Throughout the years, songs from Liverpool musicians, and even songs about Liverpool itself, have been flying high in the charts. They’ve even filled football stadiums, in fact. It’s of little surprise that a city that introduced the world to the Beatles has helped to influence generation after generation of musical talent. Here is a list of songs about Liverpool from Liverpool musicians that you’ll surely remember.
One of the most iconic songs in all of football is You’ll Never Walk Alone, with a version by Gerry and the Pacemakers being particularly close to Liverpool, and even more so, to fans of Liverpool Football Club. It’s become a timeless anthem for Liverpool and has united generations of fans over the years. It was also used by Hillsborough campaigners knowing just how special this song is to fans of LFC.
It’s hard to pinpoint the best-loved songs of The Beatles as there are so many, but this surely has to rank among them. John Lennon was inspired by the suburbs from his childhood. The gatepost to the fields is nestled away close to the late icon’s childhood home in Woolton. He would spend hours playing with his friends in the garden behind the gates. Fans continue to make their way to this special place visiting from around the world.
The residents of Liverpool know all too well the excitement that accompanied taking the Mersey Ferry as a young boy or girl. And they know just as well that that excitement remains with them as an adult. One of the most well-known songs about Liverpool, the record was successful on both sides of the Atlantic. It was later released as a charity single in memory of those who were affected by the Hillsborough disaster.
Frankie Goes to Hollywood were on a hot streak around this time, and they left their place in the history books with this release in 1984. The decade’s political climate saw the Cold War make the headlines again, allowing a threat of a nuclear war to hover over the ’80s generation. Frankie cultivated the hearts and thoughts of ’80s Britain with a song that sold almost two million copies in the UK alone.
The La’s are simply one of Liverpool’s most famous bands. Mike Badger thought up the name in a dream. As it happens, “la” is also a Scouse way of referring to someone as a lad. The song they’re best known for is undoubtedly 1988’s There She Goes. It’s also one of the most popular songs associated with the city of Liverpool and was accompanied by a Jeff Baynes-directed music video. The video, shot in the countryside in the band’s home town, showcases the raw talent of four Liverpool musicians at the top of their game.