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Nato
Nato

Cornwall
United Kingdom

Rock / Metal

Jay has always done the lyrics for all our stuff,and they've always had a meaning for him. The song "My Cortina Tragedy" was about a best mate of his that was killed in one in a road accident.

Nato split up as group at the end of 2008,  the song 'My Cortina Tragedy' is available on our album "KILL THE FOX TO FOIL THE PLAN"

Myspace: www.myspace.com/bandnato 

Web site: www.purevolume.com/natoofficial

Listen to the song My Cortina Tragedy

Lastdance

Lastdance

United Kingdom

Acoustic / Rock

Chris Says:
I didn't realise there are so many references to the Cortina. I like the video. In 1988 I was driving a van with a low-loader behind for a garage picking up crashes etc. One of the mechanics had put this car together with different coloured doors, boot, bonnet but it was absolutely solid. He sold it to me for £150.

The following Sat. when the boss was out, one of the painters put two coats of blue paint on and baked it in the oven for £30. So it looked like new. I drove it for 3 years, but on the third MOT they showed me where the boot, headlights and bulkhead were rotten and had to scrap it even though it looked immaculate from the outside.

Two of the verses I'd already written about my now wife when we lived in a flat. The rest of the song came when I met a pretty receptionist near Morecambe Bay who I left a tape of my songs with and she phoned me at work to say she really liked them. I bet 90% of my 130 songs were inspired by such brief encounters. I recorded this version a couple of months ago.

Myspace link www.myspace.com/lastdanceinhell
Dominic Collins

Song: 1976

Dominic Coillins

United Kingdom

Alternative Folk / Contemporary / Singer / Songwriter

Dominic Says:

I come from Manchester UK.

I am currently comedy singer songwriter of the year, and I write about my childhood and upbringing in the Ancoats area of the city, my song 1976 features my beloved Cortina Mk 2.

I hope you all enjoy my tails of my first car.

The song 'My very 1st Ford Cortina' is on my album "Grandad's don't do nappies". Enjoy...

Listen to the song My very 1st Ford Cortina (3.56Mb) Lyrics

Myspace Link www.myspace.com/domcollins

Web site link: www.domcollins.co.uk

 

UX Music

UX Music

United Kingdom

Alternative / Other / Experimental

I've had a longish acquaintance with Cortinas MK 2 and 3, thanks to a family friend owning and driving them in the late 70s and 80s, but the song came from an experience a friend of mine had while we were both at uni. We were both partial to the odd acid trip, and during one of these my pal kept remarking how "70s" everything looked and continued to remind him of 70s designs "like it was part of an old Ford Cortina" as he said. This was some years ago But I nicked his Cortina hangup quite an amusing flashback, considering) and exaggerated it into the daft little tune that is Ux's "Cortina".

Myspace www.myspace.com/uxmusic

Salford Jets

Salford Jets

United Kingdom

Powerpop / Pop Punk / Reggae

Song Gina (I'veGot a Cortina)

Web Site www.salfordjets.com
Myspace www.myspace.com/salfordjets
Listen to GINA (I'VE GOT A CORTINA) Song

The Lambrettas

The Lambrettes

United Kingdom

Powerpop / Pop Punk / Reggae

Mark says:

" We actually released 2 versions of the song. One was called "Cortinas" and was the b-side of our very first single. The other one, with a much better sounding production, was on our first album, and it's title was "Cortina Mk II" -- of course!

Quote off: The Definitive Collection Album
"CORTINA" has always been a live favorite when we've played gigs. I think it's amazing that it stood the test of time, especially for a car from the 60s to still create a resinence for people now. It's just a good fun track, and I think it's one of my favourite songs that I've written.

