Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Famous rivers & lakes in songs


This is the playlist for my Radio Boo broadcast tomorrow Wednesday 2 November 2016, with 1)  famous rivers & 2) famous lakes of the earth, mentioned in songs.


1) Famous rivers in songs


Acheron / Αχέρων (Hellas / Europe)

Οι Κληρονόμοι - ΗΜΙΣΚΟΎΜΠΡΙΑ (LP Τη Λόλα Απ' Τη Φωτιά Ποιος Θα Τη Βγάλει, 2001)
Στίχοι: Η μοίρα φέρθηκε σκληρά στον καλό μας θείο, τον πήρε στον Αχέροντα του θάνατου το πλοίο




Amazon & Ganges (Peru, Colombia, Brasil, Ecuador / America & India, Bangladesh, Asia)

Voyage Voyage - DESIRELESS (single, December 1986)
DE # 1, AT # 1, NO # 1, FR # 2, CH # 4, NL # 9, SE # 11, BE # 19, UK # 53
Lyrics: on the Ganges, or the Amazon, Spain (Europe), Ecuador (America), Fiji (Oceania), Fujijama (Asia), Sahara (Africa)




Danube / Donau (Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Moldova / Europe)

House On The Blue Danube (An Instrumental) - MALCOLM McLAREN & THE BOOTZILLA ORCHESTRA (LP  Waltz Darling, 1989)
Based on The Blue Danube (An Der Schönen Blauen Donau) by Austrian composer Johann Strauss II (1866), son of Johann Strauss Sr. (Radetzky March, 1848) and not to be confused with Richard Strauss (Also Sprach Zarathustra, 1896)




Gorgopotamos & Alamana / Γοργοπόταμος & Αλαμάνα (Σπερχειός) (Hellas, Europe)

Στ'άρματα - ΜΑΡΙΑ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΑΔΗ feat. ΘΑΝΟΣ ΜΙΚΡΟΥΤΣΙΚΟΣ (LP Τα Αντάρτικα, 1981)
Στίχοι: ο Γοργοπόταμος στην Αλαμάνα στέλνει περήφανο χαιρετισμό
Lyrics: Gorgopotamos sends Alamana his proud salute




Guadalquivir (Spain / Europe)

Spanish Train - CHRIS De BURGH (LP Spanish Train & Other Stories, 1975)
Lyrics: There's  A Spanish train that runs between Guadalquivir & Old Seville




Hudson (USA / America)

Ecstasy - LOU REED (LP Ecstasy, 2000)
Lyrics: the Hudson rocketing with light

New York State Of Mind - BILLY JOEL (LP Turnstiles, 1976)
Lyrics: I'm takin'a a Greyhound on the Hudson river line




Ilissos / Ιλισσός (Hellas / Europe)

Θα Σε Ξανάβρω Στους Μπαξέδες - ΗΛΙΑΣ ΑΝΔΡΙΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ feat. ΑΝΤΩΝΗΣ ΚΑΛΟΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ & ΑΛΚΗΣΤΗ ΠΡΩΤΟΨΑΛΤΗ (LP Γράμματα Στον Μακρυγιάννη... 1979)
(Μάνος Ελευθερίου - Ηλίας Ανδριόπουλος)
Στίχοι: στο Άργος και τον Ιλισσό

Ιλισσός - ΜΑΝΟΣ ΧΑΤΖΙΔΑΚΗΣ feat. ΝΑΝΑ ΜΟΣΥΧΟΥΡΗ (single, 1958)
Στίχοι: Πως τον λεν τον ποταμό, Ιλισσό




Jordan (Palestine / Asia)

Eve Of Destruction - BARRY McGUIRE (single, 1965)
US # 1, UK # 3,NO # 1, NL # 3, DE # 6, BE # 15
Lyrics: even the Jordan river has bodies floatin'

Jordan: The Comeback - PREFAB SPROUT (LP Jordan: The Coemback, 1990)
Lyrics

Will You Be There - MICHAEL JACKSON (LP Dangerous, 1991 / OST Free Willy, 1993)
US # 7, UK # 8, CA # 3, NL # 3, BE # 3, CH # 3, AT # 11, DE # 12, SE # 22, FR # 29, NZ # 2
Lyrics: Hold me, like the River Jordan




