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Dover is fourth most sung about place in UK

By Eleanor Perkins

Dover has featured on a map of the most sung about places in the world - and that's without Dame Vera Lynn's classic being included.

More than 200,000 songs charted in the top 40 since the 1960s have been analysed with the Kent town ranking the fourth most sung about destination in the UK.

Its mentioned in tracks such as Crossover by Epmd, D.I.S.C.O by N Trance, Game Over by Tinchy Stryder ft Chipmunk and Many Rivers to Cross by UB40.

The White Cliffs of Dover have been famously sung about
The White Cliffs of Dover have been famously sung about

Although the 1942 forces sweetheart's hit There'll Be Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs of Dover is arguably the most famous of all, it's not included as it was made prior to 1960.

Nevertheless, covers of the song by the likes of Robson and Jerome and The Righteous Brothers have been considered.

Global travel company Celebrity Cruises teamed up with data scientists and music experts to create what they say is the first-of-its-kind interactive music map.

Worldwide, America takes the top spot with 1,401 songs mentioning 230 places. Among them is New York, the most popular in the world with 161 charting singles featuring it in the lyrics.

London is not far behind with the UK's capital city being mentioned in 101 songs. The capital city ranked as the most sung about place in the UK, followed by Liverpool, Brixton, Dover and Belfast.

Drake, Jay-Z and Elvis mention the places most in their chart-topping hits.

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