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.

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The Best Beatles Songs | America's Coolest Cities

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196 72
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The Doors

2
139 55
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Frank Sinatra

3
179 80
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Elvis Presley

4
122 50
Folsom Prison Blues is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Johnny Cash

5
139 67
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Glen Campbell

6
179 72
Walking In Memphis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Marc Cohn

7
133 72
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8
120 61
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9
118 77
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Billy Joel

10
115 46
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Bob Seger, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

11
130 67
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12
144 62
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13
63 23
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14
95 18
Last Train to Clarksville is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
looksharp added The Monkees

15
73 38
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

16
74 51
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17
78 24
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash

18
85 48
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19
70 35
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Marty Robbins

20
111 54
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21
74 56
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Randy Newman

22
61 30
Battle of New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Johnny Horton

23
66 40
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24
59 34
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Bruce Springsteen

25
51 30
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Dbo878 added

26
46 18
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Tom Islava added Billy Joel

27
59 36
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28
49 34
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29
13 0
Sunset in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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49 32
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Dave Loggins

31
49 26
Galveston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Glen Campbell

32
88 56
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33
66 36
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
z0faysal added Ray Charles

34
41 22
The Little Old Lady from Pasad... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Jan & Dean

35
60 54
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Ian Hunter

36
53 56
No Sleep Till Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Beastie Boys

37
48 32
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clash1977 added

38
43 33
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39
50 53
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Sheryl Crow

40
50 31
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bojanthebest added Kiss, Ace Frehley

41
58 68
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Everclear

42
43 25
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ZZ Top

43
46 38
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bojanthebest added George Strait

44
36 19
The City of New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities

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39 35
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Don Henley

46
65 74
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Sufjan Stevens

47
80 73
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Dropkick Murphys

48
33 30
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49
17 1
Christmas Card from a Hooker i... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
MusicOfTheForest added Tom Waits

50
30 14
Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young