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Old 09-26-2009, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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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.
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:50 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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about chicago

YouTube - Gemini featuring Lupe Fiasco - We On (With Lyrics)

naughty by nature diss. just listen to the lyrics

YouTube - Twista - Suicide (Original)
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Rainy Night In Georgia

YouTube - David Ruffin - Rainy Night In Georgia (1970)

Georgia On My Mind

YouTube - MICHAEL BOLTON feat RAY CHARLES - GEORGIA IN MY MIND


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

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Old 09-26-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH/Portland, OR
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I like this one because it mentions my old neighborhood in Portland, OR ("West Hills"):


YouTube - Everclear - I Will Buy You A New Life
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:16 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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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
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Near Chicago
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about chicago

YouTube - Gemini featuring Lupe Fiasco - We On (With Lyrics)

naughty by nature diss. just listen to the lyrics

YouTube - Twista - Suicide (Original)

I notice Chicago rappers never mention the Northside. And Lupe spent sometime in Harvey and went to Thornton Township High School. Lupe is on fire as usual staying true to real Hip Hop.

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Old 09-27-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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The Bronx:

YouTube - Remy Ma-Bronx Blocks

Brooklyn:

YouTube - Jay Z - Brooklyn we go hard (Official Video)


I'll do the other boroughs a little later, y'all already know I'm going in for Queens lol.
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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There are a few about Georgia...

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
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:01 AM
 
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YouTube - Elton John- Philadelphia Freedom
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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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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