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 On first impression, Hole's "Olympia" appears to be just another '90s song of teenage angst. However, after looking a little deeper and performing some sleuthing, the final track on their 1994 Olympia - Hole | Place: Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington Live Through This reveals itself to be far more subtle ~ and far more interesting ~ than that. Olympia is the capital of Washington State. It’s a small city, and feels more like a large suburban town than a proper city. In terms of music history, it’s best known as one of the principal... [read more]
| 179635 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 21780 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 20736 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 20675 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 18382 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 17507 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 15379 hits. Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band | Place: Winchester Cathedral, England | 14122 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 13428 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 13347 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 12085 hits. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan & Dean | Place: Pasadena, California | 11164 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 10348 hits. Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple | Place: Montreux Casino, Switzerland | 10303 hits. Bangla Desh - George Harrison | Place: Bangladesh | 9647 hits. Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, England
The latest comment is posted by Visited there in 1983. Took a tour of Beatle sites, and down the block from the roundabout, firehouse, etc was "Strange and Strange electricians". "Very strange" perhaps? Joe LaBargo from Staten Island, NY about Penny Lane - The Beatles | Place: Penny Lane, Liverpool, England