#1 7-5-2017 2:18 AM

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Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

I decided to revive this interesting thread by Brian (spocklogic) as it has gone inactive since almost a year and a half ago. The reason I chose to post this in the Travel Chat portion is that this is not really a game, it is more a compilation and chat of places that are travel related, and some of you like adding certain songs to your travel playlist. Also, putting this in the miscellaneous section doesn't get it as much exposure compared to the travel chat section. So here goes ...

spocklogic wrote:

Update - Placenames traveled in song at this page so far. Here is the tally in summary:




International: Andorra, Austria, Australia, Afghanistan, Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Boznia & Hezegovinia, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Côte d'Azur, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Greenland, Holland, Hungary, Japan, Iceland, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Ibizia, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Monaco, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, USA, UK, Vietnam, Wales (Note: Pakistan is only noted with reference to Kashmir so far) ----- 65 countries



USA Ways: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI,  IA, ID, IN, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY ----- 50 US states, 1 District



Continents: Africa, Antarctica, Australia ----- 3 Continents



Deserts: Mojave, Sahara ----- 2 Deserts



Oceans & Seas: Atlantic Ocean, Sargasso Sea ----- 2 Oceans & Seas

Mountains: Blue Ridge, Everest, Kilimanjaro, Rockies ----- 4 Mountains

Outer Space: Earth, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Moon, Neptune, Saturn, Sun, Universe, Venus  ----- 7 Planets, 1 Moon, 1 Sun, 1 Universe

Miscellaneous: World, Heaven, Twilight ----- 3 Miscellaneous

Mythical: Shambala, Strawberry Fields, Glocca Morra, Xanadu, Sugar Mountain,
 Bali Ha'I, Atlantis, Camelot, Brigadoon, Never Never Land, Margaritaville, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Kokomo, Seven Bridges Road, Eldorado, Castle on a Cloud, Octopus's Garden, Somewhere over the rainbow, The Merry Old Land of Oz, The Land That Might-Have-Been, Sesame Street, Shangri La, Glass Onion, Bimbombey, Ithaca ----- 25 Mythical
Last edited by spocklogic (3-10-2016 12:51 PM)

The first post of the original thread is found here: http://www.travbuddy.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=51455

With the advent of new members (and the ex-VT people), we can post or even repost the songs or links to the songs if you really like the song you're sharing.

 

#2 7-11-2017 11:24 AM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

Here's a few :

Galway girl - Steve Earle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7-PM_4aeE4

Chelsea hotel no. 2 - Leonard Cohen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVq9K3lGtN4

Talahassie Lassie - Freddy Cannon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G7TYPEawX0

Winchester Cathedral - New Vaudeville Band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AYUVKHuYQI

Buffalo soldier - Bob Marley (Not really a reference to Buffalo NY)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMUQMSXLlHM

Kingston Town - UB 40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLyP9HX33Dg

Talking Columbia blues - Ramblin' Jack Elliot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFmlla-DyaQ

Oregon trail - Woody Guthrie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e17cFEbFVWI

Alabama song - The Doors (Jim looks as if he has already found the whiskey bar)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbzvSYLCSo0

Lisdoonvarna - Christy Moore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRYW55rFC24

Lakes of Pontchrtrain - Paul Brady

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad8RVexRUoQ

Sugar Mountain - Neil Young

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVajUY-hBVI

 

#3 7-11-2017 1:14 PM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

I keep wondering why there are so many songs about that little place in Australia named Gundagai.

On the road to Gundagai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1KH9qBWK1E
Flash Jack from Gundagai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjvfv5iBelI
The dog sits on the tucker-box five miles from Gundagai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxYSegLL3Fk

... the name sounds good, but that can't be the only reason?

 

#4 7-11-2017 2:32 PM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

Here's a few I can think of off the top of my head.

