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 | 437345 hits.
Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 164093 hits.
Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 86695 hits.
Seven Bridges Road - Eagles | Place: Woodley Road, Montgomery, Alabama | 62487 hits.
Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 53078 hits.
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 52846 hits.
Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 51169 hits.
My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 43915 hits.
Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, England | 42100 hits.
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 41230 hits.
San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 32841 hits.
April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 32766 hits.
Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 32711 hits.
The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 30398 hits.
Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 29940 hits.

The latest comment is posted by Phil Gibson from United Kingdom about Wolverton Mountain - Claude King and Merle Kilgore | Place: Woolverton Mountain, ArkansasI love the song, bought the 45 when it came out in 1962. I also love the sequel by the petulant sounding Jo Ann Campbell - "I hate the bears and the birds", makes me smile everytime.