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 Olympia - Hole | Place: Evergreen State College, Olympia, WashingtonOn 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 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]

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Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 13347 hits.
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Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple | Place: Montreux Casino, Switzerland | 10348 hits.
Bangla Desh - George Harrison | Place: Bangladesh | 10303 hits.
Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, England | 9647 hits.

The latest comment is posted by Joe LaBargo from Staten Island, NY about Penny Lane - The Beatles | Place: Penny Lane, Liverpool, EnglandVisited 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?