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Norfolk’s pop song top twenty

We know David Bowie sang about the Norfolk Broads in Life on Mars, but what other Norfolk songs are there?  Here’s our pop-tastic top twenty. Start singing Wroxham to the tune of The Police’s Roxanne and we think it’ll become a real earworm for you.

Wroxham River Bure Broads paddleboat

Wroxham – The Police

Sweet dreams are made of Diss – Eurhythmics

Watton Earth (Will You Do For Heaven’s Sake) – Johnny Cash

I am a Syderstone Drinker – The Wurzels

Reedham and Weep – Meat Loaf again!

King's Lynn waterfront sunset West Norfolk

The King’s Lynner Takes It All – Abba

Bacton Black – Amy Winehouse

Horsey Horsey Don’t You Stop – popular nursery rhyme song

My Ding-a-Lyng – Chuck Berry

(Sittin’ on the) Docking of the Bay – Otis Redding


Wells, Did You Evah! – Cole Porter

What’s The Story (Horning Glory) – Oasis

Salle Man – Sam and Dave (it’s pronounced Saul)

(Thurne Baby Thurne) Disco Inferno – The Trammps

Rolling in the Deopham – Adele (it’s pronounced Deep’m)

(Diss’ll be) The Last Time – Rolling Stones

I Shotesham the Sheriff – Eric Clapton (it’s pronounced Shots’m)

(Like a) Bat out of Wells – Meat Loaf

And, depending on how you pronounce it…

Oh Happy Cley – The Edwin Hawkins Singers

Born to Cley – Lana Del Ray