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100 Best Songs With Names of Cities in the Title

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While not all may enjoy the city life, we have to admit certain cities have their charm. People have contrasting memories associated with their favorite city. A number of singers and songwriters from different genres have poetically described the feeling of being in different cities. The experiences of a traveler visiting different places have been told in an alluring manner in songs. Songs with city names in their title, narrate vivid stories and events that arise from personal experience.

Message Conveyed In Songs With City Names

Songs that have city names in their title convey a broad spectrum of events. It’s often the personal experience of a songwriter that is figuratively portrayed through song lyrics. Many musicians have aesthetically described the varied sentiments associated with living in their favorite city. Certain singers and songwriters have reflectively showcased the struggles and hardships faced adjusting to the city life after moving from a small town. A number of rock songs, pop songs, indie songs and alternative songs have creatively described the glamour and fast-paced life in big cities. A number of folk musicians and blues musicians have narrated heartfelt experiences of adapting to the way of life in big cities.


Memories of Big Cities

Musicians from different genres have described their memories of being in big cities with experiences based on factual events. The thrill that comes with seeing something new, or experiencing something for the first time in a big city, is portrayed in an endearing manner by musicians. While majority of songs showcase the pomp and grandeur of big cities in an awe-inspiring manner, certain songs tell a riveting tale of their dark side. Certain singer-songwriters have told heart-wrenching stories of how individuals from small towns succumb to the city way of life, squandering their money and losing their innocence.

The changes that come about in people after they move from small towns to big cities are described in a brutally honest manner in certain songs. Certain musicians have thoughtfully brought to life different aspects of losing oneself in the city, in a bid to achieve fame and status. Many country singers have written thought provoking songs that showcase the importance of being connected with your hometown even after achieving fame and fortune in big cities. These valuable life lessons about remaining down to earth and humble, through success, inspire listeners to remain rooted to their old self in a fast-paced city life.


The list below showcases a diverse collection of songs that mention names of cities in their title. If you have a view, opinion, song suggestion, or city life moments to share, feel free in the comments section.


Top 10 Best Songs With Names of Cities in the Title

  1. “Havana”—Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug
  2. “Streets of Philadelphia”—Bruce Springsteen
  3. “Kashmir”—Led Zeppelin
  4. “Beverly Hills”—Weezer
  5. “Walking In Memphis”—Marc Cohn
  6. “Detroit Vs. Everybody”—Eminem
  7. “New York”—Snow Patrol
  8. “Austin”—Blake Shelton
  9. “Save Me San Francisco”—Train
  10. “Rio”—Duran Duran


11. “All The Way to Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star)”—R.E.M.

12. “Belfast Child”—Simple Minds

13. “New York, New York”—Ryan Adams

14. “Take Me Back To London”—Ed Sheeran featuring Stormzy

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15. “Rivers Of Babylon”—Boney M

