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Old 08-30-14, 08:34 AM
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Your personal favorite songs about specific cities

What are your personal favorite songs about specific cities?

For Los Angeles, I've always liked Soul Coughing's “Screenwriter Blues”:



For New York, few songs capture the city like Nas's “NY State of Mind” and “NY State of Mind Pt 2”


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Re: Your personal favorite songs about specific cities

Not about a specific city but this is one I've always loved:

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Re: Your personal favorite songs about specific cities

Los Angeles:
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Liverpool:
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New York:
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Adelaide:
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Vienna:
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Berlin:
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Multiple cities:
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Re: Your personal favorite songs about specific cities

San Francisco

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New York

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Going to Acapulco - Bob Dylan & The Band

(Dylan's people has a pretty tight grip with his music being aloud on youtube, so no example here)
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Re: Your personal favorite songs about specific cities

I like these:

Joe Purdy: "The City"
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Springsteen: "New York Serenade"
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Randy Newman: "I Love L.A."
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Re: Your personal favorite songs about specific cities

London:



Chicago:



Istanbul:



Allentown:

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Re: Your personal favorite songs about specific cities

Apparently, my favorite songs about cities have "Blues" in them:

Mexicali


My hometown, V-V
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Re: Your personal favorite songs about specific cities

I defy anyone to top Frank Black on a hovercraft:

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Re: Your personal favorite songs about specific cities

Las Vegas:

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Chicago:

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London :

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Seattle:

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Bremerton:

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Modesto

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Bangkok

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Akron

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Memphis

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Pompeii

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Butt Town

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Frank Sinatra - New York .. New York ..
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Re: Your personal favorite songs about specific cities

Queensryche: Jet City Woman (Seattle)


Clutch: The Devil & Me (Beale Street/Memphis)


Boston: Rock and Roll Band(ahem, Boston)
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Cardiff - MSP

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Re: Your personal favorite songs about specific cities

For the city of London - I have 2 favorite songs...

The Smiths - "London"
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The Clash - "London Calling"
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Re: Your personal favorite songs about specific cities

"UMass" by Pixies is about my hometown. It just about nails it.

"New York I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down" by LED Soundsystem.

The entirety of Love's "Forever Changes" is about various aspects of San Fransisco in the late 60's and captures it perfectly.

"Streets of Your Town" by The Go-Betweens is an awesome little ditty about Brisbane. Australia.

"Everyday is Like Sunday" by Morrissey is a perfect song about Blackpool or Borth or any other seaside town in G.B.

"We're a Happy Family" by The Ramones is basically the perfect Queens, NY song.

"Waterloo Sunset" by The Kinks. The definitive London song.
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