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.
Palace of Fontainebleau, France Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York Iowa Bloomington, Indiana South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Central Saint Martins, London 1100 Eastshore Highway, Berkeley, California Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia Cholame, California
The River Ouse, York, United Kingdom
The latest song-place added is There is something undeniably, inexplicably funny about Harry Chapin’s story of a tractor-trailer driver smearing a city with 30,000 pounds of bananas as he wreaks havoc at 90 miles per hour. That is, it’s funny until you find out that it was based on a real-life story, and that a real trucker lost a real life and left behind a wife and children. After learning that little tidbit, the laughter tends to drift off a bit, fumble into awkward coughs, and finally fade into uncomfortable and... 30,000 Pounds Of Bananas - Harry Chapin | Place: Moosic Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania [read more]
| 334333 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 56175 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 38126 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 32697 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 32395 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 26733 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 26585 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 23996 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 23318 hits. April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 22827 hits. The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 22001 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 21999 hits. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 19827 hits. Funkytown - Lipps Inc. | Place: New York City, New York | 19668 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 19490 hits. Mayberry - Rascal Flatts | Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina
The latest comment is posted by He talks about it in the movie "under African skies," a tremendous flick. It think he said its absurdist lyrics not about Elvis, American culture (or African for that matter), or his first marriage. A must see - check it out! Nick from Ky about Graceland - Paul Simon | Place: Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee