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 Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, was once a thriving industrial city producing linen, rope, and tobacco while dominating the heavy engineering and shipbuilding industry at the time. Since the early 20th Century, however, Belfast has become known for political unrest and bloodshed. Belfast Child - Simple Minds | Place: Belfast, Northern Ireland Belfast's bloody history began in 1886 after intense riots over the issue of home rule left the city divided. In 1919, the Irish War of Independence began, following the declaration of independence in... [read more]
| 90959 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 13804 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 12767 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 11988 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 10560 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 10495 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 10176 hits. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan & Dean | Place: Pasadena, California | 9768 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 8040 hits. Bangla Desh - George Harrison | Place: Bangladesh | 6497 hits. Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple | Place: Montreux Casino, Switzerland | 5409 hits. All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow | Place: Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California | 5296 hits. Dirty Old Town - Ewan MacColl | Place: Salford, Greater Manchester, England | 5141 hits. Down Under - Men At Work | Place: Australia | 5118 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 4660 hits. Ferry Cross the Mersey - Gerry and the Pacemakers | Place: Mersey River, Liverpool, England
The latest comment is posted by Listened to this song back in the mid 60s loved it then love it now Gary Chidester from Buckhannon Upshur co. West Virginia about Wolverton Mountain - Claude King and Merle Kilgore | Place: Woolverton Mountain, Arkansas