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Rex Sorgatz

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jan 25
2007

Top 10 Songs About Wonderful Cities

Top 10 Songs About Wonderful Cities. Includes Kiss on Detroit, Sinatra on NYC, Elvis on Las Vegas, The Clash on Brixton, and of course They Might Be Giants on Istanbul.

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Of course, I think Tom Wait's "9th and Hennepin" was overlooked.

posted by Rex at 5:45 PM on January 24, 2007

I'd add Di Lazzaro's "Porta un bacione a Firenze" [1] for Florence. :)
http://www.galleriadellacanzone.it/canzoni/anni30/schede/bacionefirenze/testo.htm

[1]We can translate with something like "bring a kiss to Florence"

posted by orangeek at 2:50 AM on January 25, 2007

A humourous counterpoint: Australian singer Paul Kelly's Every F**king City

posted by adam alexander at 3:11 AM on January 25, 2007

A group of friends and I recently compiled a similar list of songs when making mix CDs to share with each other. The link for "my URL" sends you to the track lists for those discs, if you're curious.

posted by Marcus Howell at 7:35 AM on January 25, 2007

It's ironic. I tried to buy New York, New York on ITunes TODAY and couldn't find it. I settled for Tony Bennett, not bad, but certainly not Sinatra!

posted by Linda Freedman (TherapyDoc) at 9:49 PM on January 25, 2007




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