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.
China Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia Westwood, Los Angeles, California Garden Grove, California England Nazareth, Pennsylvania New York City, New York Belfast, Northern Ireland Allentown, Pennsylvania Albuquerque, New Mexico
The latest song-place added is In some of my other articles on songplaces.com, I’ve gone into some depth regarding American history as it pertains to the popular music of the day. Art imitates life and life imitates art. It’s an endless circle. Perhaps my most written about decade is the 1960s, and for good reason. The music scene surrounding the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam Conflict (including the psychedelic counter-culture and even Women’s Liberation Movement) contained some of the most powerful messages... Southern Man - Neil Young | Place: Birmingham, Alabama [read more]
| 384083 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 107475 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 60852 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 42207 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 41206 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 40454 hits. Seven Bridges Road - Eagles | Place: Woodley Road, Montgomery, Alabama | 38490 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 38335 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 29738 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 29165 hits. April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 28535 hits. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 27000 hits. Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, England | 26645 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 25974 hits. The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 25803 hits. Mayberry - Rascal Flatts | Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina
The latest comment is posted by Loved the song from day one, I was told Gypsy leathers referred to the Gypsy MC that dates back to the 30's depression era Tennessee and was international by the 70's. Leathers predated their cut off Levi vests with the pickle patch...Chrome three Wheeler "mistake " was explained by an old biker guy who nearly died in the 70mph crash when his Harley chromed frame broke, which he claimed was an issue with stress fractures after plating...going to Fire Lake MI in spring. joe from Phoenix, Arizona about Fire Lake - Bob Seger | Place: Fire Lake, Michigan