It could be where you grew up, where you always wanted to go, or just a quirky spot you came across in your travels. If you write songs, there's a good chance one of these alluring locations gave you a shot of inspiration. These are the stories about the places behind the songs, and how they got there. Click on the map - you might be in a Song Place right now.

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The latest song-place added is 30,000 Pounds Of Bananas - Harry Chapin | Place: Moosic Street, Scranton, PennsylvaniaThere is something undeniably, inexplicably funny about Harry Chapin’s story of a tractor-trailer driver smearing a city with 30,000 pounds of bananas as he wreaks havoc at 90 miles per hour. That is, it’s funny until you find out that it was based on a real-life story, and that a real trucker lost a real life and left behind a wife and children. After learning that little tidbit, the laughter tends to drift off a bit, fumble into awkward coughs, and finally fade into uncomfortable and... [read more]

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Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 334672 hits.
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Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 38225 hits.
Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 32757 hits.
My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 32424 hits.
San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 26748 hits.
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 26676 hits.
Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 24072 hits.
April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 23401 hits.
The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 22845 hits.
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 22074 hits.
Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 22020 hits.
Funkytown - Lipps Inc. | Place: New York City, New York | 19843 hits.
Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 19686 hits.
Mayberry - Rascal Flatts | Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina | 19589 hits.

The latest comment is posted by Nick from Ky about Graceland - Paul Simon | Place: Graceland, Memphis, TennesseeHe talks about it in the movie "under African skies," a tremendous flick. It think he said its absurdist lyrics not about Elvis, American culture (or African for that matter), or his first marriage. A must see - check it out!