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Old 11-01-2009, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Im curious how many songs are out for the cities you love. I means songs that are tributes for them and not just mere mentions. I tried to list whatever I may know but I am sure happening cities like NYC have more. Here goes:

NYC

Jay-Z - Empire State of Mind (feat Alicia Keys)
JA RULE feat.FAT JOE,JADAKISS - New york
Frank Sinatra - NY NY

Boston

Dropkick Murphys - Shippin off to Boston
The Standells - Dirty Water

California

2PAC - California Love
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication

Miami

Will Smith - Miami

Atlanta

Jermaine Dupri - Welcome to Atlanta

Memphis

Cher - Walking in Memphis

San Francisco

Scott McKenzie - If You're Going To San Francisco
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:53 AM
 
Location: US
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No no no...Cher covered Walking in Memphis, she is not the original. Holy crap her version wasn't even that good.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:21 AM
 
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No no no...Cher covered Walking in Memphis, she is not the original. Holy crap her version wasn't even that good.
Did Mark Cohn do the original? Bruce Springsteen did it too I think.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:24 AM
 
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Im curious how many songs are out for the cities you love. I means songs that are tributes for them and not just mere mentions. I tried to list whatever I may know but I am sure happening cities like NYC have more. Here goes:


California

2PAC - California Love
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication

California is a city?


B-52's - Love Shack...it's a sex shop in Atlanta (I'm headin' down, the Atlanta highway...)
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:41 AM
 
Location: US
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Did Mark Cohn do the original? Bruce Springsteen did it too I think.
You are correct.
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:43 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Did Mark Cohn do the original? Bruce Springsteen did it too I think.
I'm pretty sure it's Marc Cohn.

Chicago has been in several songs, including one just called "Chicago" I think. New Orleans is in many songs. "Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans", "House of the Rising Sun", "Walking to New Orleans", etc.

For some others I remembered.

St. Louis Blues (Jazz, Blues)

Amarillo by Morning (Country, originally by Terry Stafford it seems)

El Paso (Country/Pop, apparently by Marty Robbins with notable work by Grady Martin)

Kansas City (R&B song)

Raining in Baltimore, by Counting Crows it seems.

Cleveland Rocks (Theme to the Drew Carey show for awhile)

Do you know the way to San Jose by Dionne Warwick

Then looking up some other cities

Chattanooga Choo Choo, which I can't believe I forgot. Sort-of big band era.

Dallas - Country song by Alan Jackson.

Indianapolis - Apparently a song by Menudo, which is unfortunate as I think I almost managed to erase the memory of them ever existing.

Little Rock - Name of two different country songs.

What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser out of Me): I'm assuming this is some sort of drinking song.
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:50 AM
 
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NEW YORK CITY


YouTube - A New York State of Mind


YouTube - Matchbox 20 - Bright Lights (live)


YouTube - Jay-Z ***NEW MUSIC 09*** OFF BP3 - Brooklyn (Go Hard) Video SEE HERE FIRST!!


YouTube - Brooklyn's Finest - Jay-Z


YouTube - Nas NY State of Mind


YouTube - Welcome to New York city


YouTube - Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz - Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)


YouTube - Busta Rhymes New York ****

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Old 11-01-2009, 02:58 AM
 
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NEW JERSEY


YouTube - Bruce Springsteen Jersey Girl


YouTube - Bruce Springsteen - Atlantic City


YouTube - Queen Latifah -- Jersey
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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More New York City:

Bronx Blocks - Remy Ma
The Bronx

Straight Outta Southside - G-Unit
South Jamaica, Queens

Big Nicky - Nicky2States
South Jamaica, Queens

Lighters Up (NYC Version) - Lil Kim
Brooklyn (all of NYC/Long Island as well)

Weekend Girl - Cam'ron
Harlem, Manhattan


More Los Angeles:

I Love LA - Young Dre
Los Angeles (Mostly South-Central)

Straight Outta Compton
Compton
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:03 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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List of songs about Birmingham, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of songs about Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of songs about Nashville - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of songs about New Orleans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of songs about Seattle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


YouTube - Frank Sinatra........... Chicago

YouTube - The Animals - House of the Rising Sun (1964) High Definition [HD]

To keep it from being too NYC/LA dominant.
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