16. “A Passage to Bangkok”—Rush

17. “Santa Monica”—Everclear

18. “Allentown”—Billy Joel

19. “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”—Beastie Boys

20. “Amarillo Sky”—Jason Aldean


21. “I Love L.A.”—Randy Newman

22. “Woman from Tokyo”—Deep Purple

23. “Talladega”—Eric Church

24. “Barcelona”—Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe

25. “Amsterdam”—Coldplay

26. “L.A. Love (La La)”—Fergie featuring YG

27. “Budapest”—George Ezra

28. “Streets of London”—Ralph McTell

29. “Midnight in Montgomery”—Alan Jackson

30. “First We Take Manhattan”—Leonard Cohen

31. “One Night in Bangkok”—Murray Head

32. “Brooklyn (Go Hard)”—Jay-Z

33. “Chicago”—Michael Jackson

34. “Miami 2 Ibiza”—Swedish House Mafia & Tinie Tempah

35. “Lodi”—Creedence Clearwater Revival

36. “Free Man in Paris”—Joni Mitchell

37. “Detroit Rock City”—Kiss

38. “Goodnight Saigon”—Billy Joel

39. “Brownsville Girl”—Bob Dylan

40. “London Still”—The Waifs


41. “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”—Tony Bennett

42. “April 29, 1992 (Miami)”—Sublime

43. “Paris, Tokyo”—Lupe Fiasco

44. “London Bridge”—Fergie

45. “Galway Girl”—Ed Sheeran

46. “Bombs Over Baghdad (B.O.B.)”—OutKast

47. “Katmandu”—Bob Seger

48. “Malibu”—Hole

49. “Waking Up In Vegas”—Katy Perry

50. “London Calling”—The Clash

51. “Montego Bay”—Bobby Bloom

52. “Landing in London (All I Think About Is You)”—3 Doors Down

53. “El Paso”—Marty Robbins

54. “Last Train to Clarksville”—The Monkees

55. “Going Down to Liverpool”—Bangles

56. “L.A. Woman”—The Doors

57. “Miami”—Will Smith

58. “Kokomo”—The Beach Boys

59. “Werewolves of London”—Warren Zevon

60. “Marrakesh Express”—Crosby, Stills & Nash


61. “Leaving Las Vegas”—Sheryl Crow

62. “Trap Paris”—Machine Gun Kelly featuring Quavo and Ty Dolla $ign

63. “Santa Monica”—Theory of A Deadman

64. “Hong Kong Garden”—Siouxsie and the Banshees

65. “Rome Wasn't Built In A Day”—Morcheeba

66. “Little Rock”—Reba McEntire

67. “Pompeii”—Bastille

68. “Cleveland Rocks”—Ian Hunter

69. “Amarillo by Morning”—George Strait

70. “Drinking In L.A.”—Bran Van 3000

71. “Ventura Highway”—America

72. “Boston”—Augustana

73. “Tupelo Honey”—Van Morrison

74. “Monterey”—Eric Burdon & The Animals

75. “Safe in New York City”—AC/DC

76. “To Live and Die in L.A.”—Wang Chung

77. “Vienna”—Ultravox

78. “I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris”—Morrissey

79. “La Grange”—ZZ Top

80. “Atlantic City”—Bruce Springsteen


81. “Waterloo”—ABBA

82. “Night Boat to Cairo”—Madness

83. “Stranger in Moscow”—Michael Jackson

84. “All The Way from Memphis”—Mott the Hoople

85. “Youngstown”—Bruce Springsteen

86. “Chicago/We Can Change the World”—Graham Nash

87. “5AM in Toronto”—Drake

88. “Englishman in New York”—Sting

89. “Chattanooga Choo Choo”—Glenn Miller and His Orchestra

90. “Paris Is Burning”—Ladyhawke

91. “Amsterdam”—Nothing But Thieves

92. “Babylon”—David Gray

93. “The Night Chicago Died”—Paper Lace

94. “Day Trip to Bangor (Didn't We Have A Lovely Time)”—Fiddler's Dram

95. “What Made Milwaukee Famous”—Jerry Lee Lewis

96. “Belfast”—Boney M

97. “Down from Dover”—Dolly Parton

98. “Angel from Montgomery”—John Prine

99. “Stockholm Syndrome”—Blink-182

100. “Don't Go Back To Rockville”—R.E.M.

