Hitmakers: The songwriting secrets behind National Express

Andre Paine

A Top 10 single 20 years ago, National Express is still The Divine Comedy’s biggest hit. As they head out on a UK tour, Neil Hannon tells Music Week the story behind the budget travel anthem...

I had a French girlfriend at the time and I was taking her to see my brother’s family down in Devon. Having no money, we took the National Express. I wrote songs about anything really, and because I was with her and she was ...

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