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]
| 331028 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 52436 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 36123 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 32147 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 31990 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 26469 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 25892 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 22848 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 22660 hits. The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 22283 hits. April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 21724 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 20944 hits. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 19347 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 18671 hits. Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band | Place: Winchester Cathedral, England | 18517 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