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)

Read More On This Artist

Video: Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil talks Glasgow Rangers with James McMahon

More News
HMV chairman says it is 'a matter of time' before they are Britain's biggest...
DFA Records deny reports New Order are working with James Murphy
Flashback Festival among three Essex events cancelled due to 'unforeseen circumstances'
Kasabian cover Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' and announce plans to perform debut album in...
Prince reveals two new songs ahead of dual album release – listen
Neil Young rumoured to be releasing orchestral album 'Storytone'
Radiohead update official app with new music
Superfood announce details of debut album 'Don't Say That' – hear new song
Disclosure working with Mary J Blige on her new album 'The London Sessions'
Marina and the Diamonds preview snippet of new track 'Froot' – listen
Ryan Adams streams new album online
Rapper Riff Raff attacks 'chubby' Sam Smith after being cut from VMAs Instagram photo
Ash's Tim Wheeler announces debut solo album 'Lost Domain' – hear first song now
Yoko Ono announces this year's recipients of the Lennon Ono Grant For Peace
Royal Blood say debut album success shows there is 'hope for guitars and riffs' – watch
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke dismisses idea of 'Silent Alarm' anniversary tour
Mercury Music Prize 2014 nominees to be revealed next week
Today's new album releases: The Kooks, Pulled Apart By Horses and more
Arcade Fire cover Wolf Parade during final, homecoming Reflektor tour show – watch
Superfood and Honeyblood to play NME New Breed Tour
Foals and The Antlers to feature in Transgressive Records' free September downloads
Representative for Ariana Grande denies leaked nude photos are real

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today