Kingston Town (Jamaica) - Rootz Underground feat Toots and the Maytals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BhYOolSkS4

Costa Rica - Vince Vaccaro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r3-BJTgay4

Drinking in L.A. - Bran Van 3000

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQsQZvsR_QI

If Venice is Sinking - Spirit of the West

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tepxOAEBIE

Montreal - Towers and Trees

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgiR63aabCs

Canadian Railroad Trilogy - Gordon Lightfoot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjoU1Qkeizs

This is England - Kano

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPmNxobIoWI

Stockholm - Judah and the Lion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpUmJCAz1LE

Sweet Tennessee - Judah and the Lion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qne5xgTq24

New Orleans is Sinking - The Tragically Hip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAZUsCONjIQ

Last edited by NickelP (7-11-2017 5:22 PM)

 

#5 7-11-2017 6:05 PM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

Growing up halfway between New York City and the Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania, I've got two here... Frank Sinatra's New York, New York, and Billy Joel's Allentown...That pretty much sums up my home.

https://youtu.be/EEjq8ZoyXuQ

https://youtu.be/c3bcBBA9_68

 

#6 7-11-2017 7:13 PM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

The first song that came to my mind was "Feel Berlin" by Finnish band The 69 Eyes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9RBUxAL9gY
(They also have album called "Paris Kills")

Then song "Tokyo" from my fave Korean band Nell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxjR-SG-uag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aYIdZZUX6Y (live)

Czech band Lucie and their song "Amerika" (which is America in Czech...duh)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SW-q1XPkMQ

Japanese band Malice Mizer and their "Transylvania"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG6JwD9QJC8

it's all songs i love dearly

 

#7 7-11-2017 10:41 PM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

Sarajevo, ljubavi moja- Kemal Monteno
https://youtu.be/WX-_MS3mgD0

Last edited by EmEm (7-12-2017 7:43 AM)

 

#8 7-11-2017 11:27 PM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

Rowwen Hèze - America
America is a town in the Dutch province of Limburg :-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLnCBIPf1yI

 

#9 7-12-2017 2:01 AM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

OK, I'll toss in groups of up to three songs with a similar topic or artist. For this one, I will focus on "World" from one of my favorite artists, Corrinne Drewery and Andy Connell, better known as Swing Out Sister:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5d/Swingtwilight.jpg

These three songs have the word "world" in their titles:

Somewhere in the World - https://youtu.be/N7Y8Sf9nkFw

Where in the World - https://youtu.be/HLzWhHKlPwM

Twilight World - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4rPkF3Drik

 

#10 7-12-2017 3:20 AM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

A little tribute to Dublin.......

Dublin in the rare old times - Luke Kelly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTYkbyL4Yxk

Love this video, reminds me of my own East End of London

Sweet Dublin Bay - Blarney Castle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFupI_Ik9Hw

The Dublin Minstrel boy - Paddy Reilly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1zmvmB … p;index=43

 

#11 7-12-2017 4:26 AM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

Göttingen - Barbara (1967): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9b6E4MnCWk

Ich hab mein Herz in Heidelberg verloren (here from 2009, the song is much older): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY5UBz5JlTw

ICH HAB NOCH EINEN KOFFER IN BERLIN" (1960): MARLENE DIETRICH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k91fmvQxRw

Last edited by strangemystic (7-13-2017 2:32 AM)

 

#12 7-12-2017 9:56 AM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

City of Chicago - Christy and Barry Moore ( Luka Bloom)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxLTuzx82XM

Born in Chicago - Paul Butterfield Blues Band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CGbTTfUDj0

Jesus just left Chicago - ZZ Top

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1ktisfhauI

She was in Chicago - John Lee Hooker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrnJ1NuZLSs

 

#13 7-12-2017 10:22 AM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

Streets of Baltimore - Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjAMoU6es-8

London Town - The Pretty Things

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnsMgg-KXh8

Little Egypt - Downliners Sect

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rGZlrg3kPc

Watrloo Sunset - The Kinks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyh__QQD2js

China Girl - David Bowie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEl6BBLwSa0

Child of the moon - Rolling Stones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_PjGiuJI1M

Up the wooden hills to Bedfordshire - Small Faces

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIUNCivgT5U

What made Milwaukee famous - Jerry Lee Lewis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7OSxQ3uKU0

 

#14 7-13-2017 9:02 AM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

California Girls - Beach Boys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmIsdMWzdaE

Blue Hawaii - Elvis Presley

 

#15 7-14-2017 3:03 AM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

Loch Lomond - Runrig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwun83po2u4

Flower of Scotland - Scocha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JY42971RG8

Leave Virginia alone - Rod Stewart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOTPq2ieKVI

Ol' Mother Earth - Tony Joe White

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNtYTpE … p;index=87

Rainy night in Georgia - Randy Crawford

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcvbXIPt8FU

Last train to Nuremberg - Pete Seeger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuB7CusYYxM

Boulder to Birmingham - Emmylou Harris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0oemBPggGI

Tecumseh Valley - Townes van Zandt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rq5GsZHd0Y

