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 Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits | Place: Deptford, London, UKIn terms of lyrical content, Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing” is an exceedingly odd song to have climbed nearly to the top of the U.S. and U.K. music charts (numbers 8 and 4, respectively). Most radio hits are about love, lost love, wanting love, needing love, hating love, or shaking your booty on a dance floor. "Sultans," however, is about a group of part-time musicians playing Creole to a disinterested crowd in an anonymous London pub. That’s sort of strange, if you think about... [read more]

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April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 28384 hits.
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 27572 hits.
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The latest comment is posted by Alan Hinks from England, UK about Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen | Place: Lincoln, NebraskaAny mention of the state of Nebraska reminds me of the haunting opening notes to the first track and the stark, depressing song that followed it. Even my familiarity with the bleaker side of Springsteen's music on 'Darkness' had not prepared me for this new side of his music, which he followed with 'Tom Joad' and 'Devils and Dust' to create a trilogy of what to me represents some of the best of modern lyrical poetry.