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If you're from the Windy City, you'll definitely want to check out this list of the best songs about Chicago. Chicago often gets overshadowed by New York and Los Angeles, but several rappers, rock stars and legendary blues musicians have written songs about the Windy City. Some of these great tunes specifically mention Chicago, while others only allude to the Illinois City.

Buddy Guy is one of the most famous Chicago musicians and his song, “Meet Me in Chicago” is one of the best songs about the city. Kanye West may live out in California now, but he referenced Chicago, his home town, in the song “Homecoming.” The Elvis Presley hit, “In the Ghetto,” also specifically references Chicago.

Chicago may not be mentioned in Local H's song “California Songs,” but this is the unofficial rock anthem of the Windy City. Moby was inspired by Chicago's house music scene for his track “South Side” and the North Side is represented in JD McPherson's tune, “North Side Gal.”

Which song on this list of the best Chicago songs is your number one pick? Vote it to the top and share your opinions in the comments section.
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Sweet Home Chicago Ben Harper, Tom Freund

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In The Ghetto Elvis Presley

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My Kind of Town Frank Sinatra

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Sweet Home Chicago Stephen Stills, The Jimmy Rogers All-Stars

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Super Bowl Shuffle Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew

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Chicago Tom Waits

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Peace Frog The Doors

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Lake Shore Drive Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah

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Chicago Sufjan Stevens

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14 9
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Homecoming Chris Martin, Kanye West

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Every Song in Chicago, Ranked by Singability

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7 5
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Chicago (Chi-Town) Blues Earth, Wind & Fire

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5 3
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Chicago Wind Merle Haggard

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5 4
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Windy City Blues The Marshall Tucker Band

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Via Chicago Wilco

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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She Was In Chicago John Lee Hooker

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We Ride Cam'ron, Jay-Z, R. Kelly

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Meet Me in Chicago Buddy Guy

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Only in Chicago Barry Manilow

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Stratford-On-Guy Liz Phair

Rock Stars Who Died at Age 30

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Growing Up Fall Out Boy

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Dear Chicago Ryan Adams

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Prairie Song Billy Corgan

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Shy-Town Gorillaz

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This City Patrick Stump

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4 5
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North Side Gal JD McPherson

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Born in Chicago Steve Hackett

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8 10
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South Side Moby

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