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I’m geeked too see Twin Falls (I’m more familiar with the Ben Folds cover) and Albuquerque represented.


I went to a Billy Joel show at MSG a few years bag, and true to form, he cited Vienna as his favorite song, as apparently he always does.

Anyhoo, you’ll find me at Loos American Bar…


Yes, the link took me to Spotify in a web-browser. I logged in and saved it to my playlist and it finally showed up in the app.
Thank you very much.


Walking In Memphis by Marc Cohn
(Walking In Memphis by Marc Cohn - Songfacts)


Oh that’s in there! (And in my head. Constantly.)


Montana, Frank Zappa


The Clash “Spanish bombs” about Spain and the civil war is a good one IMO.


These are the songs about places in Indonesia that were popular when I was a kid.

KLa Project - Yogyakarta

Maribeth - Denpasar Moon

Rita Effendy - Januari di Kota Dili (Dili is now the capital city of Timor Leste/East Timor)


sedona (by houndmouth) - this one is about sedona, obviously. i was on a roadtrip in maine when this song was really popular, so it kinda reminds me of driving around bar harbor with this on the radio, but either way.
california dreamin’ (by the mamas & the papas) - this one gives off strong ‘winding backroads of cali’ feels, in my opinion.


We May Never Pass This Way Again by Seals and Crofts (and oldie but goodie band and song).
Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles… Just recently sang the song at Massada, Israel watching the sun come of, obviously (also sang it at Cadillac Mountain in Maine (the first place in the USA to see the sun come up).


Just a few songs about places :slight_smile:

Grateful Dead
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Estimated Prophet
El Paso
Terrapin Station
Promised Land
Big River

outh California Purples
Mississippi Delta City Blues

Cat Stevens
Wild world

Green River

Marrakesh Express


Daved Bowie
Suffragette City

Bitter Creek

Elton John
Tower of Babel
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Jamaica Jerk-Off
Holiday Inn

Emmy Lou Harris
Boulder To Birmingham

Eric Clapton
461 Ocean Blvd

Bob Dylan
Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Romance In Durango
Black Diamond Bay
Oxford Town
Positively 4th Street
All Along The Watchtower
Highway 61 Revisited
Desolation Row

Bob Marley
Trenchtown Rock

Bob Segar
Fire Lake

John Fogerty

Joe Jackson
San Francisco Fan

Neil Young
On The Beach
Down By The River
Cripple Creek Ferry

Neil Diamond
Brooklyn Roads

Michael Murphy
Carolina In The Pin

Lyle Lovett
The Road To Ensenada
North Dakota

John Prine
Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone)
Mexican Home
Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone
Spanish Pipedream
Angel From Montgomery
Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore

John Hyatt
Memphis In The Meantime

Jimmy Cliff
Viet Nam

Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Goodbye Old Missoula
Banks Of The Guadalupe

Otis Redding
(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay

Ottmar Liebert
Barcelona Nights


Roxy Music

Steely Dan
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo
The Boston Rag
Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)

Hyacinth House

T For Texas

Warren Zevon
Werewolves of London

Wishbone Ash

Gary Moore
Texas Strut


“Rockaway Beach” by The Ramones


Freedom of 76 by Ween should be on there for a philly song for sure :japanese_ogre:


Also “Streets of Philadelpia” by Bruce Springsteen.


I’m surprised no one mentioned Lin Manuel Miranda’s “Cheering for Me Now” from the Hamildrop collection. Very much the spirit of New York in that one.


Missing Persons - Walking In L.A.


The Clash - London Calling


Sweet Home Chicago


Gary Indiana - Robert Preston (The Music Man 1962 Film Soundtrack)


One Night in Bangkok

Malibu by Hole

Miami by Will Smith