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Q: Songs with "Place" Names ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   6 Comments )
Subject: Songs with "Place" Names
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: moru71-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 20 May 2003 10:26 PDT
Expires: 19 Jun 2003 10:26 PDT
Question ID: 206395
I need a list of songs that have "places in their title - i.e. The
Devil goes down to Georgia, New York, New York etc.

I'd rather have songs from the 60's onward.  I'm going to a quiz
tomorrow (Wednesday night) and would like to have some possibilities
in my head for the song category.
Subject: Re: Songs with "Place" Names
Answered By: journalist-ga on 20 May 2003 11:28 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Greetings Moru71:

First I went from memory and then I searched the
database state by state - I've noted the more popular tunes and there
were more obscure ones.  If you need the artists names (even though
you didn't request those), search the song titles at

Sweet Home Alabama
Alabama Sky
My Home's in Alabama
Alabama Song

Alaska and Me
North to Alaska


Hotel California
California Dreaming
California Girls
California Nights
California Soul

Oh Carolina
Carolina In My Mind (Going To Carolina

Colorado Girl
I Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado

Florida Room

Hard Hearted Hannah, the Vamp From Savannah, GA
Georgia on My Mind
Rainy Night in Georgia
Midnight Train To Georgia
Sweet Georgia Brown
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

Blue Hawaii

Indiana Wants Me

Ballad of the Illinois Opry

Private Idaho

Kansas City
Kansas City Blues

Kentucky Rain
Kentucky Woman
Blue Moon of Kentucky


Wild Montana Skies

The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota

Sands of Nevada
Stop in Nevada

The Nebraska Song

Sometimes, New Jersey
Never Going Back to New Jersey

New York, New York
New York State of Mind
All the Way From New York
Streets of New York
New York Undercover
Englishman in New York
A Heart in New York
New York City
New York Minute
New York City Rhythm
Boy From New York City
Once Upon a Time in New York
New York City Boy

Dayton Ohio 1903

Oklahoma backroom Dancer

Twin Rocks, Oregon

This Ain't Tennessee
Old Tennessee 
Tennessee Waltz
Tennessee Birdwalk
Tennessee Stud
Memphis, Tennessee
Tennessee Jed
Tennessee Moon
Another Tennessee Christmas

All My Exes Live in Texas
I'll Take Texas
Too Far From Texas
Blind In Texas
Luckenbach Texas
Deep in the Heart of Texas
Yellow Rose of Texas
God Blessed Texas
Texas Women
Texas Radio and the Big Beat
Texas Ranger
Stars Over Texas
Texas Tornado
Sweetwater Texas

Moonlight in Vermont

East Virginia
West Virginia
Sweet Virginia

Washington Bullets

Wisconsin Death Trip

Song of Wyoming


Rocky Top is also sometimes cited as Rocky Top Tennessee.  I hope
these titles are of assistance.  :)


song titles with states
popular songs state in title
popular songs about US states
song lyrics database

Clarification of Answer by journalist-ga on 20 May 2003 11:38 PDT
Oh, dear.  I saw "states" somehow.  Here are additional places from

San Francisco
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
San Francisco Bay Blues
San Francisco Nights
If You're Going to San Francisco
City of New Orleans
The Night Chicago Died
4 to 1 in Atlanta
He's in Dallas
Please Come to Boston
Boston Rag
Meet Me in St. Louis
Stairway to Cleveland
Amy's Back in Austin
Heaven, Hell or Houston
Streets of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Freedom
Sailing to Philadelphia

There are also numerous countries in song.  How many additional places
do you require?

Best regards,
moru71-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
It was a good answer to my question.  Hopefully it will help!  I
especially enjoyed the comments of everyone on this subject.

Subject: Re: Songs with "Place" Names
From: voila-ga on 20 May 2003 12:13 PDT
Willis Alan Ramsey is a great "place" singer/songwriter.  There are
three states mentioned on his one and only "green" album along with
many other states of mind:

Boy From Oklahoma
Goodbye Old Missoula
Northeast Texas Women

He also co-wrote "North Dakota" with Lyle Lovett.

Can you tell I like the man?
Subject: Re: Songs with "Place" Names
From: pinkfreud-ga on 20 May 2003 13:08 PDT
My hometown has inspired at least two songs:

"Take Me Back to Tulsa," Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys

"24 Hours from Tulsa," an old Gene Pitney tune.
Subject: Re: Songs with "Place" Names
From: voila-ga on 20 May 2003 14:08 PDT
Oh, and Pinkie don't forget Eric Clapton's cover of Don Williams'
"Livin' on Tulsa Time" (aka "Livin' on Toast and Tang").  ;-)
Subject: Re: Songs with "Place" Names
From: bobbie7-ga on 20 May 2003 15:20 PDT
This page lists some pieces of music associated with specific regions,
states, towns and cities.

Subject: Re: Songs with "Place" Names
From: magnesium-ga on 20 May 2003 15:27 PDT
I always enjoyed hearing Glen Campbell singing "Wichita Lineman." I
believe Wichita is in the state of Kansas.
Subject: Re: Songs with "Place" Names
From: ddelphi-ga on 20 May 2003 16:02 PDT
How about "My old Kentucky home?"

- ddelphi

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