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The latest song-place added is Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) - Bill Conti | Place: Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaPhiladelphians have a chip on their shoulders about… well, something. They disdain the spotlight and strive to maintain a blunt and independent attitude. This is why a city full of irate carousers and rabid fans have adopted "Rocky" as their Hollywood personality of choice, and with him, the synonymous theme song of the Italian Stallion, “Gonna Fly Now.”

The sentiment of the song is visualized in the movie's tremendous victory scene, where Rocky bounds up the 72 stairs of the... [read more]

Popular Places
Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 401691 hits.
Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 121570 hits.
Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 66921 hits.
Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 44778 hits.
Seven Bridges Road - Eagles | Place: Woodley Road, Montgomery, Alabama | 44549 hits.
Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 43281 hits.
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 40691 hits.
My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 39894 hits.
San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 30637 hits.
Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, England | 30491 hits.
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 30255 hits.
April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 30194 hits.
Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 27846 hits.
The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 27386 hits.
Mayberry - Rascal Flatts | Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina | 26777 hits.

The latest comment is posted by Tom M from Colorado about Free Fallin' - Tom Petty | Place: Reseda, Los Angeles, Californiain 1990 when I lived in California, I was stopped at a stop light at Reseda Blvd and I think a service road. Right next to the 101. There was a very large pillar that held a connector of the 101 in a yard and in the yard was a small blue house. It may not be there anymore , but that one day I was in Reseda I saw it. I tried to fine it on Google Earth to no avail. I do remember that house, that yard, and that freeway pillar