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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
if i pick a music type for Chicago or New York it wouldn't be rap. a lot of successful rappers were born and raised there, but i really like that 1930's jazzy feel, like New York New York or Chicago by frank sinatra
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