Cities/States In Music (place, Atlanta, life, Chicago)
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
I just thought it might be fun to post your favorite songs (not full lyrics, copyright infringement and all that) that relate to a city, state, or place. Which state appears most? California? New York? Texas?
Edit: Didn't mean to put this in the City vs. City section of the forum. Mods can move it if they like.
Devil Went Down To Georgia -C-Daniels Band
Why Georgia -John Mayer
Midnight Train To Georgia-Gladys Knight &the Pipps
The Night The Lights went out in Georgia-Vicki Lawrence'
Welcome to Atlanta-Jermaine Dupri
April in Paris - Various renditions are good, particularly Count Basie's.
Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass boys
California Dreamin' - The Mamas and the Papas (Screwed up individuals, but they did some good music)
Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans - Hoagy Carmichael, but Louis Armstrong rendition.
El Paso - Marty Robbins/Grady Martin
Georgia on my Mind - Ray Charles rendition.
Hawai'i '78 - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
House of the Rising Sun - The Animals version seems to be about events in New Orleans.
Katmandu - Cat Stevens (For a change of pace as it's not a normal city in music)
Kentucky Homemade Christmas - Kenny Rogers (Important place in my early years of life)
Moonlight in Vermont - John Blackburn and Karl Suessdorf (Although instrumental versions only)
New York City - By a Canadian indie band called "Cub", but I know it from a "They Might be Giants" cover. Listened to it this afternoon. (Others I like involving NYC "On Broadway" for the Drifters, "Putting on the Ritz" by Taco, "Boy from New York City" by the Ad Libs, "Famous Blue Raincoat" by Leonard Cohen. I listened an Amos version of the Cohen earlier as well)
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tennessee - Arrested Development
Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn
Walking to New Orleans - Fats Domino
Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight
The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
Rainy Night in Georgia - Brook Benton
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia - Vicki Lawrence
Why Georgia - John Mayer
Sweet Georgia Brown - Ethel Waters
Georgia - Ludacris
Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech - ?
Georgia Swing - Jelly Roll Morton
Walkin' Back to Georgia - Jim Croce
Georgia Rhythm - Atlanta Rhythm Section
Georgia Peaches - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Marching Through Georgia - ?
Georgia Rain - Joshua Kadison
Burn Georgia Burn - Alabama
Georgia Rag - Blind Willie McTell
Georgia Grind - Louis Armstrong
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.
Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.