music The Best Songs About Chicago  

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If you're from the Windy City, you'll definitely want to check out this list of the best songs about Chicago. Chicago often gets overshadowed by New York and Los Angeles, but several rappers, rock stars and legendary blues musicians have written songs about the Windy City. Some of these great tunes specifically mention Chicago, while others only allude to the Illinois City.

Buddy Guy is one of the most famous Chicago musicians and his song, “Meet Me in Chicago” is one of the best songs about the city. Kanye West may live out in California now, but he referenced Chicago, his home town, in the song “Homecoming.” The Elvis Presley hit, “In the Ghetto,” also specifically references Chicago.

Chicago may not be mentioned in Local H's song “California Songs,” but this is the unofficial rock anthem of the Windy City. Moby was inspired by Chicago's house music scene for his track “South Side” and the North Side is represented in JD McPherson's tune, “North Side Gal.”

Which song on this list of the best Chicago songs is your number one pick? Vote it to the top and share your opinions in the comments section.

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My Kind of Town Frank Sinatra

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Sweet Home Chicago Ben Harper, Tom Freund

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Super Bowl Shuffle Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew

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In The Ghetto Elvis Presley

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Sweet Home Chicago Stephen Stills, The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars

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Chicago Tom Waits

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Peace Frog The Doors

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Lake Shore Drive Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah

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Homecoming Chris Martin, Kanye West

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Chicago Sufjan Stevens

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Meet Me in Chicago Buddy Guy

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Only in Chicago Barry Manilow

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Chicago Wind Merle Haggard

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She Was In Chicago John Lee Hooker

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We Ride Cam'ron, Jay-Z, R. Kelly

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Windy City Blues The Marshall Tucker Band

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Growing Up Fall Out Boy

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Dear Chicago Ryan Adams

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Via Chicago Wilco

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Chicago (Chi-Town) Blues Earth, Wind & Fire

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Prairie Song Billy Corgan

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Shy-Town Gorillaz

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This City Patrick Stump

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North Side Gal JD McPherson

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Stratford-On-Guy Liz Phair

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Born in Chicago Steve Hackett

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South Side Moby

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