11 times Sheffield has starred in song lyrics and titles, from Arctic Monkeys and Pulp to The Human League

Sheffield is a city brimming with musical talent, which has given the world brilliant bands from The Human League to the Arctic Monkeys and Pulp.

Joe Elliott, lead singer of one of the Steel City’s most famous exports, Def Leppard, once reportedly said that Sheffield was a ‘great place with great people’ but that 'there’s nothing in Sheffield to write songs about’.

While he was right on the first two counts, he’s been proved wrong countless times on his last assertion, with many of Sheffield’s most successful acts taking inspiration from their home city in their lyrics. Sheffield has also been a muse for many artists not lucky enough to hail from among its seven hills, who have still chosen to reference it in their music.

How many of these songs namechecking Sheffield or its streets and suburbs have you heard, and are there any we’ve missed off our list that you’d recommend?

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