Songs of Cities

Last Thursday, Next American City hosted a launch party for Issue 24, during which DJ Doug Sell played a collection of city-themed songs. Check out the music, and link to the iTunes playlist!

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Playlist Notes: Most of the songs that were played at the 2008 and 2009 Songs of Cities party, presented by Next American City, can be downloaded from iTunes here.

To see more of Issue 24, click here.


DJ Doug Sell at NAC’s Issue 24 launch party at the Dark Horse, Philadelphia.

Josh Ritter, “Harrisburg”
The Swimmers, “Heaven”
Hall & Oates, “Fall in Philadelphia”
Frog Holler, “Pennsylvania”
Pete Seeger, “Pittsburgh Town”
Sky Brady Band, “Philly Girls”
Johnny Cash, “I’ve Been Everywhere”
Connie Smith, “Cincinnati, OH”
Athens Boys Choir, “Athens, GA”
Damien Jurado, “Yuma, AZ”
Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell, “A Little Girl from Little Rock”
Lefty Frizzell, “Saginaw, MI”
Chuck Berry, “Memphis”
The Hot Toddies, “Seattle”
The Weakerthans, “One Great City!”
Willie Nelson, “Dallas”
Del Mar, “Reno”
Dean Martin, “Houston”
Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, “Denver”
Waylon Jennings, “Luckenbach, Texas”
Elliot Smith, “LA”
Jonathan Richman, “Springtime in New York”
Magnetic Fields, “Washington, DC”
Dionne Warwick, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?”
Pulsars, “Tunnel Song”
George Strait, “Amarillo by Morning”
Beth Jean, “Minneapolis”
Bobby Sherman, “Seattle”
Patti Page, “Old Cape Cod”
Atom and His Package, “Philadelphia”
Scott Mackenzie, “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)”
Petula Clark, “Downtown”
Death Cab For Cutie, “Why You’d Want to Live Here”
Neko Case, “Thrice All American”
Beach Boys, “Salt Lake City”
Ceann, “Pittsburgh Got me Drunk”
Billy Joel, “Allentown”
Ween, “Freedom of ’76”
REM, “(Don’t Go Back to) Rockville”
Fats Domino, “Kansas City”
Bobby Burnett, “Goin’ Back to Philadelphia”
Swamburger, “Orlando”
Outkast, “West Savannah”
Nikki Blonsky, “Good Morning Baltimore”
Will Smith, “Miami”
Boyz II Men, “Motown Philly”
John Mellencamp, “Smalltown”
Beastie Boys, “No Sleep til Brooklyn”
Lo-Fi-Fnk, “City”
Grandmaster Caz, “South Bronx Subway Rap”
Bruce Springsteen, “Atlantic City”
Soul Coughing, “Screenwriter’s Blues”
MXPX, “Move to Bremerton”
Interpol, “NYC
David Bowie, “Panic in Detroit”
Irma Thomas & Marcia Ball, “I Can’t Get New Orleans Off My Mind”
Counting Crows, “Omaha”
Talking Heads, “Cities”
Michelle Shocked, “Anchorage”
The Good Life, “Leaving Omaha”
American Music Club, “All the Lost Souls Welcome You to San Francisco”
Bruce Springsteen, “Streets of Philadelphia”
Elton John, “Philadelphia Freedom”
Tom Waits, “I Wish I Was in New Orleans”

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