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    Songs with place names in the title

    There seem to be quite a lot of songs that mention a particular place. I know two songs (both by Chris Rea !) called Texas. I thought it would be interesting to see how many we could list. Here's a start...


    "I'll be your long-haired lover from Liverpool" - (little) Jimmy Osmond;

    "Last train to Clarksville" - The Monkees ;

    "If you're going to San Francisco ..." - Scott McKenzie;

    I am sure that there are plenty more.

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    Portsmouth by Mike Oldfield

    I don't care if it's not actually a song, it's named after Pompey and therefore it must be good. Just because it was done by the guy who did Tubular Bells should have nothing to do with it.

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    "Last Train to London" - Electric Light Orchestra
    "From Paris to Berlin" - Infernal
    "From New York to LA" - Patsy Gallant
    “Pennsylvania 65000” – The Glenn Miller Orchestra
    “Going Down to Liverpool” – Katrina and the Waves or The Bangles

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    California songs

    Here are some songs about California:

    "Hotel California" - the Eagles
    "California Dreamin' " - The Mamas and Papas
    "California Girls" - The Beach Boys

    and cheating a bit here - "Californication" - The Red Hot Chilli Peppers

    I am sure there are more.

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    Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glenn Miller Orch (and many theatre organ artists)

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    There are quite a few I do believe. Here are some to add to the list...

    Sweet Home Alabama
    Dani California - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    Land Down under - Well not quite, but it symbolises Australia

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    Hey here's one:

    + "Dakota" by Stereophonics

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    "New York, New York''--Frank Sinatra

    "Philadelphia Freedom"--Elton John





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    From Russia Wth Love - Matt Munroe

    The Bells of Aberdyfi Local song abouut a sunken village and the bells on the church spire

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    "Running Back to Saskatoon", The Guess Who.

    "Tillsonburg", "my back still aches when I hear that word, Tillsonburg", Stompin' Tom.

    I'll name one from over across the ocean, "The White Cliffs of Dover",

    and I'll cheat a bit, adding "The Queen of Denial".

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    "Wichita Lineman"--Glenn Campbell [?]

    "Please Come To Boston"-- [?]

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    "Chicago" and "Ohio"--CSNY

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    My kind of topic!

    Quote Originally Posted by white knight View Post
    CSN
    Certainly not forgetting "Marrakech Expesss," either.

    Send out the search parties for Methodist Girl for not having mentioned "Kentucky Woman" by Neil Diamond!

    Billy Joel gives us "New York State of Mind" and of course "Allentown." At or around that time, the Beach Boys re-emerged with "Kokomo." Speaking of the beach, more mature habitues of the Jersey Shore know an old tune by Bobby Rydell called "Wildwood Days" ('where every day is a holiday/and every night is a Saturday night!').

    Returning to the international scene, there's of course "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin, and the anti-apartheid anthem "I Ain't Gonna Play Sun City." (various artists.)

    Back in my home hemisphere, Harry Belafonte popularized "Haiti Cherie." I'll go ahead and add Steely Dan's "Haitian Divorce" as being no more of a reach than "Californication."

    From the world of Jazz, there's a popular Dixieland standard titled "Panama." Sticking to Jazz (and returning to the state of my birth), there's the immortal Duke Ellington's "East St. Louis Toodle-Loo." Crossing the river, we add W.C. Handy's earlier opus "St. Louis Blues."

    You can get a few from the city of my birth- but the obvious ones are "Chicago, Chicago" (that Toddlin' Town) "My Kind of Town (Chicago Is)" and the blues standard "Sweet Home Chicago." Speaking of Chicago, my ride with Blackhawks hockey last year impels me to add "Chelsea Dagger" by the Fratellis to this list.
    The truth that's told with bad intent
    Beats all the lies you can invent- William Blake, from Auguries of Innocence

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    I Left My Heart in San Francisco (not likely for me -- I think S. F. is one big ripoff.)

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