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 Lodi - Creedence Clearwater Revival | Place: Lodi, CaliforniaRarely has such desperation appeared so prevalently in a pop song as in the instance of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 1969 B-side hit, "Lodi." The tumultuous sixties were dying down and paving the way for what would amount to one of the worst economic decades in American history. The hippies were losing. The war effort in Vietnam was quickly spiraling out of control. The entertainment industry, too, felt the cold sting of the souring national mood.

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Popular Places
Beds Are Burning - Midnight Oil | Place: Kintore Mountains, Australia | 330676 hits.
Kokomo - The Beach Boys | Place: Islamorada, Florida | 52182 hits.
Ode to Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry | Place: Tallahatchie Bridge, Choctaw Ridge, Mississippi | 36040 hits.
Possum Kingdom - The Toadies | Place: Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas | 32109 hits.
My City Was Gone - Pretenders | Place: Akron, Ohio | 31965 hits.
San Bernardino - The Mountain Goats | Place: San Bernardino, California | 26446 hits.
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison | Place: 12th Street and Vine, Kansas City | 25843 hits.
Hotel California - Eagles | Place: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California | 22786 hits.
The Ludlow Massacre - Woody Guthrie | Place: Ludlow, Colorado | 22651 hits.
April in Paris - Ella Fitzgerald | Place: Paris, France | 22237 hits.
Creeque Alley - The Mamas and the Papas | Place: Creeque Alley, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands | 21699 hits.
Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2 | Place: BogSide, Derry, Northern Ireland | 20867 hits.
Alice's Restaurant Massacree - Arlo Guthrie | Place: Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, Stockbridge, Massachusetts | 19320 hits.
Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band | Place: Winchester Cathedral, England | 18650 hits.
Mayberry - Rascal Flatts | Place: Mount Airy, North Carolina | 18478 hits.

The latest comment is posted by Jackie about Carey - Joni Mitchell | Place: Matala, Cretebeen there...loved it >3