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 Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's | Place: Times Square, New York City, New YorkSometimes 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.

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The latest comment is posted by Jaimee from Texas about Mr. Know It All - Kelly Clarkson | Place: Nashville, TennesseeI 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.