The 100 best London songs

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Time Out's team of experts celebrate the city's finest moments on record

Browse the full list below, click on each song to read more and tell us what you think in the comments.

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  • 90

    ‘The Grunwick Affair’ – Dennis Bovell (1977)

    Union politics get the dub treatment


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  • 89

    ‘Hampstead Way’ – Linda Lewis (1971)

    True tales of urban bohemia


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  • 88

    ‘14 Hour Technicolour Dream’ – The Syn (1967)

    Song performed at a legendary psychedelic all-nighter at Alexandra Palace starring Pink Floyd


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  • 87

    ‘Piccadilly’ – Squeeze (1981)

    People watching with a beat


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  • 86

    ‘American Boy’ – Estelle feat. Kanye West (2008)


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  • 85

    ‘The Greater London Radio’ – Hefner (2000)

    Local news for the lovelorn


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  • 84

    ‘Brompton Oratory’ – Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (1997)

    A religious experience for Nick Cave


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  • 83

    ‘Tower of London’ – ABC (1985)

    A landmark track for the lovers of lamé


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  • 82

    ‘Chelsea Girl’ – Simple Minds (1979)

    Some things never change


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  • 81

    ‘Crushed Bones’ – Why? (2005)

    Hip hop observational dramady


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