View Full Version : Song Titles we'd like to hear

9th Oct 2001, 19:31
This commenced on another thread, in which it was felt that song titles involving British names would lose something, compared to the originals in the US.

The first six are copyright Unwell_Raptor, which is probably illegal (sorry - couldn't resist that):

Do you know the way to St Albans?
24 hours from Bradford
Get Your kicks on the A66
In My Mind I'm going to Milton Keynes
Help me Rhondda (not really)
When You Get Caught Between the Moon and Canary Wharf.

I left my heart in King's Cross Station

[ 09 October 2001: Message edited by: sanjosebaz ]

gravity victim
9th Oct 2001, 20:18
Milton,Keynes,Milton Keynes.
Do you know the way to Whitley Bay?

No, you're right, it just doesn't work...

9th Oct 2001, 21:10
Nonsense - what's wrong with "Birmingham"... what's that? can't you see I'm busy? huh? That was Birmingham, AL? oh - hang one...

Sorry - disregard - as you were.

"Newport, Newport - so good they named it twice"
"It's up to you, Newport, Newport"

Nope. Doesn't work.

tony draper
9th Oct 2001, 21:19
As I walked down thru the streets of Knutsford
As I walked down thru Knutsford one day.
I spied a young cowboy all dressed in white
linen, all dressed in white linen as cold as the clay.

9th Oct 2001, 21:43
If you're going to Newport Pagnell
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair...

TAF Oscar
9th Oct 2001, 23:52
...so I lit a fire, isn't it good, Norwich Wood...

10th Oct 2001, 00:46
I left my heart in Chorlton cum Hardy.

Chipping Sodbury high street in the sun shine.

Riding on the city of East Grinstead

10th Oct 2001, 01:50
" I wish they all could be Aberdonian girls"

10th Oct 2001, 02:19
"I left my heart in Alder Hay hospital.."

Sorry, sorry, that's too sick.

"I've bin through the Pennines on a horse with no name, it felt good to be out of the rain"

No, that's not right either.



10th Oct 2001, 03:07
What did Stevenage and Ware, boys?
What did Stevenage and Ware?
She wore a St. Helier, Jersey...

I cannot get into this!

10th Oct 2001, 03:48
Do you know the way to Whitley Bay....

Coventry Dreamin' ... on such a winter's dayyyyyy!

Sweet home Aberystwyth...

And that Dire Straights classic:

Tachbrook Road
(although that only makes sense if you've ever been to Leamington Spa...)

Hey ... how come these are all places I know? I was brought up in Milton Keynes, which is near Newport Pagnell, and now I work in Coventry... which is near Birmingham! Where am I off to live next? Corby? Bognor Regis?!

10th Oct 2001, 03:53
I think someone may be trying to tell you something, AB sweetie! ;)

Anyone remember that Noel Coward song? From Colwyn Bay to Kettering
They're sobbing themselves to sleep
The groans and the wails in the Yorkshire Dales
Have even depressed the sheep

There are bad times just around the corner
The horizon's gloomy as can be
There are blackbirds over
The greyish cliffs of Dover
And the rats are preparing to leave the BBC...

10th Oct 2001, 15:55
How about "Ferry across the Mersey"

Hmm - maybe I've missed the point :D :rolleyes:


Windy Militant
10th Oct 2001, 17:41
Whadja mean UK names don't work in songs
Everybody knows that Simon and Garfunkle(spel?) stole Mike Hardings "Trouble over Bridgewater"

And what about Billy Braggs

A13 Trunk Road To The Sea

If you ever have to go to Shoeburyness
Take the A road,
the okay road that's the best
Go motorin' on the A13

If you're looking for a thrill that's new
Take in Fords, Dartford Tunnel and the river too
Go motorin' on the A13

It starts down in Wapping
There ain't no stopping
By-pass Barking and straight through Dagenham
Down to Grays Thurrock
And rather near Basildon
Pitsea, Thundersley, Hadleigh, Leigh-On-Sea,
Chalkwell, Prittlewell
Southend's the end

If you ever have to go to Shoeburyness
Take the A road, the okay road that's the best
Go motorin' on the A13


10th Oct 2001, 19:18
There's a Martin Egan song, sung by Christie Moore:-

"If it's drink you want and plenty of feeding,
And you'd like a bed as well,
Grab the wife, throw the kids in the Datsun
Make for Inch and the Strand Hotel.

If talk of turf drives you crazy,
And you can't face a bale of hay,
Make for Foley's, work the top shelf,
Talk pucks, pints, and the GAA"

Well, my bro lives only 5 miles from Inch, and when I went there the Strand Hotel was closed for renovations, and Foley's was shut. B*stards.

I spent four months in San Jose as well, and still couldn't find it. It's like being in Sutton or Ealing and trying to find the border with London.

I tell ya, these places in dem songs ain't what they're cracked up to be.

10th Oct 2001, 20:23
Very true HM - I'm not convinced San Jose has a border. The road signs are crap, too. Maybe that was the whole point of the song?

Biggles Flies Undone
10th Oct 2001, 20:46
Blue Suede Doc Martens
Hotel West Sussex
24 Hours From Tulse Hill
Chiselhurst Choo Choo
See you in St Albans