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Top 5 Nordic Country Namechecks

May 17, 2016

Nifty Nordic Logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

As geographically correct a list as possible with all 5 Nordic countries represented.


5. “Finland, Finland, Finland, Finland has it all”
– Monty Python, Finland


4.”Let’s chalk it up to Stockholm syndrome”
– Weezer, (Girl We Got a) Good Thing


3. “…In the snow, One Night in Copenhagen
– The Tragically Hip, One Night in Copenhagen


2. “She left for Iceland, we lived a techno fantasy.”
– Ozma, Iceland


1.”Isn’t it good, Norwegian Wood.”
– The Beatles, Norwegian Wood

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  1. Good one Geoff! I’m trying to think of metal examples but I’m coming up blank.

  2. Your Scandinavian links reminded me of my favourite bunch of xenophobes, The Stranglers.

    As well as pissing off Americans with “Dead Loss Angeles”, Iran with “Shah Shah A Go Go”, Australians “Nuclear Device” and causing riots in the streets of France “Nice In Nice”, they incurred the wrath of Sweden with the song “Sweden, All Quiet On The Eastern Front”.

    With opening line “Let me tell you about Sweden, only country where the clouds are interesting” things got even worse when they decided to re-record the song in Swedish.

    • So not so good at making international friends then!

      • It’s fun going through this series of Factory records from start to finish. The label’s influence on UK music was huge during the 80s and early 90s.

  3. Oh and lest I forget, the less inflammatory, but still pummeling hard “Stockholm Syndrome”, from a time when Muse really were possibly the best band in the world. Shame they couldn’t keep it up really…ah well.

    Knock it back!

    • I’d forgotten about that track – a friend of mine loved Muse in that era, I haven’t heard much since.
      It appears One Direction has also done a song named ‘stockholm syndrome’ – I had to specify the Muse version!

  4. “In the snow, One Night in Copenhagen”

    It almost never snows in Copenhagen.

  5. Cool idea! I was gonna mention the Monty Python but you already nailed it.

  6. Miles Davis – Dear Old Stockholm
    Danny Kaye – Wonderful Copenhagen (!!)

  7. I have never seen such a list! This is awesome.

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