Other Notable Songs with City Names in the Title

  • “Stockholm Syndrome”—One Direction
  • “Move to Miami”—Enrique Iglesias
  • “Chicago Freestyle”—Drake
  • “Riding to New York”—Passenger
  • “Buffalo Gals”—Malcolm McLaren
  • “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)”—They Might Be Giants
  • “Panama City”—Lee Brice
  • “Compton”—Kendrick Lamar featuring Dr. Dre
  • “Irvine”—Kelly Clarkson
  • “King of New Orleans”—Better Than Ezra
  • “New York”—U2
  • “To Washington”—John Mellencamp
  • “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again”—Bob Dylan
  • “Cliffs of Dover”—Eric Johnson
  • “Baltimore”—Prince
  • “The Only Living Boy in New York”—Simon & Garfunkel
  • “Manhattan Project”—Rush
  • “Istanbul”—Morrissey
  • “New York Groove”—Ace Frehley
  • “Sante Fe”—Beirut
  • “TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)”—MFSB featuring The Three Degrees
  • “London Boy”—Taylor Swift
  • “City Of New Orleans”—Arlo Guthrie
  • “Wichita Lineman”—Glen Campbell
  • “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers in Your Hair)”—Scott McKenzie
  • “New York City”—T. Rex
  • “Amsterdam”—Jacques Brel
  • “Viva Las Vegas”—Elvis Presley
  • “Calgary”—Bon Iver
  • “I'm in Miami Trick”—LMFAO
  • “Long Haired Lover From Liverpool”—Little Jimmy Osmond
  • “Tulsa Time”—Don Williams
  • “New York State of Mind”—Billy Joel
  • “Paris Nights / New York Mornings”—Corinne Bailey Rae
  • “Morning in LA”—White Lies
  • “Time Spent In Los Angeles”—Dawes
  • “Battle of New Orleans”—Johnny Horton
  • “April in Houston”—SWMRS
  • “Kiev”—Barclay James Harvest
  • “(I Miss the) Tokyo Skyline”—Manic Street Preachers
  • “A Baltimore Love Thing”—50 Cent
  • “Detroit”—Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “Twenty-Four Hours from Tulsa”—Gene Pitney
  • “Bombay Calling”—It's a Beautiful Day
  • “Cheer Up London”—Slaves
  • “To Paris with Love”—Donna Summer
  • “Postcard from Paris”—The Band Perry
  • “Straight Outta Compton”—N.W.A
  • “The White Cliffs of Dover”—Vera Lynn
  • “Berlin Got Blurry”—Parquet Courts
  • “Pyongyang”—Blur
  • “Mecca”—Wild Beasts
  • “Galveston”—Glen Campbell
  • “Tokyo”—Lianne La Havas
  • “Welcome to New York”—Taylor Swift
  • “Tucson Train”—Bruce Springsteen
  • “Paris”—The Chainsmokers
  • “Galway Girl”—Steve Earle
  • “Perth”—Bon Iver
  • “New York Mining Disaster 1941”—Bee Gees
  • “Philadelphia Freedom”—Elton John
  • “An Englishman in New York”—Godley & Crème
  • “Babylon”—Lady Gaga
  • “Somewhere in Stockholm”—Avicii
  • “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo”—Charles Coborn
  • “Kansas City”—The New Basement Tapes
  • “Los Angeles”—Frank Black
  • “Portland, Maine”—Tim McGraw
  • “Harlem”—New Politics
  • “88 Seconds in Greensboro”—Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
  • “Walla Walla”—The Offspring
  • “Escape From L.A.”—The Weeknd
  • “Stockholm Syndrome”—Muse
  • “Fruhling in Paris”—Rammstein
  • “Vegas”—Bad Meets Evil
  • “Tijuana Jail”—Gilby Clarke
  • “Moving To New York”—The Wombats
  • “Duquesne Whistle”—Bob Dylan
  • “(Is This the Way To) Amarillo”—Tony Christie
  • “Snow in Vegas”—David Gray
  • “Talkin' New York”—Bob Dylan
  • “Amsterdam”—Peter Bjorn and John
  • “Pyres of Varanasi—30 Seconds to Mars
  • “Lucky Denver Mint”—Jimmy Eat World
  • “New Dorp, New York”—SBTRKT
  • “Stockholm”—Judah & the Lion
  • “Boulder to Birmingham”—Emmylou Harris
  • “Miami”—Foals
  • “Piazza, New York Catcher”—Belle & Sebastian
  • “Hackensack”—Fountains of Wayne
  • “There's No Place Like London”—Shirley Bassey
  • “New York Minute”—Don Henley
  • “The Night of Santiago”—Leonard Cohen
  • “Cemeteries of London”—Coldplay
  • “Jerusalem (Out of Darkness Comes Light)”—Matisyahu
  • “Birmingham”—Randy Newman
  • “Venice Queen”—Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “Juneau”—Funeral for a Friend
  • “Statesboro Blues”—Blind Willie McTell
