Whilst lock-down seems to be over for many – and apparently never applied (to a self selecting) some – we are staying at home.
Because? Well, there’s society, respect for the NHS, family health and other things the selfish can’t seem to grasp such as actual common sense.
That said, stir craziness is present. So much so that I’m starting to hear destinations/locations in almost every song… just me?
So in lieu of actually going anywhere, here are some songs with destinations in the title*. And they are not even glamorous/exotic.
*Sorta. Kinda. With a hat tip to those who contributed to a comedy pile-on some years ago…
Instructions: Feel free to sing out loud (as a treat to those in earshot).
Cliff Richard: It’s so funny, that we don’t York anymore.
David Essex: A Winter’s Sale
On the Windsor love: Jeffrey Osborne
Can you Theale the love tonight: Elton John
Carly Simon: Newbury does it better
Montell Jordan: This is Slough we do it
Ticket to Ryde: Beatles
The sun Ascot it’s hat on
Dundee bloody Dundee: U2
Highway to… Road to… Bat out of… Helston/Hull
Knutsford City Limits: Ike and Tina Turner
Yazz: The only way is Thrupp (baby)
Elkie Brookes: Poole if you think it’s over
Beatles: I am the Walsall
Dexy’s: Carmarthen Eileen
Anglesea in the UK! Sex Pistols
The Thirsk cut is the deepest
York So Vain: Carly Simon
Nirvana: Smells like Sheen spirit
Everything Moscow: Manic Street Preachers
Shania Twain: “Man(ton), I feel like a Woman” & Steppenwolf “Ogbourne to be wild” (a wee shout out to the Marlborough crowd there)
She sells Canterbury: The Cult
You can leave your Hatton: Tom Jones
Jesus Christchurch Superstar
And from across the sea:
Stairway to Cavan
Willie Nelson/Pet Shop Boys: Galways on my mind
Ian Dury: Hit me with your Limerick
Back to the UK:
Dr Hook: If I said you had a beautiful Bury would you hold it against me?
Raspberry Bury: Price
Black box: Bright-on time
Kylie: Can’t get you out of Minehead
James Blunt: You’re Budeiful
Marvin Gaye: Sexual Ealing
Slough Can You Mend A Broken Heart? Bee Gees
Roberta Flack/Donny Hathaway: Ware is the Love?
U2: Even Better Than The Rhyl Thing
Elvis Costello: Watchet the detectives
Surrey seems to be the hardest word
Nights in Prestatyn
Stairway to Devon
Brighouse in your soul: They Might Be Giants
Wirral Lie To You: Charles and Eddie
Got to get you into my Fife: The Beatles
Wham! Wakefield up before you go go
Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Govan) – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Jackson 5: Don’t blame it on the sunshine, don’t blame it on the moonlight, don’t blame it on the good times, blame it on the Bootle
Harrow Goodbye: Soft Cell
Jennifer Rush: The Gower of Love
Huey Lewis & the news: The Gower of love
Frankie Goes to Hollywood: The Gower of Love.
OMFG I really want to go to the Gower.