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Old 11-02-2009, 08:04 AM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Tulsa has plenty of country songs. Here's some off the top of my head:

"Take Me Back to Tulsa" Bob Wills
"Tulsa Time" Don Williams
"Rodeo" Garth Brooks
"Closin' Time at Home" Toby Keith
"Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa" George Strait
"The Day That She Left Tulsa" Wade Hayes
"Don't Make Me Come to Tulsa" Wade Hayes
"Texas Women, Don't Stay Long" Brooks & Dunn
"White Line Casanova" Brooks & Dunn
"Blame It On Texas" Mark Chestnut
"I Ain't In Checota Anymore" Carrie Underwood
"The Tulsa Shuffle" The Tractors
"Tulsa Queen" Emmy Lou Harris
"If I Ever Get Back to Oklahoma" Jason Boland

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Old 11-02-2009, 08:15 AM
 
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I know the song isn't specifically about Indy, but I couldn't resist - it's the first thing that came to mind.

"God didn't make little green apples
And it don't rain in Indianapolis in the summertime..."
Excuse me, but I think you need to listen to the song. Here's a part of the words:

"Indianapolis, Indeed. Indianapolis, Indeed. Wherever I may go, its Indy that calls me to come home to sights and sounds I have known. From the Race to Union Station, the Heart of the Nation, its Indy I used to roam. Indianapolis, Indeed"..........and then she goes on the mention Monument Circle, Market Square (former) and how Hoosiers support their teams and the like. And you are going to tell me the song isnt specifically about Indianapolis?????????????????????? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL. I dont think you are thinking of the same song.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:51 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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For some smaller cities and towns with songs about or linked to them.

Okie from Muskogee by Merle Haggard
Henryetta, Oklahoma by someone named Marvin Rainwater
Statesboro Blues by Blind Willie McTell (refers to Statesboro, Georgia)

Hmm thought I would have or find more.
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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Rapper express crime, drugs, and all that, and I guess it's not the best way to express a city, but it's talent.
Typical stereotype


Chicago

YouTube - Kilslo - City of Mine
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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Excuse me, but I think you need to listen to the song. Here's a part of the words:

"Indianapolis, Indeed. Indianapolis, Indeed. Wherever I may go, its Indy that calls me to come home to sights and sounds I have known. From the Race to Union Station, the Heart of the Nation, its Indy I used to roam. Indianapolis, Indeed"..........and then she goes on the mention Monument Circle, Market Square (former) and how Hoosiers support their teams and the like. And you are going to tell me the song isnt specifically about Indianapolis?????????????????????? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL. I dont think you are thinking of the same song.
You're right...I wasn't thinking of the song you mentioned at all. I was talking about a different song, the one that has the line about little green apples in it. You misunderstood my repsonse - sorry.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Cleveland has many.

Just off the top of my head:
Cleveland Rocks
Missing Cleveland
Cleveland is the city
Cleveland is the reason
C-Town
Cleveland
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:29 PM
 
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San Francisco


YouTube - I Left My Heart In San Francisco

YouTube - "If You're Going to San Francisco" by Scott McKenzie

YouTube - Otis Redding-Sitting on the dock of the bay

YouTube - Journey - Lights

YouTube - Judy Garland...San Francisco (TV Show)

YouTube - Eric Burdon & The Animals - San Franciscan Nights

YouTube - EC - San Francisco Bay Blues (8) - Bhm, AL. Oct-18-2006

YouTube - SF ANTHEM - DIRTY VERSION - DIRECTOR'S CUT BY ROCK JACOBS - ALL CITY 4-1-FEVA
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:51 PM
 
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Nice. Good video connections there. Especially like "Lights", although nobody can prove it actually is about SF, but the circumstantial evidence is quite clear!
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:17 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Albuquerque- Neil Diamond- the band Phish did it too

Albuquerque- Weird Al Yankovich

Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque-The Partridge Family

Albuquerque is also mentioned in Tim McGraws song-Everywhere

Albuquerque is also mentioned in TI's song- Bring Em Out

Santa Fe is mentioned in George Straits song-Amarillo by Morning

Santa Fe-Bon Jovi

South of Santa Fe- Brooks and Dunn


New Mexico is also mentioned in-

Is There a Heaven For a Gangster-Master P

Thug Mentality-Krayzie Bone

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Old 11-03-2009, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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It's little known, but Yes actually wrote a song about Toledo, Ohio on their album 90125, I forget its name.

And a more well-known song about Allentown, Pennsylvania called "Allentown" by Billy Joel. The song uses Allentown as an archetype for declining mid-sized rust-belt cities, and was likely chosen because of Bethlehem Steel being located there (actually next door in Bethlehem). However, as the song was made in the early 80s, it is largely out of date as Allentown has largely rebounded. (Well, the area as a whole. Inner-city Allentown is still very dangerous).

And although everyone thinks Bruce Springsteen's 2002 song "My City of Ruins" is about New York, it is actually about Asbury Park, NJ.
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