Cities 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.

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

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149 58
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Frank Sinatra

2
204 76
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The Doors

3
181 81
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Elvis Presley

4
139 72
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5
189 74
Walking In Memphis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Marc Cohn

6
123 53
Folsom Prison Blues is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Johnny Cash

7
140 68
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Glen Campbell

8
123 64
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9
121 46
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Bob Seger, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

10
105 39
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

11
121 108
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Billy Joel

12
181 64
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13
109 48
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14
135 107
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15
152 54
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16
89 24
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash

17
99 18
Last Train to Clarksville is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
looksharp added The Monkees

18
65 24
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19
76 52
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20
97 58
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Randy Newman

21
63 22
The Little Old Lady from Pasad... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Jan & Dean

22
68 43
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23
61 35
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Bruce Springsteen

24
49 18
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Tom Islava added Billy Joel

25
34 2
Sunset in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

26
51 34
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27
39 3
Christmas Card from a Hooker i... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
MusicOfTheForest added Tom Waits

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51 33
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Dave Loggins

29
72 70
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Marty Robbins

30
53 38
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Dbo878 added

31
50 27
Galveston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Glen Campbell

32
63 51
Battle of New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Johnny Horton

33
49 34
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34
59 43
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35
48 33
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clash1977 added

36
89 66
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37
39 19
The City of New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities

38
20 1
Stuck Inside of Mobile With th... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities

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62 72
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Ian Hunter

40
59 75
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Everclear

41
69 77
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Sufjan Stevens

42
40 36
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Don Henley

43
35 20
San Franciscan Nights is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
JohnDelSelva added Eric Burdon & the Animals

44
55 80
No Sleep Till Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Beastie Boys

45
47 45
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bojanthebest added George Strait

46
67 57
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
z0faysal added Ray Charles

47
34 30
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48
33 14
Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

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50 75
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Sheryl Crow

50
53 47
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bojanthebest added Kiss, Ace Frehley