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Old 09-13-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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Last year while driving and listening to WXPN, I heard this song. I was so taken, I had to pull over at the next Wawa and write the artist and song down, then forgot about it. I just came upon the scrap of paper and after finding it on youtube, I can't stop replaying it.


David Ford- Philadelphia Boy - YouTube

I like "Philadelphia Freedom", but Bernie Taupin's lyrics, written as a tribute to Elton's friend, Billy Jean King have nothing to do with Philly. The song is way overused.

Hall and Oates "Fall in Philadelphia" is a great song from local boys made good, but it's about wanting to get out of Philly.

Ween's "Spirit of 76" is great. G Love's I-76 is cool, but feels like a novelty song

Springsteen's "Streets of Philadelphia" has, since it came out, been what I considered the best song about Philly. Neil Young's "Philadelphia", also made for the movie, is also great. Shame is, neither makes any reference to anything identifiably Philly.

But David Ford's song is absolutely gorgeous, it is the best song I've ever heard about the city. Best part is he is from Brittan, he's never lived here, but Philly is his favorite town to perform in.

David Ford talks about his song "Philadelphia Boy" (interview) - YouTube

The Roots, Dead Milkmen or Gamble & Huff never captured the city like Ford's song does. Petition Mayor Nutter to make this our official song.

What do you think?

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Old 09-13-2013, 01:29 PM
 
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Neil Youngs Philadelpha is very good


Philadelphia - Neil Young - YouTube
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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This is always a good one.



"From the town that rocked the nation-Philadelphia, PA
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"You can't get to Heaven on the Frankford El cause the Frankford El goes straight to Frankford" Haha


The Hooters-Beat up guitar lyrics - YouTube
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Another great Philly song





The War on Drugs - "Come to the City" Secretly Canadian Records - YouTube
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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Wow, I didn't even realize there was such thing as a professional tennis team until i read the post about the Philadelphia Freedoms.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda
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Check this out

Philebrity.com » Blog Archive » And Now, The Ten Best Reader-Submitted Songs About Philly
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:29 PM
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Ween - Freedom of '76 - YouTube
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I don't like anything, but that's a really good song, JPM. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:33 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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Philadelphia Boy is dark and depressing and I hate it.
I'll stick with Sir Elton. Let's dance in the streets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhyMvQ_N7Zc
No city in the world has a song to equal it. It still makes me tear up with pride.

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Old 09-13-2013, 07:12 PM
 
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Ween wins my vote or this one...



Not about Philadelphia as far as I know but it has the name of the city in the title and it was recorded here with Philly musicians!
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