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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188 71
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The Doors

2
134 54
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Frank Sinatra

3
178 78
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Elvis Presley

4
120 49
Folsom Prison Blues is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Johnny Cash

5
138 65
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Glen Campbell

6
174 72
Walking In Memphis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Marc Cohn

7
129 70
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8
117 61
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9
116 72
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Billy Joel

10
112 46
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Bob Seger, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

11
125 61
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12
138 61
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13
72 37
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

14
61 23
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15
73 48
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16
77 23
Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash

17
89 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
69 30
El Paso is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Marty Robbins

19
80 47
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20
61 21
Battle of New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Johnny Horton

21
108 53
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22
65 38
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23
51 25
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Dbo878 added

24
67 56
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Randy Newman

25
57 34
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Bruce Springsteen

26
49 22
Galveston is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Glen Campbell

27
49 33
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28
43 18
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Tom Islava added Billy Joel

29
58 35
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30
60 48
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Ian Hunter

31
51 45
No Sleep Till Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Beastie Boys

32
65 32
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
z0faysal added Ray Charles

33
87 53
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34
47 32
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Dave Loggins

35
47 21
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bojanthebest added Kiss, Ace Frehley

36
39 20
The Little Old Lady from Pasad... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Jan & Dean

37
48 30
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clash1977 added

38
48 45
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Sheryl Crow

39
46 28
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bojanthebest added George Strait

40
41 17
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ZZ Top

41
42 33
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42
57 65
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Everclear

43
65 68
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Sufjan Stevens

44
79 64
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Dropkick Murphys

45
34 18
The City of New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities

46
38 35
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Don Henley

47
33 27
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48
32 13
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities

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28 41
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Danny Flowers

50
28 14
Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young