Glastonbury song - The Waterboys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1QBY-rnVlc

The Bard of Armagh - Kevin Dardis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5GKrCi4PGo

The Lowlands of Holland - Sandy Denny

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4NyuBCy7AM

Salford Sunday - Richard Thompson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRLC-GaJPS8

 

#16 7-14-2017 9:59 AM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

The Rocky Road to Dublin - the Dubliners, I think, at least the version I k is
Star of the County Down- again, loads of people- the one I know is Enter the Haggis
Mother Glasgow- a folk song I heard on Desert Island Discs, not quite sure who it's by
The Skye Boat Song- traditional
Sunshine on Leith- the Proclaimers
Fog on the Tyne- Lindisfarne (which is of course a place too).
Leaving of Liverpool - no idea to be honest. Possibly traditional again.
Ferry across the Mersey- Gerry and the Pacemakers


Dirty Old Town (Ewan McColl) is about Salford, but it's not mentioned by name

 

#17 7-14-2017 10:02 AM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

And of course Midnight Train to Georgia- Gladys Nught and the Pips
Mississippi God Damn- Nina Simone

 

#18 7-14-2017 10:10 AM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

Mother Glasgow - Original by Michael Marra

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ4RFeHDkGM

 

#19 7-14-2017 2:08 PM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

Sombor, Serbia -  Fijaker Stari

https://youtu.be/Lf8BOt6rC8s

 

#20 7-15-2017 2:13 AM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

Here's a double-up...

Paris nights/New York mornings - Corinne Bailey Rae

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OftkYJCO1WA

April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZxrvslGt5w

To Paris with love - Donna Summer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSKXIRFuYwc

Free man in Paris - Joni Mitchell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hcXdtqojFg

 

#21 7-15-2017 9:40 AM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

One Night In Bangkok - Murray Head:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgc_LRjlbTU

Le Port d'Amsterdam - Jacques Brel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWV3jHGZ6-w

 

#22 7-15-2017 4:23 PM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

Istanbul (not Constantinople) - They Might be Giants
Beirut- Yasmine Hamdan
Rivers of Babylon- Boney M
Jerusalem- British Hymn, I think by William Blake originally, and associated with the English rugby team
Algiers- Afghan Whigs

 

#23 7-16-2017 11:46 PM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

The Residents - Constantinople https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcI5rNR5TGM

 

#24 7-17-2017 1:42 AM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

Diyarbekir - Aynur Doğan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJJL9WtShdI (city in Turkey)

Ilha de Santiago - Mayra Andrade https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkDEw6HI20w (one of the islands of Cape Verde)

Angola - Cesaria Evora https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ky5yjog0O0k

Oran Marseille - Khaled https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efwbb3nDDaU
Oran Oran - Maurice el Medioni https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKVjtvoa0Go
Wahrane - Khaled https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvyy16K2pVk
Wahrane Wahrane - Khaled https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yanQDhXBVQU
(wahrane is the Arabic name for the Algerian city of Oran)

Simsim AlGadarif - a Sudanese song about the town of Gedaref, but I don't know who sang the original. Anyway, here's a version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJjh53dwi8g

Baghdad - Ilham al Madfai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnfIf4Kd3mc

Li Beirut - Fairouz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvvqM2cC1lQ

Eritrean Girl - Asmara All Stars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43KYB4mXP8w

 

#25 7-17-2017 2:04 AM

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Re: Placename Songs (around the world) for your playlist

Gibraltar - Abd Al Malik https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX0y5tkPHgM

Vietnam - Leyla McCalla https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd-_rxM_Rgs

Jeremie (town in Haiti) - Boulpik https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40_tct0Y0M0

Bratislava - Beirut https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bah_s2re9Y

Bobo Dioulasso - Cheikh Lo & Oumou Sangare - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg6t3r05RUo

Taxi Bamako - Amadou & Mariam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnyVa1dy1KA

Senegal Fast Food - Amadou & Mariam feat Manu Chao - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J43T8rEOg-I

Timbuktu - Fatoumata Diawara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yOfimHhARw

Gambia - Sona Jobarteh https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtmmlOQnTXM

Calles de Dajla - Aziza Brahim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxP0Ngt3s5o (Dajla = Dakhla, city in Western Sahara)

Now for something pretty dreadful that my colleague is obsessed with, but as Kazakhstan hasn't featured yet I'll include it:
Englishman in Shymkent - Son Pascal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDLUeyw53uo

 

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