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.
Matala, Crete Athenry, County Galway, Ireland Paisley, Scotland Hollywood, California Alabama Aberfan, Wales Montmartre, Paris, France The Belmont Tunnel, Los Angeles, California Wall Street, New York City Nevada
The latest song-place added is Sometimes lightning strikes in the unlikeliest of times and places. And so it was for Plain White T’s with their #1 hit "Hey There, Delilah" in 2007. The Plain White T’s were a virtually unknown alternative rock entity navigating their way through the underground club scene in Chicago before this simple song, written in D major – and featuring only one of the band’s five members, Tom Higgenson, strumming an acoustic guitar – was nominated for a Grammy Award. Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's | Place: Times Square, New York City, New York All of this begs the... [read more]
| 231300 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 29241 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 25606 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 25292 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 23421 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 21782 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 19095 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 17228 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 16506 hits. Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band | Place: Winchester Cathedral, England | 16295 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 13484 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 13477 hits. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan & Dean | Place: Pasadena, California | 12389 hits. Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple | Place: Montreux Casino, Switzerland | 11999 hits. All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow | Place: Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California | 11441 hits. Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, England
The latest comment is posted by I love this song so much. Kelly is my inspiration. I always talk about how much I love her. I'm her HUGEST fan! I think you did a wonderful job.I heard that in because of you, no one liked the song. I loved it. Someday I want to see the wall of doubt. I want to do the same with my room. I love you so, so, much. Jaimee from Texas about Mr. Know It All - Kelly Clarkson | Place: Nashville, Tennessee