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 Southern Man - Neil Young | Place: Birmingham, AlabamaIn some of my other articles on, I’ve gone into some depth regarding American history as it pertains to the popular music of the day. Art imitates life and life imitates art. It’s an endless circle. Perhaps my most written about decade is the 1960s, and for good reason. The music scene surrounding the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam Conflict (including the psychedelic counter-culture and even Women’s Liberation Movement) contained some of the most powerful messages... [read more]

Popular Places
Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 391180 hits.
Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 111325 hits.
Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 62639 hits.
Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 42911 hits.
Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 41811 hits.
Seven Bridges Road - Eagles | Place: Woodley Road, Montgomery, Alabama | 41505 hits.
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 39002 hits.
My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 38916 hits.
San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 29919 hits.
April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 29365 hits.
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 28750 hits.
Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, England | 27907 hits.
Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 26965 hits.
The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 26317 hits.
Mayberry - Rascal Flatts | Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina | 26018 hits.

The latest comment is posted by L.wood from Walker about Gonna Send You Back To Walker - The Animals | Place: Newcastle upon Tyne, EnglandWell said Ron,Im Walker born and bred and proud,it's a great place,great people