Can’t Get You Out Of Minehead

Celebrating provincial life in Great Britain through the power of song, part 1. These are funnier if you’re familiar with the song, or the place, or ideally both. Thanks to Owen for invaluable input.

20 Forfar Betty Page : Snowboy
Aintree Sweet : The Beatles
All Things Brighton Beautiful : Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Alloa : Elvis Presley
Alnwick Get Your Gun : Squeeze
Babbacombe Mow Mow : The Rivingtons
Bacup Train : Al Green
Band On Durham : Wings
Bangor Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) : Cher
Barmouth Strikes Again : The Smiths
Bass (Harlow Can You Go) : Simon Harris
Bat Out Of Hull : Meatloaf
Beeston Burden : The Rolling Stones
Beg, Steal Or Barrow : The New Seekers
Birmingham Rhapsody : Queen
Bootle-Icious : Destiny’s Child
Boston Cry : The Cure
Brand Newquay : Melanie
Brigg Time : Peter Gabriel
Brixham Mortar : The Jam
Burning And Luton : Bob Marley
Bury Me Beneath The Willow : Woody Guthrie
Can’t Get You Out Of Minehead : Kylie Minogue
Cambourne Eileen : Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Can I Get A Widnes : Marvin Gaye
Can You Seaham Me : Jimi Hendrix
Can’t Hadleigh Wait : The Replacements
Cathays Clowne : Everly Brothers
Cheatin’ Inverness’t Room : Lynn White
Chester Gigolo : Louis Armstrong
Chesterfield-ing : Bad Manners
Cold Torquay : John Lennon
Colwyn Bay-Ton Rouge : Garth Brooks
Crewe-el To Be Kind : Will Young
Daventry & Change My Mind : Ronnie Lane
Dirty Harwich : Lalo Schifrin
Drive Caerphilly, Dear : The Paper Chase
Dudley Good To Me : Beats International
Dunblane It On Me : Fats Domino
Egham My Face : Nine Below Zero
Eton Alive : Diana Ross
Even Better Than The Rhyl Thing : U2
Everybody’s Dorking : Fred Neil
Everything Hyde Do (Hyde Do It For You) : Bryan Adams
Fascinating Lytham : Fred Astaire
Fools Rushden : Vic Damone
For All The Cowes : Foo Fighters
Frome Frome Frome Frome : John Lee Hooker
Girlfriend In A Cromer : The Smiths
Goin’ Through Your Perth : Material Issue
Goole, You’ll Be A Woman Soon : Urge Overkill
Gwynedd Takes It All : Abba

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4 Responses to Can’t Get You Out Of Minehead

  1. Bamdotbos says:

    Me and the Falmouth – The Housemartins

  2. Owen says:

    Did we mention Sexual Ealing by Marvin Gaye? We probably did…

  3. simon says:

    Hello Owen. I can’t find any record in the archives of Sexual Ealing, so if it was mentioned, then we never got round to writing it down. I can say with some confidence though that it’s already one of my favourites. Especially since I’ve been to Ealing, and it was far from sexual.

    Interestingly, one of my other very favourites (which will follow eventually, I’m doing them alphabetically) is also sex related – Theme From Essex Press. I wonder if there’s any significance to that.

  4. Dominic says:

    Carmel Chameleon – Culture Club
    Its More Fun to Commute – Kraftwerk (I know, I know)
    Just be Goodge to me – S.O.S. Band
    Under Preston – Bowie / Mercury
    Never Lemington Again – Depeche Mode
    Canvey Sure – The Sundays
    Beat Diss – Bomb the Bass
    Monkey Gone to Hebburn – The Pixies
    You Madeley Realise – My Bloody Valentine
    Hounslow Love – Kate Bush
    Bury Tale Of New York – Pogues

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