Travel songs about Europe
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Europe is a continent that probably every traveller will visit once in their lifetime and home to the Eurovision song contest. Most of the well-known English language songs eminate from England but a few travel songs from other parts of the World make an appearance.
Euro trash Girl - Chicks on speed
Spend enough time in Europe and you're sure to encounter the subject of this song.
Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express
From the German leaders of synthesizer music, Trans Europa Express is a moody instrumental landscape.
Zoo Station - U2
Berlin's Zoo (Zoologischer Garten) station has always been an amazing place to visit and this song captures a moody side to the area. For an extra bonus, when you are there, don't forget to catch the U-bahn 2 (U2) to Zoo Station.
Waterloo - ABBA
The Swedish pop group won Eurovision with this song that strangely links Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo and love.
In Liverpool - Suzanne Vega
Not the cheeriest of songs - which is why it probably captures the feeling of being in Liverpool on a drab afternoon: 'And the boy in the belfry.
He's crazy, he's throwing himself. Down from the top of the tower.'
Vienna - Ultravox
The video clip for this moody song is almost enough to inspire a visit to Austria's capital.
Pop Muzik - M
It's mostly Europe, so visit New York on the same trip to complete the chorus: 'New York, London, Paris, Munich, everybody talk about pop muzik.'
Vienna Calling - Falco
This song shows why Austrian pop music rarely makes it passed the country's border.
Istanbul (Not Constantinople) - Trevor Horn Orchestra
An upbeat and amusing song about the name of Turkey's largest city (but not its capital).
Dominion Mother Russia - Sisters of Mercy
Time to get chanting: 'Mother Russia, Mother Russia rain down down down'.
Moscow - Genghis Kahn
Released as a pop song to promote the 1980 Olympic games, few songs get cheesier than this one: 'Moscow, La-la-lah, lah-la-la-lah
La-la-lah, lah-la-la-lah, Hoh-hoh-hoh-hoh-hoh, Hey!'
Back in the USSR - The Beatles
Apparently inspired by the Chuck Berry song, Back in USA, this is a classic Beatles track about the former communist state.
Warsaw - Joy Division
A dark and broody piece just like the Polish capital itself.
More songs about Europe
- Amsterdam - Coldplay
- Amsterdam - Crowded House
- Amsterdam - Jacques Brel
- Amsterdam - Mando Diao
- April In Paris - Ella Fitzgerald
- Barcelona - Freddie Mercury
- Belfast - Boney M
- Belfast Child - Simple Minds
- Berlin - Fischer-Z
- Deutscher Girls - Adam and the Ants
- Dublin - Thin Lizzy
- Fall of Rome - The Bottletop Band
- Frühling in Paris - Rammstein
- Going Down to Liverpool - The Bangles
- Goodnight Oslo - Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus Three
- Hamburg Song - Keane
- I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris – Morrissey
- Kiev - Barclay James Harvest
- Lisbon - The Walkmen
- Lisbon, OH - Bon Iver
- Munich - The Fray
- Night Train To Munich - Al Stewart
- Paris - Friendly Fires
- Paris - Kate Nash
- Paris Is Burning - Ladyhawke
- Paris, Tokyo - Lupe Fiasco
- Postcard From Paris - The Band Perry
- Rainy Zurich - The Fray
- Roads To Moscow - Al Stewart
- Stranger In Moscow - Michael Jackson
- The White Cliffs Of Dover - Vera Lynn
- Warszawa - David Bowie