I left my heart in San Francisco, New York, New York, etc

  • beaujangle

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    Jun 18, 2009 12:42 PM GMT
    There are so many songs on US cities; you guys are sentimental (& that's a good thing). Any other cities?

    & perhaps we could compose songs about cities outside US?
  • Timbales

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    Jun 18, 2009 12:48 PM GMT
    Do You Know The Way To San Jose?
    Chicago
    Nutbush City Limits
    Walkin' in Memphis
    Shuffle off to Buffalo
    New York City Boy
    LA Woman
    Viva Las Vega


    London Calling
    Vienna
  • Timbales

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    Jun 18, 2009 12:52 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidTimberoo seems to know them all. icon_smile.gif


    those were a few off the top of my head icon_redface.gif
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    Jun 18, 2009 1:01 PM GMT
    A Foggy Day in London Town
    Paris is for Lovers
    Moscow Nights
    Arevederchi Roma
    Moon Over Miami
    I'll Take Manhattan
    San Francisco (Open Your Golden Gate)
    I Love Paris
    Flying Down to Rio
    Everything's Up to Date in Kansas City
    Starwood in Aspen
    By the Time I Get to Phoenix
    Barcelona
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    Jun 18, 2009 1:55 PM GMT



    " Vancouver

    Aller de ville en ville, ça je l'ai bien connu
    Je mène ma vie comme un radeau perdu
    Les gens de la nuit sont toujours là quand il faut
    Ils vous accueillent avec des rires et des bravos
    Les vapeurs d'alcool, ça je les connais bien
    Les cheveux qui collent au front des musiciens
    Et c'est difficile, le choix d'une vie
    Je rêve de choses don't j'ai réellement envie

    Je chante dans le port de Vancouver, je chante sur des souvenirs amers
    Et je danse, je danse, c'est bien
    Je n'vois jamais le matin et c'est bien

    A midi je suis dans mon lit et je rêve de quelque chose
    A minuit je suis dans la ville et je cherche quelque chose

    Les randonnées folles, ça je les connais bien
    Les filles qui volent autour des musiciens
    Les gens de la nuit sont toujours là quand il faut
    Il vous appellent avec des rires et des bravos
    Le son du silence, il faut l'avoir connu
    J'appelle la chance qui n'est jamais venue
    Et c'est difficile, le choix d'une vie
    Je rêve de choses don't j'ai réellement envie

    Je chante dans le port de Vancouver, je chante sur des souvenirs amers
    Et je danse, je danse, c'est bien
    Je n'vois jamais le matin
    Je chante dans le port de Vancouver et je lance des menaces dans les airs
    Et je danse, je danse, c'est bien
    Je n'vois jamais le matin et c'est bien

    A midi je suis dans mon lit et je rêve de quelque chose
    A minuit je suis dans la ville et je cherche quelque chose
    A midi je suis dans mon lit et je rêve de quelque chose
    A minuit je suis dans la ville et je cherche quelqu'un
    A midi je suis dans mon lit et je rêve de quelque chose."

    -Veronique Sanson
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    Jun 18, 2009 2:08 PM GMT
    I've been to Vancouver, would never have guessed it's such a night city. Does that song speak for the entire city, or just the singer's perspective?
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    Jun 18, 2009 2:11 PM GMT
    Tom Waits - Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis

  • creature

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    Jun 18, 2009 2:15 PM GMT
    (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
    Greenville
    Jackson
    To Live & Die in L.A.
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    Jun 18, 2009 2:42 PM GMT
    Gary, Indiana
    Wonderful Copenhagen
    (Going Back To) Houston
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    Jun 18, 2009 2:46 PM GMT



    Hey Mr Vespa! icon_wink.gif


    It is quite the night city...

    http://www2.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=e33c79ba-e5ef-479d-a59a-43bd5e9e6b52
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    Jun 18, 2009 3:45 PM GMT
    San Francisco Hustle
    À Paris
    New York Groove
    Last Train To London
    One Night In Tokyo
    Jacksonville
    TSOP "aka" The Sound Of Philadelphia
    Rio de Janeiro Blues
    Stockholm Syndrome
    Kyoto Song
    Arizona
    Come On Feel The Illinoise
    Funky Nassau
    Going Back To Indiana
    Bad Boys de Marseille
    Detroit Rock City
    Funky Kingston

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    Jun 18, 2009 3:49 PM GMT
    jprichva saidI Got A Gal In Kalamazoo.

