America The Best Songs Named After US Cities  

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List Rules 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.

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The Best Beatles Songs | America's Coolest Cities

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New York, New York Frank Sinatra

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171 74
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Viva Las Vegas Elvis Presley

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172 69
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L.A. Woman The Doors

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133 62
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Wichita Lineman Glen Campbell

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114 47
Folsom Prison Blues is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash

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169 69
Walking In Memphis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Walking In Memphis Marc Cohn

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123 69
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116 59
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111 71
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Allentown Billy Joel

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101 44
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Hollywood Nights Bob Seger, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

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112 60
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134 59
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71 35
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Lodi Creedence Clearwater Revival

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58 22
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71 48
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74 23
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Jackson June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash

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65 28
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added El Paso Marty Robbins

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73 16
Last Train to Clarksville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
looksharp added Last Train to Clarksville The Monkees

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59 20
Battle of New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Battle of New Orleans Johnny Horton

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65 37
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Dbo878 added Okie From Muskogee

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67 54
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I Love L.A. Randy Newman

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50 35
No Sleep Till Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
No Sleep Till Brooklyn Beastie Boys

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61 23
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
z0faysal added Georgia Ray Charles

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48 20
Galveston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Galveston Glen Campbell

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Atlantic City Bruce Springsteen

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56 33
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57 44
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Cleveland Rocks Ian Hunter

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46 31
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Please Come to Boston Dave Loggins

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47 27
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clash1977 added Luchenbach, Texas

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Tom Islava added New York State of Mind Billy Joel

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38 19
The Little Old Lady from Pasad... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added The Little Old Lady from Pasadena Jan & Dean

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Leaving Las Vegas Sheryl Crow

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bojanthebest added Amarillo by Morning George Strait

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39 16
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La Grange ZZ Top

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55 57
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Santa Monica Everclear

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Chicago Sufjan Stevens

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74 55
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I'm Shipping Up to Boston Dropkick Murphys

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bojanthebest added New York Groove Kiss, Ace Frehley

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New York Minute Don Henley

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56 45
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30 17
The City of New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities

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Tulsa Time Danny Flowers

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Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities