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 Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & the Pips | Place: Atlanta, GeorgiaThe 1960s were a lot of things. I’ve written a number of other articles for this site about songs from the era. Some of them were protest songs, empowering anthems, melancholy tunes about the lost American dream, and countless others. The one solid fact that can be gathered from the amount of timeless pop music that emerged from groups during this decade is that the 1960s were, without a doubt, a musical renaissance. Folk. Psychedelic. Surf. Progressive rock. Bossa nova. Rhythm and Blues. The... [read more]

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The latest comment is posted by Local about These Streets - Paolo Nutini | Place: Paisley, ScotlandPaisley is quite a large town with around 75000 folk. On the large part Paisley is not a safe and secure place as rife with unemployment, drug abuse and crime.