List of songs about Sydney

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This is a list of songs which mention or are about Sydney, the capital city of New South Wales, Australia, as well as the suburbs of Sydney.

Song listings[edit]

The list is ordered alphabetically by suburb and within suburb alphabetically by song title. Where known, the songwriters, performing artists and album or CD on which the track has appeared are listed. Some of the tracks listed appear on the Sony Music 2000 double-compilation CD Somewhere in Sydney – 30 songs from the Harbour City, which was compiled and conceived by Glenn A. Baker.

Balmain[edit]

Bellevue Hill[edit]

  • "Somewhere in Sydney" (Greg Macainsh) Skyhooks

Beverly Hills[edit]

  • "Naomi Campbell" 360

Blacktown[edit]

Bondi[edit]

Botany[edit]

  • "To the Shores of Botany Bay" (Traditional arrangement The Bushwackers) The Bushwackers

Cabramatta[edit]

  • "Cabramatta Sunrise" Dom Turner
  • "I Hang Out with the Guys in Jet('s Uncle)" Root!

Camperdown[edit]

  • "Rose of Camperdown" (Fenton/Rumble) Holly

Centennial Park[edit]

  • "Letter to Alan" (Don Walker) Cold Chisel Album Circus Animals

Chatswood[edit]

Circular Quay[edit]

Coogee[edit]

Darlinghurst[edit]

Drummoyne[edit]

Ermington[edit]

  • "This Is Not My Town" (The Model School)

Erskineville[edit]

Five Dock[edit]

Glebe[edit]

Hornsby[edit]

Kings Cross[edit]

Llandilo[edit]

  • "Meth Labs and Daygos" 360

Lavender Bay[edit]

Leichhardt[edit]

  • "Norton Street" *(Raoul Graf/Ed Kuepper) Raoul Graf

Manly[edit]

Maroubra[edit]

Marrickville[edit]

Matraville[edit]

Newtown[edit]

North Shore[edit]

  • "North Shore Girls Get Off" (Dave Beniuk) David Beniuk
  • "Somewhere in Sydney" (Greg Macainsh) Skyhooks

Paddington[edit]

Palm Beach[edit]

Parramatta[edit]

Pyrmont[edit]

Randwick[edit]

  • "Randwick Bells" (Paul Kelly) Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls[1]

Redfern[edit]

  • "Ivy Street" (Tim O'Reilly) The Mexican Spitfires Lupe Velez EP Red Eye Records
  • "The Day John Sattler Broke His Jaw" Perry Keyes The Last Ghost Train Home Album Laughing Outlaw – the song mentions several other Sydney suburbs
  • "The Last Ghost Train Home" (Perry Keyes) Perry Keyes

Stanmore[edit]

St Peters[edit]

  • "St Peters" Camperdown & Out

Strathfield[edit]

  • "Murder City Nights" (Denis Tek)Radio Birdman
  • "Rookwood" (Stephen McCowage) The Mexican Spitfires Lupe Velez EP Red Eye Records

Summer Hill[edit]

Surry Hills[edit]

  • "Green Ginger Wine" The Rumjacks
  • "Incident on South Dowling" Paul Kelly

Sydney[edit]

Tamarama[edit]

  • "Tamarama Doorslammer" *(C.Sue/A.Wilson) Killers on the Loose

Tempe[edit]

  • "You sound like Louis Burdett" – The Whitlams

Warilla[edit]

  • "Song to Warilla" (Martin Adamson [aka Lee Martin])[6] Geeza, Laser Records as a single from Streetlife (mid-1977)

Warwick Farm[edit]

Waterloo[edit]

White Bay[edit]

  • "The White Bay Paper Seller" *(Judy Small) Judy Small

Woolloomooloo[edit]

See also[edit]

  • "I've Been Everywhere" – a popular novelty song which mentions, inter alia, several Sydney suburbs albeit not Sydney itself.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "A tale of two cities' ditties". Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media). 18 September 2004. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Luke. "Tex, Don & Charlie – All Is Forgiven". Faster Louder. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Mitchell Judge (26 April 2013). "Camperdown & Out: ‘I Just Don’t Care About Anything’". Mess + Noise. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Retrieved 29 September 2007. [dead link]
  5. ^ ""Sydney City Ladies" at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Streetlife – Side One (Vinyl label). Geeza. Laser Records / RCA Records. 1977. VXLI 4046. 

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