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 Rarely has such desperation appeared so prevalently in a pop song as in the instance of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 1969 B-side hit, "Lodi." The tumultuous sixties were dying down and paving the way for what would amount to one of the worst economic decades in American history. The hippies were losing. The war effort in Vietnam was quickly spiraling out of control. The entertainment industry, too, felt the cold sting of the souring national mood. Lodi - Creedence Clearwater Revival | Place: Lodi, California John Fogerty and the rest of CCR often... [read more]
| 330676 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 52182 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 36040 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 32109 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 31965 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 26446 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 25843 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 22786 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 22651 hits. The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 22237 hits. April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 21699 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 20867 hits. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 19320 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 18650 hits. Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band | Place: Winchester Cathedral, England | 18478 hits. Mayberry - Rascal Flatts | Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina
The latest comment is posted by been there...loved it >3 Jackie about Carey - Joni Mitchell | Place: Matala, Crete