Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Eric's List of Geography Songs:
Streets & Roads

6th Avenue Heartache - The Wallflowers
10th Avenue Freeze-out - Bruce Springsteen
12th Street Rag - Fats Waller
22 Acacia Avenue - Iron Maiden
157 Riverside Avenue - REO Speedwagon
2120 South Michigan Avenue (in Chicago - original home of Chess Records) - Rolling Stones
42nd Street - Ruby Keeler & Dick Powell
59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Harpers Bizarre, Simon & Garfunkel
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (in London)- Frank Sinatra, Manhattan Transfer
Across 100th Street - Bobby Womack
Allison Road - Gin Blossoms
Another Honky Tonk Night On Broadway - David Frizzell & Shelly West
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Ballad of Thunder Road - Robert Mitchum
Basin Street Blues - Louis Prima
Beale Street Blues - W.C. Handy
Beasley Steet - John Cooper-Clarke
Beatles Zebra Crossing - Shriekback (about Abbey Road)
Big Man on Mulberry Street - Billy Joel
Blue Jay Way - Beatles
Boogaloo Down Broadway
Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Tony Bennett
Buffalo Valley Road (in Cookeville, Tennessee) - Roseanne Rogers
Canol Road - Stan Rogers
Carefree Highway - Gordon Lightfoot
Charleston Alley- Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
Church on Cumberland Road - Shenandoah
Church Street Blues - Norman Blake
Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
Creeque Alley - The Mamas & The Papas
Dixie Road - Lee Greenwood
Dream Street Rose - Gordon Lightfoot
Freeway of Love - Aretha Franklin "I've got all the maps with me"
Funky Broadway - Wilson Pickett
Gasoline Alley - Rod Stewart
Give My Regards to Broadway
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

"Goin' down the road feelin' bad..."

Highway 40 Blues - Ricky Scaggs
Highway 61 - Bob Dylan
Highway 101 - Robbin Thompson
Highway to Hell - AC/DC
Hill Street Blues - Mike Post
I-76 - G. Love & Special Sauce
Interstate 80 Iowa - Heywood Banks
Ivory Road - World Beat
Kings Highway - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Kings Road - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Lake Shore Drive - Aliotta-Haynes-Jeremiah
Lazy River Road - Grateful Dead
Lonely Avenue - Ray Charles
Lonely Street - Andy Williams
Love Street - The Doors
Main Street - Bob Seger
Moon Over Bourbon Street - Sting
On Broadway - The Drifters, George Benson
Orchard Road - Leo Sayer
Penny Lane - The Beatles
Pennsylvania Turnpike, I Love You
Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan
Primrose Lane - Jerry Wallace
Raglan Road - Van Morrison
Ridge Road Gravel - Norman Blake & Tony Rice
River Boulevard - Barbara Mauritz & Lamb
Road to Morocco - Bing Crosby & Bob Hope

"All I want to do is have some fun
until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard"

Rockin' Down The Highway - Doobie Brothers
Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
Rosecrans Blvd. - Fifth Dimension
Route 66 - Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, Asleep at the Wheel
Sentimental Street - Night Ranger
Seven Bridges Road - Steve Young, Eagles, Joan Baez
Seven Sisters Road - Dan Reed Network
Seventh Avenue - Roseanne Cash
Shakedown Street - Grateful Dead
Sixteenth Avenue - Lacy J. Dalton
So Long 174th Street - Original Cast
South Street (in Philadelphia) - The Orlons
Stanyan Street - Rod McKuen, Glenn Yarbrough
Telegraph Road - Dire Straits
Telephone Road - Steve Earle
That's What Sends Me To The Bowery - Gene Pitney
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
Tobacco Road - Nashville Teens, Blues Magoos, Edgar Winter
Valley Road - Bruce Hornsby & the Range
Ventura Highway - America
Walking Up Hip Street - Tower of Power
Where's the Place Called Lonely Street - Andy Williams
Working on the Road to Gloryland - Flatt & Scruggs


The Burbler said...

In the UK Guardian newspaper a felleow called Simon Hoggart has written interestingly about songs about towns in the USA versus streets in the UK, here (2nd paragraph down):


I have sent him a link to your lists.

mfsar said...

Bleeker Street Simon and Garfunkel

Anonymous said...

Superfluity gives life its charm ! Two songs I like seem not to be in your streets list : 2nd Avenue by Tim Moore and Heartache Avenue by the Maisonettes…

Joe said...

You're missing Respectable Street (XTC) and Fascination Street (The Cure).

Steve said...

A couple more:

Denmark Street - The Kinks
Virginia Avenue - Tom Waits

Anonymous said...

Electric Avenue

Anonymous said...

61 Highway by Mississippi Fred McDowell