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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

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

thisonehasalittlehat - 15 May 2019 14:15:35 (#33 of 78)

I want to call for adjudication on Rudy my supertramp. It obviously doesn't have place names in the title. Nor does it mention any places in the lyrics. However, it does have a recording in the song of a station announcement for a train from Paddington to Bristol. This mentions Reading, Didcot, Swindon, Chippenham, Bath Spa, and Bristol Temple Meads.

Does that count?

Catspyjamas17 - 15 May 2019 14:16:16 (#34 of 78)

I'll allow it as it is quite interesting, and I like trains.

browserbutton - 15 May 2019 14:16:30 (#35 of 78)

Flying Down To Rio

CarlosFandango - 15 May 2019 14:16:45 (#36 of 78)

Good grief hatters, what's wrong with you?

thisonehasalittlehat - 15 May 2019 14:17:55 (#37 of 78)

Maybe a seperate thread for station announcements sampled in popular music you think?

hailesaladdie - 15 May 2019 14:17:58 (#38 of 78)

Oh, also Sheffield: Sex City

  • Intake
  • Manor Park
  • The Wicker
  • Norton
  • Freshville
  • Hackenthorpe
  • Shalesmoor
  • Wombwell
  • Catcliffe
  • Attercliffe
  • Brincliffe
  • Ecclesall
  • Woodhouse
  • Wybourn
  • Pitsmoor
  • Badger
  • Wincobank
  • Crookes
  • Walkley
  • Broomhill
  • Park Hill

RosyLovelady - 15 May 2019 14:18:48 (#39 of 78)

Does Rock Ferry by Duffy count? I've never heard the song, and I'm not sure it's about the real Rock Ferry.

widenation - 15 May 2019 14:19:48 (#40 of 78)

The Wycombe Man - Iron Maiden

Catspyjamas17 - 15 May 2019 14:23:37 (#41 of 78)

#38

Which reminds me, Stanhope Road, Sheffield in Babies - Pulp.

Catspyjamas17 - 15 May 2019 14:25:38 (#42 of 78)

#39 Apparently it is inspired By Rock Ferry, Birkenhead so definitely allowed.

cozzer - 15 May 2019 14:26:09 (#43 of 78)

Kokomo by the Beach Boys refers to several real life places

Also, Surfing USA

Catspyjamas17 - 15 May 2019 14:26:56 (#44 of 78)

And California Girls.

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