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]

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Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 433449 hits.
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Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 85005 hits.
Seven Bridges Road - Eagles | Place: Woodley Road, Montgomery, Alabama | 60793 hits.
Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 52322 hits.
Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 50544 hits.
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 48707 hits.
My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 43527 hits.
Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, England | 41122 hits.
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 40672 hits.
San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 32632 hits.
April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 32529 hits.
Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 32266 hits.
The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 30180 hits.
Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 29572 hits.

The latest comment is posted by Sandra Gsrner from WestPoint Mississippi about Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, MississippiI wish they would make a sequel to the movie now and try to find out what happened after 50 years!I saw the movie when it first came out in 1976! Ever since then I wanted to go to Tallahatchi and see that Bridge!Miss Bobbie Gentry thanks to you you made Mississippi famous again besides Elvis Presley and even nade a movie about Mississippi! Wold give anything to meet You!