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.
Camarillo State Hospital, Camarillo, California 115 W. University Dr., Tempe, Arizona Valparaiso, Chile 9th and Hennepin, Minneapolis, Minnesota Buxton, England England Liverpool Portland, Oregon Worksop, Nottinghamshire Omaha, Nebraska
The latest song-place added is Sometimes lightning strikes in the unlikeliest of times and places. And so it was for Plain White T’s with their #1 hit "Hey There, Delilah" in 2007. The Plain White T’s were a virtually unknown alternative rock entity navigating their way through the underground club scene in Chicago before this simple song, written in D major – and featuring only one of the band’s five members, Tom Higgenson, strumming an acoustic guitar – was nominated for a Grammy Award. Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's | Place: Times Square, New York City, New York All of this begs the... [read more]
| 230926 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 29088 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 25567 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 25253 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 23369 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 21773 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 19080 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 17209 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 16503 hits. Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band | Place: Winchester Cathedral, England | 16287 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 13472 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 13445 hits. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan & Dean | Place: Pasadena, California | 12377 hits. Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple | Place: Montreux Casino, Switzerland | 11976 hits. All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow | Place: Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California | 11422 hits. Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, England
The latest comment is posted by I love this song so much. Kelly is my inspiration. I always talk about how much I love her. I'm her HUGEST fan! I think you did a wonderful job.I heard that in because of you, no one liked the song. I loved it. Someday I want to see the wall of doubt. I want to do the same with my room. I love you so, so, much. Jaimee from Texas about Mr. Know It All - Kelly Clarkson | Place: Nashville, Tennessee