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by Rasma Raisters 2 months ago in 60s music
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Songs about places in Europe

"Barcelona" is a single release that was a duo by Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury and operatic soprano Montserrat Caballe. This song was part of their collaborative album Barcelona, and the song is on the album Greatest Hits III by Queen. "Barcelona" reflects Mercury's love of opera and was backed by a full orchestra. It was released in 1987 and became one of the biggest hits of Mercury's solo career. After Mercury passed on in 1991, the song was featured at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

"Belfast" by Bony M was the second single for the Euro disco band and on their album Love For Sale released in 1977. It was the first single that featured Marcia Barrett doing lead vocals. The song made it to the UK singles chart and was popular at the band's live shows.

"Dark Streets of London" is the debut single recorded by the Celtic punk band The Pogues in 1984. The song was written by Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan and is on their debut album Red Roses for Me.

"I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" is a song written by English singer, songwriter, and author Morrisey with Boz Boorer. This was the first single released from Morrisey's 2009 album Years of Refusal, The single made it on the UK singles chart and went to number one on the Scotland Singles chart.

"Summer In Dublin" is a song by the Irish rock band Bagatelle. They are best known for this song. Other pop hits are "Second Violin", and "Leeson Street Lady."

The song "The Broad Majestic Shannon" by The Pogues was included in their album If I Should Fall From Grace With God, which was the third studio album by The Pogues, a Celtic folk-punk band and released in 1988. It became their best-selling album.

Greek singer Ioanna "Nana" Mouskouri has released more than 200 albums in at least twelve languages. She became well-known all over Europe when she recorded the song "The White Rose of Athens." This became her first record selling more than one million copies.

“Europe Is Our Playground” by English rock band Suede is on their third album Coming Up 1996. This song marks the songwriting debut of bass guitarist Mat Osman.

“Budapest” is a song by English singer and songwriter George Ezra and is on his debut album Wanted on Voyage 2014. It is the second single from the album. The song made it on both the UK Singles chart and US charts.

“Rotterdam (or Anywhere)” is a song by English pop rock music group The Beautiful South and on their fifth studio album, Blue is the Colour 1996. The song features Jacqui Abbott on lead vocal, and it got on the UK Singles chart. Paul Heaton stated he wrote the lyrics sitting in a bar on the north end of Lijnbaan, the main shopping street in Rotterdam.

“Vienna” is a song by American singer, songwriter, composer, and pianist Billy Joel and on his album The Stranger 1977. It was released as the B-side of “Just the Way You Are” single. As of 2022 on Spotify, it is one of Joel’s most streamed songs.

“Lost In France” is a song recorded by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler and released as a single in 1976. The song was written by her producers and songwriters Ronnie Scott and Steve Wolfe. It was her second single, and the first chart hit featured on her debut album, The World Starts Tonight. The song was certified Silver by the BPI.

“White Car in Germany” is a single by Scottish post-punk/new wave band The Associates. The single came out in 1981 and is on their second album Fourth Drawer Down.

“Werewolves of London” is a rock song performed by American singer and songwriter Warren Zevon. It was composed by Zevon, LeRoy Marinell, and Waddy Wachtel and included on the album Excitable Boy 1978. The track features Mick Fleetwood from Fleetwood Mac and John McVie on drums and bas,s respectively. This was the only Top 40 US hit for Zevon and made it on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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Rasma Raisters

My passions are writing and creating poetry. I write for several sites online and have four themed blogs.

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