    I sincerely hope not. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 18, 2009 3:50 PM GMT
    This song always makes me cry and long for Puerto Rico and I was born in the continental US but my parents instilled in me the love for the island and it's culture which I love.

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    Jun 18, 2009 3:51 PM GMT
    Streets of Philadelphia
    City of Brotherly Love
    I Love LA
    Under the Bridge (it's 100% about Los Angeles)
    New York State of Mind
    Cleveland Rocks


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    Jun 18, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    "Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?"

    I certainly do.
  • danisnotstr8

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    Jun 18, 2009 4:00 PM GMT
    I don't know any songs about cleveland.

    Oh wait, that's because it phuckin sux here.
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    Jun 18, 2009 4:03 PM GMT
    Ten Miles From Natchez
    Driving Through Natchez
    Key Largo
  • danisnotstr8

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    Jun 18, 2009 4:04 PM GMT
    Actually, I just remembered. Here's the song "Summer in ohio" from Jason Robert Brown's "Last Five Years." Fitting-- it's a parody.

    I could have a mansion on the hill
    I could lease a villa in Seville
    But it wouldn't be as nice as a summer in Ohio
    With a gay midget named Karl, playing Tevia and Porgy

    I could wander Paris after dark
    Take a carriage ride through Central Park
    But it wouldn't be as nice as a summer in Ohio
    Where I'm sharing a room with a "former" stripper and her snake: Wayne

    I could have a satchel full of dollar bills
    Cures for all the nations ills
    Pills to make a lion purr
    I could be in line to be the British queen
    Look like I was seventeen
    Still I'm certain I'd prefer to be going slowly batty
    Forty miles east of Cincinnati

    I could shove an ice pick in my eye
    I could eat some fish from last July
    But it wouldn't be as awful as a summer in Ohio
    Without cable, hot water, Vietnamese food, or you

    I saw your book at a Border's in Kentucky
    Under a sign that said "New and Recommended"
    I stole a look at your picture on the inside sleeve and then I couldn't leave
    Richard, who was with me, got uncharacteristically quiet
    And he said, "All things considered, I guess you don't have to buy it"
    So I smile like Mona Lisa, and I lay my Visa down

    He wants me, he wants me, but he ain't gonna get me
    I've found my guiding light, I tell the stars each night
    Look at me, look at him
    Son of a bitch, I guess I'm doing something right
    I finally got something right

    No, it's not Nirvana, but it's on the way
    I play "Anita" at the matinee
    Then I'll get on my knees, and pray I can state in my next bio:
    "I'm never gonna go back to Ohio!"

    I could chew on tin foil for a spell
    I could get a root canal in hell
    But it wouldn't be as swell as this summer is gonna be!
    'Cause the torture is just exquisite, while I'm waiting for you to visit
    So hurry up, schmuck, get unstuck and get on the scene

    Love,
    The midget, the stripper, Wayne the snake, and Mrs. Jamie Wellerstein
    That's me!
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    Jun 18, 2009 4:10 PM GMT
    jprichva saidPlease Come To Boston


    I'll need at least two rooms in a house or an apartment of my own. I have no problem finding performance work, especially in Boston... so don't worry about that end of things. I require a parking space, nights out on the town, and (infrequent) sex with strangers. Please have intelligent friends prepared for my arrival, and a party in Cambridge. I'll phone ahead, but when my helicopter arrives, naturally, the airspace will need to be clear.

    Cool?
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    Jun 18, 2009 4:28 PM GMT
    Oh, for the glory days of ... well, Cincinnati never had glory days. But we have this:

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    Jun 18, 2009 4:37 PM GMT
    Meet Me in St. Louis
    Hooray for Hollywood
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    Jun 18, 2009 4:59 PM GMT
    And some that don't say New York City in the title, but could only be:

    42nd Street
    Only 45 Minutes From Broadway
    Broadway Melody
    Easter Parade
    Penthouse Serenade
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    Jun 18, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    Panic in Detroit by David Bowie
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    Jun 18, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    Chattanooga Choo Choo, the Glenn Miller orchestra. Featuring Dorothy Dandridge and the Nicholas Brothers. Some subtle stereotypical elements here, but among the first Black performers to begin to break down the racial barriers in the US. Watch until the last minute, the Nicholas Brothers are unbelievable; even Fred Astaire had to later dance with them.

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    Jun 18, 2009 5:15 PM GMT
    "Panic on the streets of London / Panic on the streets of Birmingham / I wonder to myself: / Could life ever be sane again?"