Special Sub-Topic: American Cities in Song!
|What city do The Standells call home in their song "Dirty Water"?|
Boston. "Dirty Water" reached No. 11 on the charts in 1966.
|What town in Arizona are The Eagles "standing on a corner on" in "Take it Easy"?|
Winslow. "Take it Easy" was written by Jackson Browne and Glenn Frey. It reached No. 12 in 1972.
|According to O.C. Smith in "Little Green Apples", in what city "doesn't it rain in the summer time"?|
Indianapolis. "Little Green Apples" went to No. 2 in 1968.
|According to the song "Me and Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin, where was she "busted flat in"?|
Baton Rouge. Janis Joplin died on October 14, 1970 of a herion overdose.
|In the song "Proud Mary" by C.C.R., what city did they "clean a lot of plates in"?|
Memphis. C.C.R. never had a No. 1 song. They had five songs go to No. 2, but never No. 1.
|What city is mentioned in the song "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell and the Drells?|
Houston. "Tighten Up" went to No. 1 in 1968.
|What city "proved to be too much for the man" in Gladys Knight and the Pips' hit song "Midnight Train to Georgia"?|
Los Angeles. "Midnight Train to Georgia" went to No. 1 in 1973.
|What city did "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" call home?|
Chicago. Jim Croce was killed on September 20, 1973.
|According to Johnny Horton, from what city did Big Sam leave to go "North to Alaska"?|
Seattle. Johnny Horton will always be remembered for his monster hit "The Battle of New Orleans".
|In the song "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo", the wheat fields of what city are remembered by Lobo?|
St. Paul. Lobo's real name is Kent Lavoie.
|In what city is "a poor little baby child is born" in the Elvis Presley hit "In the Ghetto"?|
Chicago. "In the Ghetto" was a No. 3 hit for Elvis in 1969.
|In the song "Please Come to Boston", what city does Dave Loggins ask "Please come to ___________ with the snowfall"?|
Denver. "Please Come to Boston" went to No. 5 in 1974.
|In what city do Simon and Garfunkel board a bus in the song "America"?|
Pittsburgh. Simon and Garfunkel's biggest hit was "Bridge Over Troubled Water" in 1970.
|What city were The Allman Brothers headed to in "Ramblin' Man"?|
New Orleans. The Allman Brothers are from Macon, Georgia.
|In "Honky Tonk Women", what city did The Rolling Stones "meet a gin soaked bar room queen"?|
Memphis. "Honky Tonk Women" went to No. 1 in 1969.
|According to Stevie Wonder in "I Was Made to Love Her", where was he born?|
Little Rock. "I Was Made to Love Her" went to No. 2 in 1967.
|In Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side", what city did Holly come from?|
Miami. "Walk On The Wild Side" went to No. 6. in 1973.
|According to Georgie Fame's "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde", what Georgia town did they "have to high-tail from after a store robbery one lazy afternoon"?|
Savannah. Georgie Fame's real name is Clive Powell. He was born on June 23, 1943.
|In Glen Campbell's hit "By The Time I Get To Phoenix", what city will he be in when she's working?|
Albuquerque. This song was a No. 26 hit for him in 1967.
|In the Dr. Hook song "Slyvia's Mother", where does Sylvia's intended husband live?|
Galveston. "Sylvia's Mother" went to No. 5 in 1972.
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