Kwai (Thailand / Asia)

Colonel Bogey March / The River Kwai March - MITCH MILLER & HIS ORCHESTRA (OST The Bridge On The River Kwai, 1957)
NL # 1, BE # 5, NO # 8, US # 20



Mersey (United Kingdom / Europe)

Ferry Cross The Mersey - GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS (single, December 1964)
US # 6, UK # 8
Lyrics




Mississippi (USA / America)

Black Water - THE DOOBIE BROTHERS (LP What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits, 1974)
US # 1
Lyrics: Well, I built me a raft and she's ready for floatin', ol' Mississippi she's callin' my name

Memphis, Tennessee - CHUCK BERRY (b side on Back In The U.S.A., 1959)
Lyrics: just a half a mile from the Mississippi bridge

Up On The Cripple Creek - THE BAND (LP The Band, 1969)
US # 25, CA # 10
Lyrics: When I get off of this mountain you know where I want to go, straight down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico, to Lake Charles, Louisisana




Moskva (Russia / Europe)

Wind Of Change - SCORPIONS (LP Crazy World, 1990)
US # 4, UK # 2, DE # 1, NL # 1, AT # 1, CH # 1, FR # 1, NO # 1, SE # 1, BE # 2, EUROPEAN # 1, AU # 7, NZ # 17
Lyrics: I follow the Moskva down to Gorky Park




Nile (Egypt, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Congo, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania / Africa)

Marrakesh Night Market - LOREENA McKENNITT (LP The Mask & The Mirror, 1994)
Lyrics: The lessons are written on parchments of paper, They're carried by horse from the river Nile says the shadowy voice, In the firelight, the cobra is casting the flame in a winsome smile.

Nights Over Egypt - THE JONES GIRLS (single, 1981)
Lyrics: there had once lived a girl, she ruled the world. then down the Nile he came with a smile, he was a king she was a queen

Walk Like An Egyptian - BANGLES (LP Different Light, 1986)
US # 1, UK # 3, DE # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, AT # 6, CH # 8, FR # 15
Lyrics: all the bazaar men on the Nile, they got the money on a bet

Στην Αγορά Του Αλ Χαλίλι - ΑΛΚΙΝΟΟΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΙΔΗΣ (LP Στην Αγορά Του Κόσμου, 1993)
Στίχοι; Ο άνεμος θα καίει στη γη του Νείλου




Orinoco (Venezuela, Colombia / America)

Orinoco Flow - ENYA (LP Watermark, 1988)
UK # 1, CH # 1, NL # 1, BE # 1, DE # 2, SE # 2, NO # 5, FR # 16, EUROPEAN # 1, US # 24, AU # 6, NZ # 2
Lyrics: Fiji (Melanesia, Oceania), Tiree (Inner Hebrides, Scotland), Isles of Ebony, Ebudae (Inner Hebrides, Scotland), Khartoum (Sudan, Africa), Tripoli (Libya, Africa), Bali (Indonesia, Asia), Cali (Colombia, America), Coral Sea (Australia, Oceania), Bissau (Guinea-Bissau, Africa), Palau (Micronesia, Oceania), Avalon, Yellow Sea (China-Korea, Asia), Peru (America), Cebu (Philippines, Asia), Babylon (Iraq, Asia).
See: Song map




Rhine / Rhein (Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, Framce, The Netherlands / Europe

G.I. Blues - ELVIS PRESLEY (single, 1961 / OST G.I. Blues, 1960)
Lyrics: they give us a room with a view on the beautiful Rhine

To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap) - MEL BROOKS (single, 1983 / OST To Be Or Not To Be, 1983)
NO # 1, SE # 2, UK # 12, DE # 11, CH # 15, BE # 23, AU # 3, NZ # 24
Lyrics: I drunk wine from the Rhine with the finest ladies




Rio Grande (USA, Mexico / America)

Rio - DURAN DURAN (LP Rio, 1982)
UK # 9, US # 14, CA # 3, NZ # 36
Lyrics: Rio dance cross the Rio Grande




Rubicon (Italy / Europe)

