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 Young Pilgrims - The Shins | Place: Astoria, OregonMy grandfather once sat me down and said to me, “Justin, the only thing they can’t make any more of is land.” That was simply one of his pearls of wisdom he imparted to me before he passed away. Unfortunately for him, he wasn’t any kind of real estate tycoon and left this life as poor as when he entered it. But I digress; the story of my grandfather is neither here nor there, it’s just a nice way to segue into the story of manifest destiny and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.... [read more]

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Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 36741 hits.
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My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 35310 hits.
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 33215 hits.
Seven Bridges Road - Eagles | Place: Woodley Road, Montgomery, Alabama | 31926 hits.
San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 28344 hits.
April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 27889 hits.
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 26979 hits.
Mayberry - Rascal Flatts | Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina | 24352 hits.
The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 24284 hits.
Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 24257 hits.
Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 23065 hits.

The latest comment is posted by Anonymous about Brownsville Girl - Bob Dylan | Place: Brownsville, TexasThe song doesn't necessarily take place in Brownsville. The girl is from a place called Brownsville.