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.
Ethiopia West Oakland, California Omemee, Ontario, Canada Worksop, Nottinghamshire Palace of Fontainebleau, France Tempe, Arizona Cyprus Avenue, Belfast Tokyo, Japan BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland Kathmandu, Nepal
The latest song-place added is For centuries classical composers such as Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, Bach, and others have relied on their melodies and harmonies to tell stories without the common aspect of contemporary popular music: lyrics. But sometimes, even today, a composer will slip a hidden gem of a story into a song without a single word being uttered. John Oliva of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra managed to do just that when he penned his arranged blending of "God Rest You Merry Gentlemen" with "Carol of the Bells" to... Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra | Place: Sarajevo [read more]
| 303006 hits. Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 39782 hits. Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 31454 hits. Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 30291 hits. My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 29895 hits. Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 25229 hits. San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 23151 hits. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 21282 hits. The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 20657 hits. Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 19961 hits. Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 18226 hits. Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 18074 hits. April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 17727 hits. Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band | Place: Winchester Cathedral, England | 16318 hits. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 15954 hits. The Little Old Lady From Pasadena - Jan & Dean | Place: Pasadena, California
The latest comment is posted by Very cool! Didn't know half this stuff. Found out i've had the lyrics wrong all my life. Steven Domalik from Round Lake Park, IL about King Of The Road - Roger Miller | Place: Bangor, Maine