Streets Of Love - THE ROLLING STONES (LP A Bigger Bang, 2005)
ES # 1, DK # 4, NL # 5, SE # 5, FI # 10, NO # 14, UK # 15, DE # 15, IT # 17, CH # 21, AT # 26, BE # 41
Lyrics: I think i've crossed the Rubicon




Seine (France / Europe)

A Paris - YVES MONTAND (single, 1948)
Lyrics: ce cont ses amoureux a La Seine (they are the lovers of the Seine)

Joe Le Taxi - VANESSA PARADIS (single, 1987)
FR # 1, UK # 3, DE # 8, BE # 8, NO # 5, SE # 7, NL # 25
Lyrics: et La Seine

Our Last Summer - ABBA (LP Super Trouper, 1980)
Lyrics: walks along the Seine (also: Paris, Elysee, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame)

The Metro - BERLIN (single, 1981 / LP Pleasure Victim, 1982)
Lyrics: I remember a night we walked along the Seine




Severn (United Kingdom, Europe)

Wondeful Life - HURTS (LP Happiness2010)
UK # 21, DE # 2, CH # 4, AT # 6, DK # 8, FI # 15, BE # 27, SE # 30, NL # 83
Lyrics: On a bridge across the Severn on a Saturday night



Shenandoah (USA, America)

Take Me Home, Country Roads - JOHN DENVER (single, 1971)
US # 2, CA # 3
Lyrics: Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River




Tallahatchie (USA / America)

Ode To Billie Joe - BOBBIE GENTRY (LP Ode To Billie Joe, 1967)
US # 1, UK # 13, NL # 11, DE # 23
Lyrics: today Billie Joe MacAllister jumped of the Tallahatchie bridge




Thames, Tyne & Forth (United Kingdom / Europe)

This Is A Low - BLUR (LP Park Life, 1994)
Lyrics: Hit traffic on the dogger bank, up the Thames to find a taxi rank.... Up the Tyne, Forth & Cramity, there's a low in the high forties




Tigris & Euphrates (Turkey & Iraq / Turkey, Syria & Iraq / Asia)

Rivers Of Babylon - BONEY M (LP Nightflight To Venus, 1978)
UK # 1, DE # 1, CH # 1, AT # 1, SE # 1, NO # 1, NL # 70, EUROPEAN # 1, US # 30, AU # 1, NZ # 1
Lyrics




Volga (Russia / Europe)

Αν Θα Μπορούσα Τον Κόσμο Να Άλλαζα - ΦΊΛΙΠΠΟΣ ΠΛΙΑΤΣΙΚΑΣ feat. MC YINKA (LP Όμνια, 2007)
Στίχοι: την είδα πάλι στις όχθες του Βόλγα που ένας στρατιώτης τη φώναξε Όλγα
Lyrics: I saw her again on the shores of Volga, when a soldier called her Olga




2) Famous lakes in songs


Dead Sea (Palestine / Asia)

So Why So Sad - MANIC STREET PREACHERS (LP Know Your Enemy, 2001)
UK # 8, FI # 4, SE # 26, NL # 88, DE # 94
Lyrics: searching for the Dead Sea Scrolls...




Königsee (Germany / Europe)

Die Sennerin Vom Königsee - KIZ (single, 1982)
DE # 3, AT # 3, CH # 3
Lyrics




Lake Geveva (Switzerland / Europe)

A Lady Of A Certain Age - DIVINE COMEDY (LP Victory For The Comic Muse, 2006)
Lyrics: at Noel's parties by Lake Geneva

Smoke On The Water - DEEP PURPLE (LP Machine Head, 1972)
US # 4, UK # 21, AT # 11, NL # 11, DE # 20, BE # 27
Lyrics: We all came out to Montreux on the Lake Geneva shoreline

West End Girls - PET SHOP BOYS (single, 1985 / LP Please, 1986)
US # 1, UK # 1, NO # 1, DE # 2, SE # 2, CH # 2, NL # 4, AT # 5, BE # 6, CA # 1, AU # 5, NZ # 1
The song was originally released in 1984.
Lyrics: from Lake Geneva to the Finland Station




Lake Superior: Great Lakes (USA, Canada / America)