  • “Heart Basel”—The Drums
  • “Put Your Hands Up For Detroit”—Fedde Le Grand
  • “I Belong to Glasgow”—Will Fyffe
  • “Only a Dream in Rio”—James Taylor
  • “Fort Worth Blues”—Steve Earle
  • “Dallas 1PM”—Saxon
  • “Somewhere North Of Nashville”—Bruce Springsteen
  • “Barcelona”—Twin Atlantic
  • “Malibu Gas Station”—Sonic Youth
  • “Shuttin' Detroit Down”—John Rich
  • “Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out On Broadway)”—Billy Joel
  • “London's Burning”—The Clash
  • “Hamburg Song”—Keane
  • “Woodstock”—Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • “Santa Fe”—Bob Dylan
  • “Nashville Rebel”—Waylon Jennings
  • “Tacoma”—Garth Brooks
  • “City of Ocala”—A Day to Remember
  • “London Pride”—Noel Coward
  • “Albuquerque”—Neil Young
  • “If You Ever Go to Houston”—Bob Dylan
  • “Tupelo Blues”—John Lee Hooker
  • “I Have Never Been to Memphis”—Rascal Flatts
  • “Kamakura”—The Maccabees
  • “Moab”—Conor Oberst
  • “Rochester”—Mat Kearney
  • “Silver Springs”—Fleetwood Mac
  • “No More Parties in L.A.”—Kanye West featuring Kendrick Lamar
  • “Lubbock of Leave It”—The Chicks
  • “Tokyo Rose”—Idle Eyes
  • “New York”—Paloma Faith
  • “Matamoros Banks”—Bruce Springsteen
  • “London Bridge”—Bread
  • “Toolmaster of Brainerd”—Trip Shakespeare
  • “Sausalito”—Conor Oberst
  • “Juarez”—Tori Amos
  • “Via Munich”—Tony Sly
  • “Hello Seattle”—Owl City
  • “Brooklyn Roads”—Neil Diamond
  • “Sweet Amarillo”—Old Crow Medicine Show
  • “I'm Shipping Up To Boston”—Dropkick Murphys
  • “Via Chicago”—Wilco
  • “Bagpipes from Baghdad”—Eminem
  • “Roads to Moscow”—Al Stewart
  • “I Go To Rio”—Peter Allen
  • “Moscow Underground”—Simple Minds
  • “The Day Seattle Died”—Cold
  • “Nashville Without You”—Tim McGraw
  • “Little Rock”—Collin Raye
  • “New York”—St. Vincent
  • “Ever Since New York”—Harry Styles
  • “Tallahassee Lassie”—Freddy Cannon
  • “Roman in Moscow—Nicki Minaj
  • “Ojai”—Ray LaMontagne
  • “Katmandu”—Cat Stevens
  • “Tupelo”—Lauren Alaina
  • “99 Miles from L.A.”—Johnny Mathis
  • “San Francisco (You've Got Me)”—The Village People
  • “Kansas City”—Wilbert Harrison
  • “Move to L.A.”—Tyga featuring Ty Dolla $ign
  • “Paris”—The 1975
  • “New York Raining”—Charles Hamilton featuring Rita Ora
  • “Detroit, Michigan”—Kid Rock
  • “Night Train to Munich”—Al Stewart
  • “London Lights”—With Confidence
  • “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas”—Brandon Flowers
  • “Vegas Lights”—Panic! at the Disco
  • “London Thunder”—Foals
  • “Fez - Being Born”—U2
  • “Nara”—Alt-J
  • “Munich”—The Fray
  • “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”—Glen Campbell
  • “Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)”—The Wombats
  • “Messed Up In Memphis”—Darryl Worley
  • “Lights of Taormina”—Mark Knopfler
  • “I Left My Wallet in El Segundo”—A Tribe Called Quest
  • “Milwaukee”—The Both
  • “Liverpool Revisited”—Manic Street Preachers
  • “Boston Tea Party”—The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
  • “Vegas”—Sara Bareilles
  • “Big Train (From Memphis)”—John Fogerty
  • “New York Times”—J. Cole featuring 50 Cent and Bas
  • “I Can Still Make Cheyenne”—George Strait
  • “The Boy from New York City”—The Ad Libs
  • “New York Morning”—Elbow
  • “Corsicana Lemonade”—White Denim
  • “South London Forever”—Florence and the Machine
  • “Perth”—Beirut
  • “Last Trip to Tulsa”—Neil Young
  • “Do You Know the Way to San Jose”—Dionne Warwick
  • “Paris in the Rain”—Lauv
  • “Memphis Skyline”—Rufus Wainwright
  • “Fairytale of New York”—The Pogues
  • “Vienna”—Billy Joel
  • “London”—Third Eye Blind
  • “For Baltimore”—All Time Low
  • “Nashville Skyline Rag”—Bob Dylan
  • “Nashville Cats”—The Lovin' Spoonful
  • “Lisbon”—The Walkmen
  • “San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native)”—Fever Tree
  • “Buried In Detroit”—Mike Posner

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