Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Eric's Songlist: Wrong Side of the Tracks

These songs are about love affairs between rich and poor.

Baby Don't Go - Sonny & Cher
Bonnie’s Part of Town - Randy & the Rainbows or The Vogues
Dawn - Four Seasons
Down in the Boondocks - Billy Joe Royal
Hang on Sloopy - McCoys
Last Train From Poor Valley - Norman Blake
Leader of the Pack - Shangri-Las
Love on the Wrong Side of Town - Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes
Mary, Mary, Row Your Boat - Classics IV
Midnight Mary - Joey Powers
Only in America - Jay & the Americans
Patches - Dickey Lee
Poor Boy - Steve Earle
Poor Side of Town - Johnny Rivers
Rag Doll - Four Seasons or Steeleye Span
The Old Home Place - The Dillards
Uptight - Stevie Wonder
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Workin” for the Man - Roy Orbison
Wrong Side of Town - Rick Danko-Eric Andersen-Jonas Fjeld

7 comments:

Gregory J. Orme said...

Great list for those "wrong side of the tracks" songs! You may also want to consider the following, which also have references to economics being the barrier in a relationship: "Midnight Mary" by Joey Powers, "Rag Doll" by the Four Seasons, "Leader of the Pack" by the Shangri-Las (and covered by Twisted Sister), and "(Just Like) Romeo and Juliet" by the Reflections (and covered by Sha Na Na).

Anonymous said...

uptown girl, billy joel (of course)

bill k said...

Dark end of the street

Anonymous said...

Also "Baby Don't Go" by Sonny and Cher.

Anonymous said...

And "Poor Boy" by Steve Earle.

Eric Riback said...

I've added a bunch of these. Don't agree with "Just Like Romeo & Juliet" although I love the song because the lyrics don't really talk about being from the wrong part of town or anything, just that the guy needs to get a job.

Anonymous said...

Common people- Pulp