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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    Folsom Prison Blues is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Johnny Cash

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


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    Streets of Philadelphia 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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    Detroit Rock City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Kiss

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    Angel of Harlem is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


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    The Night Chicago Died is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


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    Marty Robbins

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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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    June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash

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    Johnny Horton

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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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    London Calling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    The Clash

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

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    Scott McKenzie

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    Glen Campbell

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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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    By the Time I Get to Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Isaac Hayes

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    Chicago is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


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    Beastie Boys

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    I'm Shipping Up to Boston is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Dropkick Murphys

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    Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Bruce Springsteen

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    Santa Monica is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Everclear

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    Luchenbach, Texas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities

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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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    Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
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    Okie From Muskogee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities

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    Chattanooga Choo Choo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


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    The Monkees

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    Leaving Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Sheryl Crow

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    Jan & Dean

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    Please Come to Boston is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Dave Loggins

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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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    Ray Charles

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    Tulsa Time is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


    Danny Flowers

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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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    New York Groove is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities

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    Kiss, Ace Frehley

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    Memphis, Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities


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    Lefty Frizzell

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