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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
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Frank Sinatra
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Elvis Presley
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Folsom Prison Blues is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Johnny Cash
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
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Glen Campbell
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Walking In Memphis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Marc Cohn
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Bob Seger, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
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Billy Joel
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The Little Old Lady from Pasad... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added Jan & Dean
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Randy Newman
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Jackson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Dbo878 added June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash
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San Franciscan Nights is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
JohnDelSelva added Eric Burdon & the Animals
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Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
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Last Train to Clarksville is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
looksharp added The Monkees
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Christmas Card from a Hooker i... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs Named After US Cities
MusicOfTheForest added Tom Waits