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 Rio - Duran Duran | Place: The Rio GrandeOver the years dozens of entertainers have toured the continental United States and subsequently fallen in love with the land of the free and the home of the brave. I mean, seriously, what’s not to love? U2 did it (and I wrote about it), Simon & Garfunkel did it (and I wrote about it); '80s pop rock sensation... [read more]

Popular Places
Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 372940 hits.
Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 103297 hits.
Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 59422 hits.
Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 41474 hits.
Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 40223 hits.
Seven Bridges Road - Eagles | Place: Woodley Road, Montgomery, Alabama | 39396 hits.
My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 38138 hits.
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 37767 hits.
San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 29564 hits.
April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 29031 hits.
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 28348 hits.
Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 26295 hits.
Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, England | 26194 hits.
The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 25672 hits.
Mayberry - Rascal Flatts | Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina | 25632 hits.

The latest comment is posted by Doug Hepler from Akron about My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, OhioTwo main causes: (1) companies didn't spend any money to modernize the old Akron factories, just when new radial tires were beginning to be imported, and (2) the "passion plays" every 3 years where good old Peter Bommarito led the URW out on strike. Combine obsolete plants with a militant workforce, and guess what? The companies leave town. My mom predicted this in 1976, at the start of the long strike: they'll strike them selves right out of their jobs. Good call, mom. Bad call, Pete.