Articles Tagged 'The Pogues'

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Five Irish Things The British Have Adopted

This Monday is St. Patrick’s Day, a chance for Irish people to celebrate Irishness and for people who are not Irish (even by descent) to pretend that they are. Things that are not usually green will be made green. Things that do not normally sport shamrocks will suddenly look very lucky indeed, and there will […]

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It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Five Great Irish Songs About Ireland

Note: these are just five great Irish songs about Ireland, not THE five greatest Irish songs about Ireland. Extensive research has lead us to conclude that there are indeed several more, but space forbids them all being included here. “Molly Malone” One of the most famous of all Irish songs about Ireland, and the official […]

The Brit List: 10 Great British Songs About New York

What? They’re are all great, OK? We didn’t just use the word because it’s a pun on Great Britain or anything. I’m actually standing here before you, hand on heart, and saying these songs by Hello, Thom Yorke, Sting and the Libertines are all of equal worth, and they’re all, to a greater or lesser […]

The Brit List: Summer of London – 10 Great London Songs

“The Lambeth Walk” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CPRVRiJ7QQ&feature=related London is well served with hymns to its own populace, going back to Music Hall days and beyond. Here’s North London’s own Chas & Dave with a song from the 1937 musical Me and My Girl. The song, named after a street in the borough of Lambeth, was so popular at […]

A Very British Christmas Part 1: Three Essential Songs

A big part of every festive season is the annual digging out of the Christmas CDs while you’re putting up your decorations. There are old favorites to dust down, together with the addition of new and exciting cover versions of “Little Drummer Boy” and “Silent Night,” which emerge every single year, to sit alongside such […]

Kirsty MacColl Remembered 10 Years Later

U2 frontman Bono called her “the Noël Coward of her generation.” And even if you don’t know her name, you’ve heard her winsome British voice in songs from The Smiths, Morrissey, Talking Heads, and most notably, on The Pogues‘ “Fairytale of New York,” which has become a holiday standard. It was ten years ago today […]