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post #31 of 42
I'm from Los Angeles, well...originally San Diego, but I haven't lived in San Diego in years. I know there are lots of songs written about the area, but I don't know if there is a specific song just dedicated to Los Angeles.
post #32 of 42
The movie "Across the Universe," Lucy is from Dayton, Ohio, but none of the songs she sings mention it specifically (obviously).

O.A.R. does a few that mention Columbus and other places around here.

Nothing too noteworthy though. There used to be lots of references to Dayton on the show West Wing because the Sheens, the Lowes, and Alison Janney are all from Dayton.
post #33 of 42
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Well, there WAS a dance from there!
& a song for the dance!
The Charleston
post #34 of 42
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker View Post
I'm from Los Angeles, well...originally San Diego, but I haven't lived in San Diego in years. I know there are lots of songs written about the area, but I don't know if there is a specific song just dedicated to Los Angeles.
OK, THIS one's for you (with a poke at NYC included )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiizQk_3pLI
post #35 of 42
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
& a song for the dance!
The Charleston
And here's yours! The song, AND a dance lesson!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJC21zzkwoE
post #36 of 42
Okay, I love the song New York, New York.

However, I did grow up in Yonkers, NY (not in The City) and, besides that play by Neil Simon about being lost in Yonkers, there is an old song that mentions Yonkers. It is "If you knew Susie (Like I know Susie)":

http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/so...newsusie.shtml
post #37 of 42
Ooh, and there are the opening lyrics from "Put On Your Sunday Clothes", from Hello, Dolly!

Sung by Cornelius:

"Out there
There's a world outside of Yonkers
Way out there beyond this hick town, Barnaby
There's a slick town, Barnaby
Out there
Full of shine and full of sparkle
Close your eyes and see it glisten, Barnaby
Listen, Barnaby..."

etc.

I love Yonkers. I have friends there. It's very cool.
post #38 of 42
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And here's yours! The song, AND a dance lesson!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJC21zzkwoE
there are also lyrics - i know some of them.
"but the charleston, the new charleston
that dance is really a hummer
sometime, you'll dance it a one time,
the dance called the charleston
made in south caroline"

post #39 of 42
I live in Chicago, so there are lots of songs.
post #40 of 42
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Hah, interesting. I once lived in Lakewood, just north of Federal, on 13th. The house isn't there anymore; it was a converted chicken coop! I've been back a few times to look around. The things I remember about that place! But I moved out when I was 14. At that time, KIMN was the big rock station (AM 950).
I grew up listening to KIMN! When Steve Kelly was the naughty late night "shock jock" (well, shocking for the time - nothing like Howard Stern). He went on to be the morning guy on KOA and is now the morning news anchor on one of the local channels. And I will always remember their car sticker contest - if you had the "All New Bright Blue KIMN Chicken Rear Window Car Sticker" on your car and they saw it, they may stop you and give you a prize.

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I'm from Los Angeles, well...originally San Diego, but I haven't lived in San Diego in years. I know there are lots of songs written about the area, but I don't know if there is a specific song just dedicated to Los Angeles.
You know, Motley Crue's newest single is called Saints of Los Angeles. Good song, too.
post #41 of 42
You know Rick Barber, on KOA in the middle of the night, was a KIMN disc jockey, too.

Ah, yes, Star Yelland, Pete Smythe, East Tincup, Sheriff Scotty, Fred and Faye...and my misspent childhood!
post #42 of 42
well, it's not particularly about my town, but Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders is from Akron (where I work at least) and there's the song "My City Was Gone" that mentions Ohio, and the Cuyahoga River. Also Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young did a song "4 Dead in Ohio" about the Kent State shootings
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