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User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

Hey all,

For one of my classes at school I'm trying to throw together a video/picture/music montage for a class of mine, showing different destinations around the world and such. I need help with a lot of the songs though. I'm looking for music that has a bit of a connection to a certain place or destination, and so far I haven't been able to find too many songs....so, I'm turning to all of you!!! Really all I have so far is:

BKK- "One Night in Bangkok" by Murray Head
SFO- "San Francisco" by Scott McKenzie
(California)- "Californication" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers


So, any/all suggestions are appreciated!!!

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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2042 times:

SJC- Do you know the way to San Jose

For starters



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2040 times:
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London Calling - The Clash
California Dreaming - The Mamas and The Papas
Parisian Walkways - Gary Moore
Australia - Manic Street Preachers
Rotterdam - Beautiful South
New York New York - Frank Sinatra
Barcelona - Freddie Mercury and Monserrat Caballe


Just a few that came to mind



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User currently offlineDC10extender From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

"Land Down Under" Men at Work (Australia)
"Mexico" Jimmy Buffett



Did you ever read on your birth certificate that life is fair? Thats cause its not there.
User currently offlineQantasA333 From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 538 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2034 times:



Quoting DC10extender (Reply 3):
"Land Down Under" Men at Work (Australia)

The actual song is called "Down Under"


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffet (Caribbean)
Bobcaygeon - Tragically Hip (Bobcaygeon, Ontario)
Street's of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen
Omaha - Counting Crows
North Dakota Boy - Doc Walker
Mississippi Girl - Faith Hill
Santa Monica - Everclear
New York New York - Frank Sinatra
Take Me Back To Tulsa - George Strait
True Newfoundlanders - Great Big Sea
Walking In Memphis - Lonestar
California - Phantom Planet
Back to Ohio - The Pretenders
It Can't Be Nashville Every Night - Tragically Hip
Georgia Rain - Trisha Yearwood
New York - U2
Beach In Hawaii - Ziggy Marley


User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10027 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
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"Going Back to Cali" - Notorious BIG
"California Love" - Dre and Tupac
"Massachusetts" - BeeGees
"Welcome to the Jungle" - GnR
"Hollywood Nights" - Bob Seger
"Back in the USSR" - The Beatles
"Safe in New York City" - ACDC
"Under the Bridge" - RHCP

That's all I can think of currently.



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10895 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

I love Paris (Nat KIng Cole)

Every time I look down on this timeless town
whether blue or gray be her skies.
Whether loud be her cheers or soft be her tears,
more and more do I realize:

I love Paris in the springtime.
I love Paris in the fall.
I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles,
I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles.

I love Paris every moment,
every moment of the year.
I love Paris, why, oh why do I love Paris?
Because my love is near.

****
Take the "A" Train (Duke Ellington)

You must take the A Train
To go to Sugar Hill way up in Harlem

If you miss the A Train
You'll find you've missed the quickest way to Harlem

Hurry, get on, now, it's coming
Listen to those rails a-thrumming (All Aboard!)

Get on the A Train
Soon you will be on Sugar Hill in Harlem
****

Spanish Harlem (Ben E King)

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem
It is a special one, it's never seen the sun
It only comes out when the moon is on the run
And all the stars are gleaming
It's growing in the street right up through the concrete
But soft and sweet and dreamin'

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem
With eyes as black as coal that look down in my soul
And starts a fire there and then I lose control
I have to beg your pardon
I'm going to pick that rose and watch her as she grows in my garden

I'm going to pick that rose and watch her as she grows in my garden

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la-la
There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la-la
There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
****

Honolulu City Lights (Keola Beamer)

Looking out upon the city lights and the stars above the ocean,
Got my ticket for the midnight plane and its not easy to leave again.
Took my clothes and put them in the bag; try not to think just yet of
leaving.
Looking out into the city night and it's not easy to leave again.

(Chorus)
Each time Honolulu city lights stir up memories in me.
Each night Honolulu city lights bring me back again.
You are my island sunset; you are my island dream.

Put on my shoes and light a cigarette.
Wonderin' which of my friends will be here
Standin' with their leis around my neck.
It's not easy to leave again.

(Chorus)
Each time Honolulu city lights stir up memories in me.
Each night Honolulu city lights bring me back again.
Bring me back again.
****

Istanbul (Dario Moreno - In French)

Istanbul, Istanbul !

