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.
The latest song-place added is There is something undeniably, inexplicably funny about Harry Chapin’s story of a tractor-trailer driver smearing a city with 30,000 pounds of bananas as he wreaks havoc at 90 miles per hour. That is, it’s funny until you find out that it was based on a real-life story, and that a real trucker lost a real life and left behind a wife and children. After learning that little tidbit, the laughter tends to drift off a bit, fumble into awkward coughs, and finally fade into uncomfortable and... 30,000 Pounds Of Bananas - Harry Chapin | Place: Moosic Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania [read more]
| 334672 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 56470 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 38225 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 32757 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 32424 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 26748 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 26676 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 24072 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 23401 hits. April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 22845 hits. The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 22074 hits. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 22020 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 19843 hits. Funkytown - Lipps Inc. | Place: New York City, New York | 19686 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 19589 hits. Mayberry - Rascal Flatts | Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina
The latest comment is posted by He talks about it in the movie "under African skies," a tremendous flick. It think he said its absurdist lyrics not about Elvis, American culture (or African for that matter), or his first marriage. A must see - check it out! Nick from Ky about Graceland - Paul Simon | Place: Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee