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Started by Catspyjamas17 on May 15, 2019 12:46:48 PM
Thread for songs whose titles or lyrics contain reference to ACTUAL places

To differentiate from the downbuzz thread which is for strictly for MADE UP places ONLY

So: Warwick Avenue by Duffy

Moschops - 15 May 2019 13:27:18 (#13 of 78)

Baker St featuring Bob Holness

FleurDuMal - 15 May 2019 13:28:14 (#14 of 78)

Lindisfarne, Fog on the Tyne.

RosyLovelady - 15 May 2019 13:29:23 (#15 of 78)

#13

He always modestly denied that one. He did vouchsafe, however, that he stepped in to record Layla when Eric Clapton was under the weather.

thisonehasalittlehat - 15 May 2019 13:47:17 (#16 of 78)

The Only Living Boy in New York / Cross

widenation - 15 May 2019 13:50:05 (#17 of 78)

Goodnight Saigon - Billy Joel

thisonehasalittlehat - 15 May 2019 13:54:21 (#18 of 78)

The beatles have four songs with places in the title. Back in the USSR. Kansas City. Penny Lane. Strawberry Fields Forever.

thisonehasalittlehat - 15 May 2019 13:57:36 (#19 of 78)

Supertramp have just two: Breakfast in America. Gone Hollywood. Therefore the beatles are twice as good as supertramp.

Peacock - 15 May 2019 14:00:17 (#20 of 78)

cocksucker avenue, butffuck Indiana, USA

widenation - 15 May 2019 14:00:26 (#21 of 78)

Going to Ibiza - Vengaboys

thisonehasalittlehat - 15 May 2019 14:01:42 (#22 of 78)

Carter USM have at least 8 songs with places in the title. England. Granny Farming in the UK. Only Living Boy in New Cross. Sealed with a Glasgow Kiss. The man who bought the World. Twenty four minutes from tulse hill. The Taking of Peckham 123. Under the Thumb and Over the Moon. Therefore Carter USM are twice as good as the Beatles.

RosyLovelady - 15 May 2019 14:05:17 (#23 of 78)

Grant Avenue, San Francisco, California, USA from Rodgers & Hammerstein's execrable musical Flower Drum Song.

FleurDuMal - 15 May 2019 14:08:00 (#24 of 78)

Mamas and Papas, California Dreaming.

hailesaladdie - 15 May 2019 14:08:09 (#25 of 78)

> Going to Ibiza - Vengaboys

And, of course, Barbados - Typically Tropical.

thisonehasalittlehat - 15 May 2019 14:11:08 (#26 of 78)

Simon and Garfunkel have seven: America. Cuba, si Nixon no. the 59th Street Bridge Song. The Only Living Boy in New York. Scarborough Fair. What a Wonderful World. You can tell the World. So better than the beatles but not as good as Carter USM.

cozzer - 15 May 2019 14:11:43 (#27 of 78)

there are one or two in It's Grim Up North by the Justified Ancients of Mu-Mu

CarlosFandango - 15 May 2019 14:11:53 (#28 of 78)

Panic... London, Birmingham, Carlisle, Leeds....

FleurDuMal - 15 May 2019 14:12:20 (#29 of 78)

The Kinks, Waterloo Sunset.

hailesaladdie - 15 May 2019 14:13:21 (#30 of 78)

Slow Train has more than a few places.

  • Miller's Dale
  • Tideswell
  • Kirby Muxloe
  • Mow Cop
  • Scholar Green
  • Blandford Forum
  • Mortehoe
  • Midsomer Norton
  • Mumby Road
  • Chorlton-cum-Hardy
  • Chester-le-Street
  • Littleton Badsey
  • Openshaw
  • Long Stanton
  • Formby
  • Dunstable
  • Dog Dyke
  • Tumby Woodside
  • Trouble House
  • Audlem
  • Ambergate
  • Chittening
  • Cheslyn Hay
  • Selby
  • Goole
  • St Erth
  • St Ives
  • Cockermouth
  • Buttermere
  • Armley Moor
  • Arram
  • Pye Hill
  • Somercotes
  • Windmill End

Catspyjamas17 - 15 May 2019 14:13:24 (#31 of 78)

Kokomo by the Beach Boys refers to several real life places, although the eponymous place "off the Florida Keys" is made up.

Aruba, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahama, Key Largo, Montego, Martinique and Montserrat.

Oh, one for the other thread as well.

CarlosFandango - 15 May 2019 14:14:53 (#32 of 78)

I don't want to go to chelsea

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