The Best Songs Named After US Cities

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List Criteria: Any song with an American city name in the title

An expansive list of songs about cities in the US, ranked by music fans everywhere. From "New York, New York" to "No Sleep Til Brooklyn," American cities and towns have long inspired singers and bands in their lyrics and song titles. This list of US city song names includes music about Memphis, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit, and many more notable American cities and towns.

Which songs with cities in the title is your favorite? Does it name a city in your state? Or maybe even your hometown? Vote up those you think are the best songs with city names in the title, or click "rerank" to make a list of your own that will influence this Ultimate List.

What are the best songs about cities? Take a look at this list and see for yourself.

For more, check out these lists:
The Best Beatles Songs | America's Coolest Cities



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    Viva Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Elvis Presley

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    Frank Sinatra

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    L.A. Woman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    The Doors

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    Wichita Lineman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Glen Campbell

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    Johnny Cash

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    Marc Cohn

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    Allentown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Billy Joel

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    Streets of Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
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    Philadelphia Freedom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


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    (I Left My Heart) In San Franc... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
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    Hollywood Nights is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Bob Seger, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

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    Lodi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Creedence Clearwater Revival

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    Angel of Harlem is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


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    Detroit Rock City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


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    Marty Robbins

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    The Night Chicago Died is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Paper Lace

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    Do You Know the Way to San Jos... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Burt Bacharach

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    Johnny Horton

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    June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash

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    By the Time I Get to Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Glen Campbell

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    I Love L.A. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Randy Newman

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    Forrest Gump: San Francisco (B... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
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    London Calling is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    The Clash

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    Chicago is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Sufjan Stevens

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    Cleveland Rocks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Ian Hunter

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    Glen Campbell

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    Beastie Boys

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    By the Time I Get to Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Isaac Hayes

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    Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Bruce Springsteen

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    Luchenbach, Texas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities

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    I'm Shipping Up to Boston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Dropkick Murphys

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    Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Everclear

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    City of New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


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    Okie From Muskogee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities

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    The Monkees

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    Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
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    Chattanooga Choo Choo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


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    Please Come to Boston is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


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    Jan & Dean

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    Leaving Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Sheryl Crow

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    Detroit City is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


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    Amarillo by Morning is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities

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    George Strait

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    Autumn in New York is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


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    Tulsa Time is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


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    Ray Charles

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    New York Minute is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Don Henley

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    Memphis, Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


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    New York Groove is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities

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    Kiss, Ace Frehley

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    New York State of Mind is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities

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    Billy Joel

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