Web Site http://groups.msn.com/TheLambrettas-BeatBoysInTheJetAge/
Listen to CORTINA Mk II Song http://www.agnethe.dk/lambrettas/cortina

MC Dubstar

MC Dubstar

New Zealand

Reggaeton / Hip Hop / R&B

MC Says,

"I am MC Dubstar and I am an independant solo artist from New Zealand who released 'Cortina' in mid 2004 the other guys pictured in the video clip are friends of mine (Fujion Crew) and the bass player is the actual bass player Billy Christian and producer for the track.
I also wrote the video which clearly depicts the actual lyrics of the song. The track was number 1 for 9 weeks on the Maori television station in other words New Zealand loved it and was hoping that through the internet the rest of the world could enjoy it as well."

Myspace www.myspace.com/mcdubstar
Music Video CORTINA Song: http://vidsearch.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1341288938

Dustin Turkey
Dustin Turkey

Ireland

Experimental / Celtic / Pop

Apart from being a Super Star in his home country of Ireland, Dustin has even dabbled in entering the Eurovision Song Contest.

Turkeys just love to pull birds, so what better way than in a Funky Ford Cortina, thus whats the songs about.

So Find a copy of the Album "Faith of our feathers" and the song 'Funky Ford Cortina' will bring you hours of pleasure.

Myspace: www.myspace.com/dustinturkey

Listen to the song Funky Ford Cortina

The Saw Doctors

The Saw Doctors

Ireland

Powerpop / Pop Punk / Reggae

Leo Says

" I'd written the verses as a poem about the first girl I'd fallen in love with as a young teenager.
I'm not sure exactly how the chorus came to us, but obviously the title could easily have been 'First Love Stays With You Forever', but we felt that this was a bit long and I'd liked the sound and evocative nature of The Lambrettas' Cortina song and Tom Robinson's 'Grey Cortina' so we picked 'Red Cortina' out of the second verse. It has always felt right since."

Web Site: http://www.sawdoctors.com/
Myspace www.myspace.com/sawdoctorsown

PAUL MULLIGAN

Paul Mulligan

Ireland

Alternative Folk /
Contemporary /
Singer /
Songwriter

PAUL MULLIGAN says:

"Blue Cortina will be on an album which will be released hopefully in October.

I will keep you posted!"

Blue Cortina is very much about a first love when your young and enjoying your first taste of the open road. Everybody remembers the times they shared with their first car and the things they got up to. Just not the same now adays.

THIS SONG IS EXCLUSIVE TO WORLD OF CORTINA

Myspace www.myspace.com/plasticrevolution
Listen to BLUE CORTINA song

Charlie McGettigan
Charlie McGettigan Ireland
Alternative Folk /
Contemporary /
Singer /
Songwriter

Charlie Says:

I never actually owned a Cortina but had a friend who lived, slept, ate and drank in his. That's how I came to write the song.

It was he who had the 'ladies begging him for a spin' so I just turned his fond memories into the song.

Myspace http://www.myspace.com/charliemcgettigan
Web Site www.charliemcgettigan.com
Listen to OLD CORTINA song
Tom Robinson Band TRB
Tom Robinson Band TRB

United Kingdom

Punk /
New Wave /
Classic Rock

GREY CORTINA... Apart from being a great song, it must be the best remembered Cortina song out of them all.

Web Sites:

Web Site Tom Robinson www.tomrobinson.com
Myspace Tom Robinson www.myspace.com/tomrobinsondotcom
Myspace Tom Robinson Band www.myspace.com/tomrobinsonband
Listen to GREY CORTINA song

LOOPY

Loopy

United Kingdom

Indie /
Pop

Adam says:

"My Dad used to catch the train to London for work and Mum used to get me and my two brothers into our Blue Cortina to go and pick him up in the evening. That became the first line of the song as it seemed to bring back all those memories. As far as the song is concerned, it's really about the growing up and the thank you to Mum and Dad, I suppose for making it happen & always being there, you know it probably doesn't come across in the song but it's what I think of when I play it. And it's what I think of when I see or hear of a Blue Cortina."

Web site http://www.loopy.co.uk/
Web page http://www.myspace.com/loopypop
Listen to BLUE CORTINA song

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