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Songs That Mention US Cities (Other Than New York)


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I'm looking for little known songs, not necessarily hits, but any song will do I guess ;)

Little Green Apples-OC Smith (It don't rain in Indianapolis in the summer time)

Via Chicago-Wilco

Dear Chicago-Ryan Adams

Dancing in the Streets-Martha and the Vandellas-many cities

Rock N Me-Steve Miller Band-Phoenix and Tacoma

Take It Easy-The Eagles-Winslow, Arizona

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Witchita Lineman

The Little Old Lady From Pasadena

Please Come To Boston

LA Woman

Take it Easy (Winslow Arizona)

Leaving Las Vegas

El Paso

Surfin' USA


Streets of Bakersfield

St Louis Blues

Streets of Baltimore


I've Been Everywhere (bunches of cities)

Kansas City

Sin City (LA)

I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Detroit Rock City

Faraway Eyes (Bakersfield)

Memphis Tennessee

Sylvia's Mother (Sylvia's mother says "Sylvia's marryin' a fella down Galveston way")


Dixie Chicken ( I seen the bright lights of Memphis And the Commodore Hotel )

Country Honk (Sittin' in a bar tippling a jar, in Jackson)

By the Time I Get To Phoenix

Lodi (as in "Stuck in")

Me and Bobby McGee (Busted flat in Baton Rouge, rode us all the way to New Orleans, one day up near Salinas)

Proud Mary (Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis, pumped a lot of 'tane down in New Orleans)

Trudy (Tell her I'm hung up in Dallas, I was raking in chips like Grant took Richmond)

Cotton Fields (down in Louisiana, just about a mile from Texarkana)

Click Clack (Well I had this girl threatened 'n leave me all the time threatenin' t' go down t' N'Orleans)

there's a few .... how many do ya want?? :D It is a bit harder when you try to think of lyrics only, not necessarily the title. :P

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Nutbush City - Bob Seger

City of New Orleans - Arlo

Please Come to Boston -

Left My Heart in SF - Tony Benett

Rainy Night in Georgia -Brook Benton

The Last Resort - The Eagles

Boston - Augsstena

Walking To New Orleans - Fats Domino

I'll see what else I can tink of as the day passes :D

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Sweet Little Sixteen--Chuck Berry

(They'll be dancin' in Boston [or "on Bandstand"]

Pittsburgh, PA [or "Philadelphia, PA"]

Deep in the heart of Texas

And 'round the Frisco bay

All over St. Louie

Way down in New Orleans

All the cats wanna dance with

Sweet little sixteen)

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Tush- ZZ Top -Dallas,Texas... Hollywood) California

Sweet Home Chicago- Foghat (lots of other people too

El Paso- Marty Robbins (not a fan of country but again) a good song

San Bernadino- Frank Zappa and The Mothers

Cucamunga- again Frank Zappa and the Mothers (both cities are in California)

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I've Been Everywhere (bunches of cities)

Impressive winner. I love that song. My favourite version is the one by Johnny Cash.

I've been to:

Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,

Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota,

Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,

Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma,

Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo,

Tocapillo, Baranquilla, and Perdilla, I'm a killer.


I've been to:

Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana,

Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana,

Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa,

Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa,

Tennessee, Hennessey, Chicopee, Spirit Lake,

Grand Lake, Devils Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete's sake.


I've been to:

Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika,

Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica,

Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport,

Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport,

Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina,

Pasadena, Catalina, see what I mean-a.


I've been to:

Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado,

Ellisburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado,

Larimore, Admore, Haverstraw, Chatanika,

Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika,

Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City,

Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City, what a pity.

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