Songs Of London

By Rob Last edited 161 months ago
Songs Of London

When we saw that Gothamist had a post up yesterday on a Wikipedia page listing all the songs about New York, we were initially filled with uncontrollable jealousy.

Then we calmed down a bit and had a hunt round Wikipedia ourselves...and what do you know! Here's the exact same page but for songs about London.

To paraphrase Homer Simpson: Mmmm, massive lists.

It's a pretty extensive list but here's a few random ones that caught our eye:

  • "I Don't Want to Go to Chelsea" by Elvis Costello.
"Mile End" by Pulp.
  • "A Rainy Night in Soho" by The Pogues
  • "Ichycoo Park" by the Small Faces (about Wanstead Flats).
  • And our personal favourite so far:

    • "Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon.

    (which even has its own Wikipedia page).

    And, by the way is "Midnight in Chelsea" by Jon Bon Jovi about our Chelsea or the other one? We think we'd prefer it if it were the latter.

    Anyway, we know you'll have some of your own which aren't on the list so our comments section is available for you to show off your knowledge (Gothamist has, at the time of writing, got 40 comments on their post - let's see if we can beat that shall we?).

    N.B. As an added incentive, we will of course endeavour to try and play as many your London-related suggestions at our birthday party next month.

    Last Updated 11 October 2005