Top 800 Songs About Places countdown

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You can hear The Colorado Sound from anywhere in the world, and so we asked you to share songs about your favorite places in the world – be it Colorado, Copenhagen, Croatia, or somewhere in a galaxy far, far away.

Now, we’ve assembled your picks into a music countdown special we’re calling the Top 800 Songs About Places.

See the complete list of your Top 800 Songs About Places

That’s right, we are counting down all your favorite songs about cities, countries, planets, neighborhoods, and the cool corners of your mind during our Spring Membership Drive, taking place May 11-16.

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A few of us Colorado Sound folks compiled some quick lists to help inspire those who voted. As as you follow along, you can see if any of our suggestions made the list!

From Stacy:

  • London Calling – Clash
  • Paris – Chainsmokers
  • Istanbul (Not Constantinople) – They Might Be Giants
  • Havana – Camila Cabello
  • Tennessee – Arrested Development
  • Graceland – Paul Simon
  • California Love – Tupac & Dr Dre
  • New York Groove – Ace Frehley
  • Alaska – Maggie Rogers

From Ben:

  • Amsterdam – Guster
  • Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle – Nirvana
  • Sequestered in Memphis – The Hold Steady
  • I Left My Wallet in El Segundo – A Tribe Called Quest
  • I’m Shipping Up to Boston – Dropkick Murphys

From Margot:

  • Somerville – Pernice Brothers
  • Georgia – Band Of Horses cover of Cee Lo’s original
  • Detroit Has A Skyline – Superchunk
  • Naked City (Theme from) – Nelson Riddle
  • Shambala – Three Dog Night cover of BW Stephenson original

From Kurt:

  • Dallas – Jimmie Dale Gilmore
  • Lafayette – Lucinda Williams
  • No Train to Stockholm – Lee Hazlewood
  • Nutbush City Limits – Ike & Tina Turner
  • Florida – Vic Chesnutt
  • Force 10 from Navarone – Sleaford Mods
  • Grapevine – Weyes Blood
  • Bethel Woods – Midlake

From Ron:

  • LES Artistes – Santigold
  • Snowin’ on Raton – Townes Van Zandt
  • Dirty Water – the Standells
  • Tokyo Bay – Nick Lowe
  • Memphis In The Meantime – John Hiatt
  • Johannesburg, What’s The Word – Gil Scott Heron
  • Vietnam – Jimmy Cliff
  • Tulsa Time – Don Williams
  • Badlands – Bruce Springsteen

We hope you had fun making your lists. And like us, maybe you were surprised by how many of your favorite songs are actually about places.

See the complete list of the Top 800 Songs About Places as voted by you, our members and listeners.

And a huge THANK YOU to all our members, who make special programs like this possible!

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