rock Songs About London, England  

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List of songs about London, England, including songs that take place in the city or make notable reference to its streets and landmarks. Some songs are included simply for mentioning London in the title, or using the city as a reference point. (For example, Magnetic Fields "All the Umbrellas in London," which namechecks the city but only uses it - along with New York, Tokyo and other cities - as an extended metaphor for sadness.)

Excluded from the list are songs that only mention London along with other cities within the lyrics, and contain no specific content about the city itself. Some of the most popular rock songs of all time are featured on the list, many of them as a result of the "British Invasion" in which so much of the West's favorite music was coming out of the city. (The later Britpop movement also contributed a fair number of songs to the list, including hits from Blur, Pulp and Oasis.)

Many of the cities most popular and infamous thoroughfares have become well-known to the world by being mentioned in songs. Roads in London mentioned specifically include Warwick Avenue, Carnaby Street, Waterloo Street, Portobello Road, Baker Street (home to Sherlock Holmes) and Goodge Street. The London underground has also made a fair share of musical appearances, with shoutouts including "Euston Station" by The Oyster Band, "Circle Line" by Carmel and "Down in the Tube Station at Midnight" by The Jam.

Not all songs on the list are in praise of London, it's worth noting. Several selections by the Clash, Madness, Lily Allen's "LDN" and even the Rolling Stones' "Street Fightin' Man" take a more critical view of gritty day-to-day life in London.
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Eight Miles High is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Songs About London, England
Eight Miles High The Byrds

The Top Must-See Attractions in England The Best Female Rock Singers

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Werewolves of London is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Songs About London, England
Werewolves of London Warren Zevon

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West End Girls is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Songs About London, England
West End Girls West End Girls

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Pinball Wizard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Songs About London, England
Pinball Wizard The Who

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London Calling The Clash

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Mother Goose is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Songs About London, England
Mother Goose Jethro Tull

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Piccadilly Circus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Songs About London, England
Piccadilly Circus Stiff Little Fingers

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Who Are You is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Songs About London, England
Who Are You The Who

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London Boys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Songs About London, England
London Boys T. Rex

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Lullaby of London is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Songs About London, England
Lullaby of London The Pogues

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Africa Toto

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Beautiful London LEKIDDO - Lord of The Lobsters! - LEKIDDO - Lord of The Lobsters! Beautiful London https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/beautiful-london-single/id499307410  Fearne Cotton blogged: ha who is this new guy, lord of the lobsters on pineapple dance ...

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London's Brilliant Parade is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Songs About London, England
London's Brilliant Parade Elvis Costello

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Maid of Bond Street David Bowie

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The Rover is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Songs About London, England
The Rover Led Zeppelin

The Best Music Venues in London Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

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All the Girls Love Alice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Songs About London, England

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Down to London is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Songs About London, England
Down to London Joe Jackson

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Towers of London is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Songs About London, England

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Denmark Street The Kinks

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Not Dark Yet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Songs About London, England
Not Dark Yet Bob Dylan

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East End is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Songs About London, England
East End Cockney Rejects

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Clubland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Songs About London, England
Clubland Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Elvis Costello

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The Battle of Epping Forest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Songs About London, England

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Sunny Goodge Street is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Songs About London, England

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A Poem on the Underground Wall is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Songs About London, England
A Poem on the Underground Wall Simon and Garfunkel

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Mercy I Cry City is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Songs About London, England
Mercy I Cry City The Incredible String Band

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Fool on the Hill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Songs About London, England
Fool on the Hill Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66, Sérgio Mendes

The Best Bars and Pubs in London The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

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Hampstead Incident is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Songs About London, England

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Stay Free is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Songs About London, England
Stay Free The Clash

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Baker Street is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Songs About London, England
Baker Street Foo Fighters

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Oliver's Army is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Songs About London, England
Oliver's Army Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Elvis Costello

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A Souvenir of London is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Songs About London, England
A Souvenir of London Procol Harum

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Willesden to Cricklewood is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Songs About London, England
Willesden to Cricklewood Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros

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Waterloo Sunset is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Songs About London, England
Waterloo Sunset The Kinks

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If Looks Could Kill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Songs About London, England

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Haydn Symphony No. 104 'London... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Songs About London, England

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Transmetropolitan The Pogues

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London You're a Lady is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Songs About London, England

19th Century London Would Dump Human Feces Into The Same River They Drank From The Best Wedding Registry Websites

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A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square The Manhattan Transfer

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London Stomp is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Songs About London, England
London Stomp Bo Diddley

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London Girl The Pogues

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One Hundred Punks Rule is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Songs About London, England

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Conversation Off Floral Street is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Songs About London, England

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Scarlet Begonias is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Songs About London, England
Scarlet Begonias Grateful Dead

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I Don't Like Monday's is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Songs About London, England
I Don't Like Monday's The Boomtown Rats