It’s simple. One theme + ten songs = playlisting, Another Kind Of Mind style.
First up, here’s a selection of songs (in no particular order) about my favourite city in the world. London has been immortalised in song countless times over the centuries (if you don’t believe me, have a look at this), from traditional folk songs, jazz standards, musical revue numbers and music hall songs, to calypsos, reggae tracks, psychedelic rock epics, punk classics and rave remixes – and everything in between. Here are ten tracks I particularly love. If you’ve got any suggestions or reckon I’ve missed anything glaringly obvious, let me know here or on Twitter.
Lord Kitchener – London Is The Place For Me:
The Jam – Down In The Tube Station At Midnight:
Pulp – Mile End:
Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls:
Kirsty MacColl – Soho Square:
The Clash – London Calling:
Billie Holiday – A Foggy Day (In London Town):
The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset:
Warren Zevon – Werewolves Of London:
Noël Coward – London Pride: