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August 18, 2008


Do mean "Ohio" by CSN?

Honorable mention: "City of New Orleans" by Arlo Guthrie.

What about "One Night in Bangkok" by Murray Head?

Scott - "Ohio" is a CSNY song that was written about the 1970 Kent State shootings. Also, Ohio is a state...:)

"Chicago" refers to the 1968 Democratic National Convention that was held in Chicago.

I had "City of New Orleans" on my list but I needed to keep it to 10. Great song. I like the Murray Head as well, but then I would have had to consider Rush's "Passage to Bangkok."

This hip-hop fan would add Jermaine Dupri and Ludacris's "Welcome to Atlanta" to her list. Also, the Clash's "London Calling," if you're including international cities, that is. And who doesn't love that dirty water song? :-)

Ah, my bad on the CSN -- I should have known better! The more I think about it, the more I see how difficult it is to limit this list to ten. "Kansas City", "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" (the Isaac Hayes version, may he rest in peace), "Wichita Lineman", "Wichita Skyline", "Streets of Bakersfield"...

Kate - "London Calling" is an excellent choice. I saw the Clash in '82 when they were at their peak.

Scott - all good additions.

To be precise, none of those songs have city in the title. How about "We Built This City" from Jefferson Starship.

This song has one of Rock's most un-recognizable lyric lines, the undecipherable "Marconi plays the mamba" (which precedes "Listen to the Radio").

Top Ten Undecipherable Lyrics...now there's a blog entry for you.

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