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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The Doors

2
146 55
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Frank Sinatra

3
179 81
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Elvis Presley

4
187 72
Walking In Memphis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Marc Cohn

5
122 51
Folsom Prison Blues is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Johnny Cash

6
139 67
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Glen Campbell

7
133 72
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8
122 61
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9
115 46
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Bob Seger, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

10
118 88
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Billy Joel

11
130 80
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12
154 62
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13
77 38
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

14
86 24
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash

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94 48
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16
63 23
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17
96 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
74 51
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19
31 1
Christmas Card from a Hooker i... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
MusicOfTheForest added Tom Waits

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121 54
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21
86 56
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Randy Newman

22
70 48
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Marty Robbins

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66 42
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59 35
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Bruce Springsteen

25
46 18
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Tom Islava added Billy Joel

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49 22
The Little Old Lady from Pasad... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Jan & Dean

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61 42
Battle of New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Johnny Horton

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49 34
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51 34
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Dbo878 added

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59 37
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49 32
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Dave Loggins

32
49 26
Galveston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Glen Campbell

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88 56
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48 32
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clash1977 added

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44 33
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36
66 41
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
z0faysal added Ray Charles

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60 62
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Ian Hunter

38
58 70
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Everclear

39
53 68
No Sleep Till Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Beastie Boys

40
37 19
The City of New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities

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11 0
Stuck Inside of Mobile With th... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities

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19 1
Sunset in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
MusicOfTheForest added Catman Cohen

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39 35
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Don Henley

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66 75
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Sufjan Stevens

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47 42
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bojanthebest added George Strait

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50 66
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Sheryl Crow

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50 41
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bojanthebest added Kiss, Ace Frehley

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33 30
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43 32
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ZZ Top

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80 78
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Dropkick Murphys