February 2, 2012 12:01

Glasgow revealed as the UK city which has inspired the most song titles

Scottish city narrowly edges out Edinburgh, Birmingham and Liverpool

Glasgow revealed as the UK city which has inspired the most song titles

Photo: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan/Press

Glasgow has been revealed as the UK city which has inspired the most song titles.

According to research carried out by PRS, the Scottish city has featured in the title of 119 songs on their database of recorded music, which makes it overwhelmingly the most namechecked in song titles (excluding the UK capital London).

Scotland's other major city, Edinburgh, was second with 95, while Birmingham was third with 89, Liverpool was fourth with 67 and Manchester was fifth with 63.

Further down the list, Belfast was sixth with 60, York was surprisingly high at seven with 59, while Brighton, Bristol and Newcastle made up the rest of the Top 10.

Guy Fletcher, chairman of PRS, said of the findings: "Songwriters feed off their inspiration and this could be anything from a feeling or an object or place. It seems that a number of songwriters have taken Glasgow into their hearts and felt it was right to produce a piece of work about their feelings towards the city."

The Top 10 cities, which feature in song titles, are as follows:

1. Glasgow (119)
2. Edinburgh (95)
3. Birmingham (89)
4. Liverpool (67)
5. Manchester (63)
6. Belfast (60)
7. York (59)
8. Brighton (54)
9. Bristol (49)
10. Newcastle (31)

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