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 | 384083 hits.
Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 107475 hits.
Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 60852 hits.
Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 42207 hits.
Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 41206 hits.
Seven Bridges Road - Eagles | Place: Woodley Road, Montgomery, Alabama | 40454 hits.
My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 38490 hits.
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 38335 hits.
San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 29738 hits.
April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 29165 hits.
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 28535 hits.
Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, England | 27000 hits.
Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 26645 hits.
The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 25974 hits.
Mayberry - Rascal Flatts | Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina | 25803 hits.

The latest comment is posted by joe from Phoenix, Arizona about Fire Lake - Bob Seger | Place: Fire Lake, MichiganLoved the song from day one, I was told Gypsy leathers referred to the Gypsy MC that dates back to the 30's depression era Tennessee and was international by the 70's. Leathers predated their cut off Levi vests with the pickle patch...Chrome three Wheeler "mistake " was explained by an old biker guy who nearly died in the 70mph crash when his Harley chromed frame broke, which he claimed was an issue with stress fractures after plating...going to Fire Lake MI in spring.