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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

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

RosyLovelady - 15 May 2019 14:50:03 (#56 of 78)

April March: Superbagnères

hailesaladdie - 15 May 2019 14:50:18 (#57 of 78)

Oh, back to Pulp, Provence is referenced in I Spy, as in "take your Year in Provence and shove it up your arse."

CarlosFandango - 15 May 2019 15:02:28 (#58 of 78)

Who knows this? (no googling!)

Shoeburyness, Dartford Tunnel, Wapping, Barking, Dagenham, Grays Thurrock, Basildon, Pitsea, Thundersley, Hadleigh, Leigh-On-Sea, Chalkwell, Prittlewell, Southend (is the end)

Catspyjamas17 - 15 May 2019 15:07:15 (#59 of 78)

Rustington on Sea and Ashton-under-Lyne in The Gnu Song.

CarlosFandango - 15 May 2019 15:07:54 (#60 of 78)

Ilkley Moor....

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