness of city life- the guys were London based
  18. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    Intaferon - Get Out of London
    Giorgio - London Traffic
    Republica - From the Rush Hour With Love
    Blur - Under the Westway
    Blur - London Loves
    Sky - Westway
    Baby Ford - Westway
    Blur - London Loves
    Tangerine Dream - Hyde Park
    Tangerine Dream - London
    Joni Mitchell - Chelsea Morning (OK, probably not London...)
    John Martyn - London Conversation
    John & Beverley Martyn - Primrose Hill
    Pete Townshend - White City Fighting
    Squarepusher - UFOs Over Leytonstone
    John Dankworth - Beefeaters
    Jean-Michel Jarre - London Kid
  19. thejoker

    thejoker pfm Member

    Hersham boys - sham 69
  20. thejoker

    thejoker pfm Member

    Baker street?

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