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Songs about London

Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks (might as well start with the best London song ever)

White Man in Hammersmith Palais - The Clash

In the City - The Jam

London Pride - Noel Coward

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - Old people in the pub during the War


  • The Lambeth Walk - Various

    The Red Red Robin - Billy Cotton (well I think it's about SE London :o) )
  • Streets of London Ralph McTell
  • London Calling - The Clash
    Misty Morning, Albert Bridge - The Pogues
    London you're a Lady - The Pogues
    Pentonville - Babyshambles
    London Bridge - Big Audio Dynamite
    London Bye Ta Ta - David Bowie
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    Lon-don City - Caspa
  • Up the Junction - Squeeze
    Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
    Only living boy in New Cross - Carter USM
    London - The Smiths
  • A Rainy Night in Soho - The Pogues
    Mile End - Pulp
    Guns of Brixton - The Clash
  • The Taking Of Peckham 123 - Carter USM
    Twenty four minutes from Tulse Hill - Carter USM
    The Only Living Boy in New Cross - Carter USM
    London Girls - Chas and Dave
  • going on the song titles

    Rainy Night In Soho - Pogues
    London - Smiths
    London Can You Wait - Gene
    In To The Valley - The Skids
    London Bridge - Dogs
    West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
    London's Burning - The Clash
    Victoria - The Kinks / The Fall
    Squalor Victoria - The National
    Whippin' Picadilly - Gomez
    Down In The Tube Station At Midnight - The Jam
    LDN - Lilly Allen
    Chelsea Dagger - Fratellis
    (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea - Elvis C.
    A13, Trunk Road To THe Sea - Billy Bragg
  • London Boys - T Rex

    London Boys - David Bowie

    Werewolves of London - Warran Zevon
  • Forgot - A nightingale sang in Berkely Square.

    Showing my age with that one.....
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  • Waterloo sunset - The Kinks. If London ever has a "national" anthem, this must surely be it.
  • A Bomb in Wardour Street - The Jam

    Soho Strut - can't remember who did it though
  • From a Vauxhall Velox - Billy Bragg
    Plaistow Patricia - Ian Dury and the Blockheads
  • chelsea girl -simple minds.
  • For tomorrow - Blur
    Up in heaven (not only here) - The Clash
    SE8 - Cinimo
    He's dead - Suede
    edited August 2009
    Up the Junction - Squeeze

    Edit sorry stonemuse beat me to it. Toon never the less.
  • There's a certain theme running which links the following 'songs': see if you can spot it.

    'Good Old Arsenal' ; Arsenal 1st. Team Squad

    'Ossie's Dream' (Spurs Are On Their way To Wembley) : Tottenham F.A Cup Squad

    Tottenham, Tottenham' : another Tottenham F.A Cup Squad

    'Viva El Fulham' : Tony Rees and the Cottagers

    'Chelsea' :Stamford Bridge

    That's right, they're all on an LP I bought March Jr. years ago at a car boot sale, Cool, eh?
  • 5 Minutes- Stranglers (about Nottin Hill)
    London Lady- Stranglers
  • Finchley Central - The Temperance Seven
    Angel - Rod Stewart
  • The Bounds Green Grass of Home
    East End Girls and Theydon Bois
    Wherever I Lay My Hatton Cross
    Sexual Ealing
    (I Cant Get No) SatisfACTON
    The Only Way is Upminster
    Baker Street
    Black is Blackwall
    Nothing Compares to Euston

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  • London Town- Bucks Fizz (serious, I've got the 12").
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    Revo-luton Rock
    The Ghosts of Cable Street - The Men They Couldn't Hang
    Electric Avenue - Eddie Grant
  • None of you ever heard The London Song by Ray Davies? Came out in the late 90's, it was pretty much his idea of a Waterloo Sunset for modern times. I recently got it off ITunes.
  • Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
    Mile End - Pulp
    London Is The Place For Me - Lord Kitchener
    Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
    Itchycoo Park - The Small Faces
  • A Bomb in Wardour Street - The Jam
    The battle of Epping Forest - Genesis
    Chelsea Monday - Marillion
    Croydon - Captain Sensible
    Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
  • Worked on a compilation cd of songs about London for Uncut a few months ago.

    The CD was given away with the May issue of the mag and this was the tracklisting we evedntually came up with :

    CHRIS DFFORD Up The Juction (new version by Chris, solo and acoustic)

    NOEL COWARD London Pride


    MARY LOU LORD Cold Kilburn Rain

    LORD KITCHENER London Is The Place For Me

    MEN THEY COULDN'T HANG Ghosts of Cable Street

    BILLIE HOLIDAY Foggy Day (In London Town)

    CHRIS T-T London Aquarium

    JESSE MALIN Hotel Columbia

    MAGNETIC FIELDS Swinging London

    CARBON/SILICON Acton Zulus

    PERALFISHERS London's In Love

    ROBYN HITCHCOCK Trams of Old London (my fave - glorious song)

    ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE Streets of London

    JOE STRUMMER & THE MESCALEROS Willesden to Cricklewood
  • This is London - Akala
  • Nothing Compares to Kew - Sinead O'Connor.

    Stone Penge - Spinal Tap.
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    And God Created Brixton - Carter USM
    London - The Smiths
    Lullaby of London - The Pogues
    London Loves - Blur
    Londons Burning - The Clash
    Valley Floyd Road - The Covered End Choir
    Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
    (I don't want to go to) Chelsea - Elvis Costello
    Chelsea's Teardrop - Black Daniel
  • Eastbourne Ladies, Kevin Coyne...London if you travel by Ryanair or easyjet, or are American, or organising the 2012 Olympics.
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