The 100 best London songs

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No. 100: ‘The City’ – Ed Sheeran (2011)

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  • ‘The City’ – Ed Sheeran (2011)

    "This town is alive, With lights that blind keep me awake..."

    Despite not looking old enough to have left the Scouts let alone the bosom of his family, dubstep-folkie Sheeran (according to this song, at least) is a streetwise character with a cynic's eye for the pleasures and pitfalls of the big city which he credits with informing, inspiring and ultimately improving his music. Nice work, London.

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