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The North in 100 Songs as voted for by you!

Posted on 20 June 2018

We asked you to nominate your favourite Northern anthems to create the top 100 favourite songs of the north. We can now reveal The North in 100 Songs, as chosen by you.

You can listen to the full list on Spotify

Hear a selection of the songs from the list performed by the Great Northern All Star Band featuring Field Music and friends on Saturday 23 June and see Stanley Chow’s portraits of some of your favourite Northern musicians throughout Great Exhibition of the North.

The North in 100 Songs

10CC – I’m not in Love
808 State – Pacific State
AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long
Alan Price – Jarrow Song
Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
Atomic Kitten – Whole Again
Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen in Love
Cheryl Cole – Fight for this Love
Chris Rea – Steel River
Cilla Black – You’re My World
Corrine Bailey Rae – Like a Star
Def Leppard – Animal
Dire Straits – Tunnel of Love
Dire Straits – Romeo and Juliet
Dream Academy – Life in a Northern Town
Echo and the Bunnymen – Bring On The Dancing Horses
Elbow – One Day Like This
Elvis Costello – Shipbuilding
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams
Everything but the Girl – Missing
Everything Everything – Distant Past
Field Music – Count it Up
Field Music – The Noisy Days are Over
Frankie and the Heartstrings – Don’t Look Surprised
Geordie Ridley – Blaydon Races
Jake Thackray – Lah-di-Dah
Jimmy Nail – Big River
Joe Fagin – Breakin’ Away
Joy Division – Disorder
Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby
Kate Rusby – Underneath the Stars
Kathryn Tickell – Music for a New Crossing
Kathryn WIlliams – Tell Me The Truth As If It Were Lies
Kenickie – Come out 2nite
Lanterns on the Lake – Another Tale From Another English Town
Lighthouse Family – High
Lindisfarne – Fog on the Tyne
Little Mix – Shout Out to My Ex
Little Mix – Black Magic
M People – Search for the Hero
M People – How Can I Love You More
Mark Knopfler – Local Hero
Maximo Park – By the Monument
Mel B – I Want You Back
Nadine Shah – Out the Way
Nick Drake – Northern Sky
Nightmares on Wax – You Wish
Oasis – Live Forever
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Electricity
Penetration – Don’t Dictate
Pet Shop Boys – Love Comes Quickly
Pet Shop Boys – It’s a Sin
PINS – Too Little Too Late
PJ & Duncan – Lets Get Ready to Rumble
Prefab Sprout – When Love Breaks Down
Pulp – Common People
Rafiki Jazz – Jhooli Laal Qalander
Richard Dawson – Ghost of a Tree
Richard Hawley – The Ocean
Roxy Music – Love is the Drug
Roxy Music – Virginia Plain
She Drew The Gun – Since You Were Not Mine
Shed Seven – Chasing Rainbows
Skinny Pelembe – Spit/Swallow
Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
Sting – Fields of Gold
Tasmin Archer – Sleeping Satellite
The Animals – House of the Rising Sun
The Animals – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
The Beatles – Something
The Beatles – Penny Lane
The Charlatans – North Country Boy
The Cornshed Sisters – The Message
The Cribs – Cheat on Me
The Fall – Hit the North
The Futureheads – Carnival Kids
The Housemartins – Happy Hour
The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
The Human League – Together in Electric Dreams
The Kane Gang – Closest Thing to Heaven
The La’s – There She Goes
The Lake Poets – City by the Sea
The Liverbirds – Why Do You Hang Around Me
The Long Blondes – Once and Never Again
The Marmozets – Play
The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
The Smiths – How Soon is Now
The Stone Roses – Mersey Paradise
The Unthanks – A Great Northern River
The Young’Uns – A Place Called England
The Zutons – Valerie
Various – The Water of Tyne
Venom – Black Metal
Venom – Welcome to Hell
Vessels – Eliptic
Vic Reeves and the Wonderstuff – Dizzy
Warm Digits – The Connected Coast
Wedding Present – I’m From Further North Than You
Whitesnake – Here I Go Again
Wild Beasts – Big Cat