Arce's map is based on the songs listed in the Wikipedia article “Lists of songs about cities,” so there are a few notable omissions -- namely, no “Sweet Home Chicago” or anything else about the Windy City, since “songs about Chicago” has a different Wikipedia article.
But the map offers thousands of other big hits and forgotten gems to browse through, from Waylon Jenning’s “People in Dallas Got Hair” and Carmen McRae’s “I’m Always Drunk in San Francisco” to Rancid’s “Olympia WA.” There are literally hundreds of songs listed for New York. For Washington D.C., the list includes Parliament’s “Chocolate City” and Lead Belly’s “The Bourgeois Blues.”
Republished courtesy of Javier Arce.
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