The Bradford Playlist

We’ve put together a go-to playlist of songs with a Bradford connection.

1. She Sells Sanctury • The Cult

The connection: The band’s origins can be traced to 1981, in Bradford, where vocalist and songwriter Ian Astbury formed a band called Southern Death Cult.

2. I’ve Got the Music in Me • Kiki Dee

The connection: Pauline Matthews, better known by her stage name Kiki Dee, born in Little Horton, Bradford. The first female singer from the UK to sign with Motown’s Tamla Records.

3. Oh My God • Kaiser Chiefs

The connection: Frontman Ricky Wilson was born in Keighley. During the beginning of Kaiser Chiefs, Wilson was notable for wearing stripy jackets, turn-up pants, and winkle picker shoes.

4. Say Something • James

The connection: Tim Booth, born in Bradford is well known as the lead singer of the band James. Tim played Victor Zsasz in the film Batman Begins.

5. Michael • Franz Ferdinand

The connection: Bassist Bob Hardy grew up in Bradford, and attended Bradford Grammar School. He had to be convinced to learn the bass by his Franz Ferdinand bandmates.

6. Pretend Best Friend • Terrorvision

The connection: Hailing from Bradford, Terrorvision have enjoyed huge success with 7 studio albums and 13 Top 40 hits.

7. Come Back To What You Know • Embrace

The connection: Michael “Mickey” William Dale, born in Bradford, is the keyboardist for the rock indie band, Embrace. He grew up in the Heaton area of Bradford.

8. The Young Ones

The connection: Bradford born Adrian Edmondson is probably best known for his comedic roles in the television series ‘The Young Ones’.

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