Episode 96 – Songs About London

From being the centre of Empire to the Swinging Sixties and beyond, London has been an inspiration to songwriters for many a year. Here we look at just a few of those songs that have done just this. 

  • London Calling – Hayseed Dixie 
  • London Town – Laura Marling 
  • I’m Trying To Make London My Home – Sonny Boy Williamson 
  • Portobello Road – Ellie Janov
  • The Boy From Chelsea – Truly Smith
  • Chelsea Girl – Simple Minds 
  • Meet Me In Battersea Park – Peter Knight & Petula Clark
  • The Guns Of Brixton – The Clash
  • The Underground Train – Lord Kitchener
  • Waterloo Sunset (Mono) – The Kinks
  • ‘A’ Bomb In Wardour Street – The Jam
  • Werewolves Of London – Warren Zevon
  • Rainy Night In Soho – The Pogues
  • Soho (Needless To Say) – Al Stewart
  • Soho – Bert Jansch & John Renbourn 
  • Sunny Goodge Street- Tom Northcott
  • A Nightingale In Berkley Square – The Manhattan Transfer
  • Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
  • Mornington Crescent – Belle & Sebastian
  • The Battle Of Epping Forest – Genesis
  • Cockney Translation – Smiley Culture
  • Streets Of London – Mary Hopkin

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