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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  • 80

    ‘Blessed’ – Simon & Garfunkel (1965)

    Guide to London’s alternative tourist attractions

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  • 79

    ‘Upper Clapton Dance’ – Professor Green (2009)

    Because it’s not all big specs and fixies out east

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  • 78

    ‘A Rainy Night In Soho’ – The Pogues (1985)

    Boozy hymn to the West End

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  • 77

    ‘Strange Town’ – The Jam (1979)

    A sentiment familiar to millions

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  • 76

    ‘Werewolves of London’ – Warren Zevon (1978)

    Ode to London’s second most irritating public health nuisance

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  • 75

    ‘A Foggy Day (In London Town)’ – Ella Fitzgerald (1956)

    London: the best place on Earth to be miserable

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  • 74

    ‘The Battle Of Epping Forest’ – Genesis (1973)

    Gang violence, 1970s prog rock style

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  • 73

    ‘Warwick Avenue’ – Duffy (2008)

    Making the tube sound unreasonably glamorous

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  • 72

    ‘Hey London’ – Chiddy Bang (2010)

    A big thanks to the city’s hipsters

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  • 71

    ‘London Dungeon’ – The Misfits (1981)

    Iconic US punks’ cult ode to a night spent in London’s cells

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