The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald - GORDON LIGHTFOOT (LP Summertime Dream, 1976)
US # 2, CA # 1
Lyrics: The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down of the big lake they called ''Gitche Gumee''




Lake Tanganyika (Burundi, DR Congo, Tanzania, Zambia / Africa)

Modern Dance - LOU REED (LP Ecstacy, 2000)
Lyrics: so maybe I should go to Tanganyika, where the rivers run, down mountains tall and steep




Lake Titicaca (Bolivia, Peru / America)

The Mambo Craze - DE-PHAZZ feat. PAT APPLETON (LP Godsdog, 1999)
Lyrics: space cake break on the Titicaca lake




Lake Victoria (Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya / Africa)

Is It A Crime? - SADE (LP Promise, 1985)
UK # 49, NL # 24, BE # 28, CH # 30, FR # 46, DE # 57
Lyrics: my love is wider than Victoria lake




Sea Of Galilee (Palestine, Asia)

Άδεια Μου Αγκαλιά - ΔΙΟΝΥΣΗΣ ΣΑΒΒΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ (LP Το Ξενοδοχείο, 1997)
Στίχοι: να σου φέγγουν (αγγελούδια) να βαδίζεις εν χάριτι ομορφιάς, σαν Χριστός πάνω απ' τη λίμνη και σε μένα να γυρνάς




The playlist

22:02:47 Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra - House Of The Blue Danube (LP Waltz Darling, 1989)
22:07:31 De-Phazz - The Mambo Craze (LP Godsdog, 1999)
22:11:40 Desireless - Voyage Voyage (1987)
22:15:55 Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls (1985 / LP Please, 1986)
22:24:25 Maria Dimitriadi feat. Thanos Mikroutsikos - St'armata (LP Ta Antartika, 1981)
22:26:27 Mitch Miller & His Orchestra - Colonel Bogey / March From The River Kwai (OST The Bridge On The River Kwai, 1957)
22:28:44 Filippos Pliatsikas feat. MC Yinka - An Tha Borousa Ton Kosmo Na Allaza (2007)
22:32:25 Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon (LP Nightflight To Venus, 1978)
22:36:04 ABBA - Our Last Summer (LP Super Trouper, 1980)
22:40:17 Blur - This Is a Low (LP Park Life, 1994)
22:45:14 Lou Reed - Modern Dance (LP Ecstacy, 2000)
22:50:00 The Rolling Stones - Streets Of Love (LP A Bigger Bang, 2005)
22:54:31 Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction (1965)
22:58:13 Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe (LP Ode To Billie Joe, 1967)
23:02:15 The Doobie Brothers - Black Water (LP What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits, 1974)
23:06:39 Gordon Lightfoot - The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald (LP Summertime Dream, 1976)
23:13:10 Gerry & The Pacemakers - Ferry Cross The Mersey (1964)
23:15:54 Nana Mouskouri - Ilissos (1958)
23:19:24 Yves Montand - A Paris (LP Chante Paris, 1948)
23:22:38 The Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt (1981)
23:27:16 Loreena McKennitt - Marrakesh Night Market (LP The Mask & The Mirror, 1994)
23:33:25 Enya - Orinoco Flow (LP Watermark, 1988)
23:37:34 Michael Jackson & The Cleveland Orchestra - Will You Be There (LP Dangerous, 1991 / OST Free Willy, 1993)
23:41:11 Dionysis Savvopoulos - Adeia Mou Agalia (LP To Xenodochio, 1997)
23:45:22 Billy Joel - New York State Of Mind (LP Turnstiles, 1976)
23:50:20 Sade - Is It A Crime (LP Promise, 1985)
23:55:44 Chris de Burgh - Spanish Train (LP Spanish Train & Other Stories, 1975)


1 comment:

LefterisLalos said...

Αν πίστευα ότι υπάρχει εκεί έξω κάποιος Έλληνας ραδιοφωνατζής, ο οποίος είναι ικανός να κάνει εκπομπή...

...όχι καλύτερη της παραπάνω...

...όχι ισάξια ή αντάξια της παραπάνω...

...αλλά έστω μια κλάση υποδεέστερη...

...θα έκοβα τα γεννητικά μου όργανα και θα τα ταϊζα στα σκυλιά!