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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

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.

Catspyjamas17 - 15 May 2019 14:30:22 (#45 of 78)

'Orleans in You Never Can Tell.

Catspyjamas17 - 15 May 2019 14:34:55 (#46 of 78)

Gorky Park in Winds of Change

RosyLovelady - 15 May 2019 14:36:11 (#47 of 78)

I've just looked up the Rock Ferry lyric. Is it some sort of piss-take, with that bit about getting the midnight train etc?

hailesaladdie - 15 May 2019 14:36:43 (#48 of 78)

Jarvis Cocker's Fat Children mentions Tottenham.

Catspyjamas17 - 15 May 2019 14:37:55 (#49 of 78)

Ooh ooh, Mile End of course. Off of Trainspotting.

hailesaladdie - 15 May 2019 14:39:07 (#50 of 78)

And the wonderful Poinçonneur des Lilas mentions:

  • Les Lilas
  • Miami
  • Invalides
  • Opéra [Garnier]
  • Arts et Métiers
  • Levallois

widenation - 15 May 2019 14:39:24 (#51 of 78)

Stonehenge Decoded - Hawkwind

RosyLovelady - 15 May 2019 14:40:51 (#52 of 78)

Ooh, I love Le Poinçonneur des Lilas.

hailesaladdie - 15 May 2019 14:42:15 (#53 of 78)

Singing the bit about the petit trous is how I attempt to maintain something approximating a French accent, Rosy...

RosyLovelady - 15 May 2019 14:43:40 (#54 of 78)

What a great idea.

Tries quietly. Fails.

hailesaladdie - 15 May 2019 14:48:31 (#55 of 78)

La Chanson de Jacky has an eclectic selection.

  • Knokke-le-Zoute
  • Carcassonne
  • Macao
  • Clermont-Ferrand

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