Istanbul c'est Constantinople
C'est à Istanbul ou Constantinople
Que je suis allé un jour pour y découvrir le grand amour
Que l'on attend toujours

Istanbul ça n'est plus l'Europe
C'est à Istanbul ou Constantinople
Que je l'ai trouvée un soir qui flânait
Au milieu de la foule d'Istanbul

Le muezzin chantait en haut d'un minaret
Et tout le long du Bosphore
Je faisais déjà des rêves d'or
A Istanbul la vie était belle
C'est à Istanbul, je me le rappelle
Que mon coeur fut pris
Par les sortilèges de l'Asie
Je l'ai suivie dans la foule
Un soir sous le beau ciel d'Istanbul
Istanbul Istanbul Istanbul Istanbul

Istanbul c'est Constantinople
C'est à Istanbul ou Constantinople
Que je me voyais déjà arrivé au paradis d'Allah
Qui vous attend là-bas

Oh Istanbul ça n'est plus l'Europe
C'est à Istanbul ou Constantinople
Que je m'approchais en me faufilant
Au milieu de la foule d'Istanbul

Je n'savais comment traduire mes sentiments
Mais en riant elle me dit :
"Comme vous, j'arrive droit de Paris !"

Oh Istanbul c'est Constantinople
C'est à Istanbul ou Constantinople
Que nous avons pris le train qui nous ramène à Paris
Loin du bruit et de la foule, c'est bon de rêver à Istanbul !

Istanbul ou Constantinople
Le bonheur est là, si bon, à sa porte,
C'est bien inutile d'aller le chercher
Je ne sais où Istanbul ou Tombouctou
L'amour il est là tout près de vous

Istanbul, Istanbul !

English version:

Istanbul was constantinople
Now it's istanbul, not constantinople
Been a long time gone, constantinople
Now it's turkish delight on a moonlit night

Every gal in constantinople
Lives in istanbul, not constantinople
So if you've a date in constantinople
She'll be waiting in istanbul

Even old new york was once new amsterdam
Why they changed it i can't say
People just liked it better that way

So take me back to constantinople
No, you can't go back to constantinople
Been a long time gone, constantinople
Why did constantinople get the works?
That's nobody's business but the turks

Istanbul (istanbul)
Istanbul (istanbul)

Even old new york was once new amsterdam
Why they changed it i can't say
People just liked it better that way

Istanbul was constantinople
Now it's istanbul, not constantinople
Been a long time gone, constantinople
Why did constantinople get the works?
That's nobody's business but the turks

So take me back to constantinople
No, you can't go back to constantinople
Been a long time gone, constantinople
Why did constantinople get the works?
That's nobody's business but the turks

[Edited 2007-12-16 01:46:12]


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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11655 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2001 times:

"I've Been Everywhere" by Johnny Cash (and others)
"North To Alaska" I forget who sings that one
"Jet City Woman" by Queensryche (Seattle)
"Kansas City" I forget who sings that one
"Welcome To Miami" by Will Smith



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineDC10extender From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Baton Rouge- Garth Brooks
Beer in Mexico- Kenny Chesney
Detroit Rock City- Kiss
Sweet Home Alabama- Lynyrd Skynyrd
Good to Go to Mexico- Toby Keith
Panama- Van Halen
Albuquerque- Weird Al Jankovic



Did you ever read on your birth certificate that life is fair? Thats cause its not there.
User currently offlineCzbbflier From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 973 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

"Je reviendrai a Montreal" (on a big sea-blue Boeing)
French lyrics- Robert Charlevoix


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

Take Me Back To Chicago - Chicago
Santa Rosa - Gino Vannelli
By The Time I Get To Phoenix - Glen Campbell
Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell
Hollywood - Rufus & Chaka Khan
Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight and the Pips
Ohio - Ohio Players
Ukiah - The Doobie Brothers
Marrakesh Express - Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie
Philadelphia Freedon - Elton John
Birmingham Blues - Electric Light Orchestra
Girl From Ipanema - Vinicius de Moraes (famously done by Stan Getz)
Zanzibar - E Lobo (famously done by Sergio Mendes and also Earth Wind & Fire)
Havana Moon - Chuck Berry



I'll think of a few more later.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39884 posts, RR: 74
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

A Passage To Bangkok - Rush
Hollywood Swinging - Kool & the Gang
East Saint Louis Toodle-O - Steely Dan



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

Another I can think of is;

Orinoco Flow by Enya


Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8964 posts, RR: 39
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Girl From Ipanema (classic from Rio de Janeiro)
Georgia On My Mind (Georgia, USA)



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5710 posts, RR: 31
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

Two off the top of my head:

From Paris to Berlin, Infernal

Streets of London, Ralph McTell


User currently offlineIADCA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1291 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

"Country Roads" - state song of West Virginia...

