European songs: Europe’s most popular cities revealed

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At a time when European songs are in the spotlight we reveal another musical popularity contest.

Paris is the city musicians are most obsessed with, heavily featured in 3,226 songs. London is the second most mentioned city in songs, followed by Rome (1,266 songs) and Berlin (1,054). Porto, Amsterdam and Madrid are also among the most sung-about European cities in music

France (1,693 songs) is the country most featured in tunes, followed by Spain and Italy. From ex-lovers to luxury cars, there are many inspirations musicians draw upon to pen their songs, but which locations are our favourite singers most obsessed with? Curious to find out, OnBuy.com used data from lyrics.com to reveal the most sung-about cities and countries in Europe. 

Which is the most sung-about European city?
Paris is the European city musicians are most obsessed with. For centuries, the city of lights has inspired not only painters and poets but also music artists, as there are 3,226 songs recorded in honour of the capital of France. 

EUROPEAN SONGS Paris-credits-CatarinaBelova-shutterstockLondon is calling as the second most sung-about city in music! From The Clash and David Bowie to Taylor Swift and Fergie, the city’s cultural significance has been a source of inspiration for all types of genres as the UK’s capital is featured in 2,256 songs.

Rome makes the top 3 cities most mentioned in music. One of the world’s biggest artistic centres, Italy’s capital is featured in 1,266 songs. Following behind is Berlin in fourth place with 1,054 songs referencing the capital of Germany. From the bottom to the top of the list, we find Brussels in 15th place. The capital of Belgium is mentioned in 97 of the songs analysed in the study. Just ahead in 14th place is Dublin, with 179 songs featuring the capital of Ireland. 

What is the most sung-about country in Europe?
It seems that the French connection still has the power to inspire musicians as France is mentioned in 1,693 of the songs analysed, making it the most sung-about European country in music. 

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Following closely behind is Spain with 831 songs as the second most mentioned country in music. Italy again takes its place on the list but this time as the third most sung-about European country, present in 1,356 tunes. 

From ex-lovers to luxury cars, there are many inspirations musicians draw upon to pen their songs, but which locations are our favourite singers most obsessed with? Curious to find out, OnBuy.com used data from lyrics.com to reveal the most sung-about cities and countries in Europe. 

Curious to find out more, go to OnBuy.com who used data from lyrics.com to reveal the most sung-about cities and countries in Europe.

Find out more about European songs and the history of The European song contest

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