Music: Songs about named geographic locations (no anthems)

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  1. Desdichado30

    Desdichado30 Registered User

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    So we've had River songs, train songs, morning songs so I think it time for a
    thread about named geographic locations*, but I think that anthems might be
    a bit too political for the entertainment section of the forum so no anthems.

    *countries, provinces, regions, cities and etc.

    Also try to write artist and song title above/below the video to make it easier to
    use the thread search function to search for already posted videos.

    I'll post a few to get us going.

    The Pogues - Lullaby Of London


    John Denver - Country roads


    Sabaton - Blood of Bannockburn
     
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    Strawberry Fields Forever & Penny Lane by The Beatles come to mind immediately.

    Of course so do The Tragically Hip...
     
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    Dropkick Murphys - For Boston

     
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    Goodness there's tons of great ones:

    I Guess He's Rather Be In Colorado-John Denver
    Starwood In Aspen-John Denver
    Rocky Mountain High-John Denver
    Wild Montana Skies-John Denver
    Running Back To Saskatoon-Guess Who
    Girl From Saskatoon-Johnny Cash
    By The Time I Get To Phoenix-Glen Campbell
    Galveston-Glen Campbell
    El Paso-Marty Robbins
    Luchenbach Texas-Waylon Jennings
    Kentucky Woman-Neil Diamond
    Kentucky Rain-Elvis Presley
    Blue Moon Of Kentucky-Elvis Presley
    Margaritaville-Jimmy Buffett
    Leaving New York-R.E.M.
    Don't Go Back To Rockville-R.E.M.
    So L.A.-The Motels
    L.A. Woman-The Doors
    I Love L.A.-Randy Newman
    Philadelphia Freedom-Elton John
    Philadelphia-Bruce Springsteen
    Atlantic City-Bruce Springsteen
    Reno-Bruce Springsteen
    Youngstown-Bruce Sprinsteen
    Detroit Rock City-Kiss
    Darlington County-Bruce Springsteen
    Massachusetts-Bee Gees
    New York Mining Disaster-Bee Gees
    New York, New York-Frank Sinatra
    San Francisco-Scott MacKenzie (I think)
    Going Down To Liverpool-The Bangles
    California Dreaming-Mamas and Papas
    Please Come To Boston-not sure
    Point Me In The Direction Of Albequerque-Partridge Family
    Free Man In Paris-Joni Mitchell
    Biloxi-Jimmy Buffett
    San Quentin-Johnny Cash
    Folson Prison Blues-Johnny Cash
    City Of New Orleans-Willie Nelson
    One Night In Bangkok-Murray Head
    Rio-Duran Duran
    Leaving Las Vegas-Sheryl Crow
    Hotel California-The Eagles
    Texarkana-R.E.M.
    My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is...)-Frank Sinatra

    I did this up in about 20 minutes in a bit of a stream of recollections and tried to limit myself to songs I actually like. Probably missed a bunch.

    My Best-Carey
     
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    Captain Tractor - North of the Yellowhead

    The region of Edmonton on the north side of the tracks.

     
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    Christian Hansen & The Autistics - Ma-Me-O

    Ma-Me-O Beach is a beach resort just outside of Edmonton.

     
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    Wes Dakus & The Rebels - Las Vegas Scene

    Wes Dakus recorded in New Mexico when there too few recording studios in Edmonton. They hoped to make it big in the US but they only got onto the Canadian charts with this tune.

     
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    The Beach Boys - Surfin' USA
    The Zombies - Beechwood Park
    Clipse - Virginia
     
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    Scotty Stevenson & The Canadian Nighthawks - I Can't Go Back To Winnipeg

     
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    Jimmy Arthur Ordge - Ballad of Dawson City

     
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    Mad Bomber Society - Wiebo

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    Rural Alberta Advantage - Tornado 87

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    I thought we were done with these
     
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    What's the problem with these threads?
     
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    I'm going to focus on songs with US states in the title.

    Steve Earle - Colorado Girl

    Townes cover
     
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    Stephen Stills and Manassas - Colorado

     
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    The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York.
     
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    I like them. They introduce me to some good songs that I never heard of and they refresh my memory about some good songs that I have almost forgotten. What's not to like? If the thread doesn't strike your fancy, you can always ignore it. Seems a simple enough thing to do.
     
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    Done??

    We're just getting started!

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA



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