User currently onlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3298 posts, RR: 44
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Mexico by James Taylor.
Rocky Mountain High by John Denver.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineAF340 From Canada, joined Jul 2007, 2786 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

From my iTunes:

Les Champs Elysees- Joe Dassin
Drinking in L.A.- Bran Van 3000 (Does that Count?)
Coney Island Baby - Lou Reed
Big in America- The Stranglers
Jamaica Jerk-Off- Elton John
Tokyo Streets - Glamour Cult
New York- Microchip League
The Sound of Philadelphia - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John


Hope this helps!


User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

"Carolina in My Mind" - James Taylor
"Cleveland Rocks" - Presidents of the United States of America
"No Sleep ' Til Brooklyn" - Beastie Boys
"Jackson, Mississippi" - Kid Rock
"City of New Orleans" - Arlo Guthrie
"Devil Went Down to Georgia" - Charlie Daniels Band
"Last Train to Clarksville" - The Monkees



I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineKBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1939 times:



Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 5):
Walking In Memphis - Lonestar

Walking in Memphis was written and sung by Marc Cohn, not Lonestar...

Kris



Proud to be an A&P!!!
User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1923 times:
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Quoting Seb146 (Reply 8):
"Kansas City" I forget who sings that one

Wilbert Harrison is the singer in question, great song.

"South of the Border" by the Doobie Brothers ("South, south of the border, south of el paso they say, there's a small adobe tavern.....")



Why are people so against low yields?! If lower yields means more people can travel abroad, i'm all for it
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1915 times:



Quoting Seb146 (Reply 8):
"North To Alaska" I forget who sings that one

Johnny Horton I believe

"Chicago" - Frank Sinatra
"Saginaw Michigan" - Lefty Frizell
"Detroit Swing City" - Alien Fasion Show
"Maimi" - Will Smith (Ugh)
"Seneca Falls" - The Distillers (S. Falls is in NY)

Go do a Wikipedia Search. I just found about 1,000 songs just about NYC.


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

"Leaving New York" - R.E.M.
"New York City Boy" - Pet Shop Boys
"Congo" - Genesis
"Stranger in Moscow" - Michael Jackson
"Land of Green" - The Coalminer's Beat
"Knutsford City Limits" - Robbie Williams
"Road to Mandalay" - Robbie Williams
"Nutbush City Limits" - Tina Turner
"Berlin" - Fisher Z
"Westerland" - Die Ärzte
"Hamburg, meine Perle" - Lotto King Karl (hey, not everything has to be English, right  Wink ?)


User currently offlineEham From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

'Amsterdam' - Luminary

25 TransIsland : As much as I like the man, this doesn't really qualify... others of his do though: Havana Daydreaming Everybody's Got a Cousin in Miami Last Mango in
26 IFEMaster : "Sailing to Philadelphia" by Mark Knopfler "Walking in Memphis" by Marc Cohn
27 Oly720man : Galveston - Glen Campbell Texas - Chris Rea Amarillo - Tony Christie 24 hours from Tulsa - Gene Pitney
28 TSS : There is another, entirely different song called "Birmingham Blues", perhaps by the Charlie Daniels Band. "I had me a fine woman back in Birmingham t
29 Superfly : Cheyenne Anthem - Kansas Song For America - Kansas Manhattan Skyline - David Shire Africa - Toto Going Back To Indiana - Jackson 5 Rocky Mountain High
30 FlyDeltaJets87 : Haven't seen it posted yet, so: "Walking in Memphis" by Marc Cohn (One of my favorite songs) And has anyone else mentioned "New York, New York" by Fra
31 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Seeing as it's Christmas season- Christmas in Dixie by Alabama, one of my favorites this time of year. We Built This City, not sure who the song is by
32 Andz : Starship
33 LTU932 : Don't forget: Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb eins - Hans Albers Nordisch by Nature - Fettes Brot Moskau - Rammstein Curious that it took 29 respon
34 PacNWJet : "Louisiana Rain" - Tom Petty
35 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet.
36 Post contains images Andz : "Zanzibar" Elton John "Durham Town" Roger Whittaker Yes
37 DL777LAX : Holiday in Cambodia: Dead Kennedys Paradise City: Guns N' Roses (its a stretch) Especially in Michigan: RHCP Venice Queen: RHCP
38 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : "New Orleans is Sinking" by the Tragically Hip "El Paso" by Marty Robbins ...especially if you want varied styles in music.
39 ORFflyer : I might have missed it, but I don't recall seeing Hotel California by the Eagles.
40 Post contains images Jamie757 : One or two here, Abba - Waterloo Gibson Brothers - Cuba Mike Oldfield - Portsmouth Paul McCartney - Mull Of Kintyre Ultravox - Vienna Rgds.
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