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 Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin | Place: Liphook Road, Headley, HampshireFrom the moment it was released, Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" has courted controversy and polarized opinion. Interpretations of the song have ranged from the pedestrian to the downright mystical. Some see it as a simple love song or song about drug addiction, bad choices, or some other everyday, earthbound thing. Others have seen in the song complex arrangements of Tarot archetypes or symbolism inspired by Aleister Crowley's Thelema. The latter would actually be feasible, by the way, if... [read more]

Popular Places
Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 440187 hits.
Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 166624 hits.
Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 88212 hits.
Seven Bridges Road - Eagles | Place: Woodley Road, Montgomery, Alabama | 63513 hits.
Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 53646 hits.
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 53473 hits.
Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 51691 hits.
My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 44264 hits.
Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, England | 43069 hits.
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 41533 hits.
Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 33097 hits.
San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 33059 hits.
April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 33028 hits.
The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 30606 hits.
Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 30328 hits.

The latest comment is posted by Brian from Manchester, NH, USA about Wolverton Mountain - Claude King and Merle Kilgore | Place: Woolverton Mountain, ArkansasJesus, lighten up, bud. Kilgore said himself he wrote the song as a joke just for his uncle as a gift for teaching him country music, and didn't intend to have it recorded. Uncle Clifton is the one who told him, "You got a hit there," and that's why Kilgore started to show it to various singers and producers. It's a funny and entertaining song and made ol' Clowers famous. It makes practical sense that they spelled the name more conventionally for the song. There is a great video of an amateur singer playing Wolverton Mountain for Clifton Clowers at his home --