Monday’s Music Moves Me Bloghop: Locations theme

Happy Monday! Today I’m taking part in a Blog Hop called Monday’s Music Moves Me. I visited my friend Mary’s blog at JingleJangleJungle today and discovered that she was honored with choosing the theme for this week’s Monday’s Music Moves Me. It’s a fun theme: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: Songs that have Locations in the Title.

I thought of so many songs that I like with locations in the title that I decided to put a playlist together to share with you all. Here’s my list. Click into the YouTube video playlist and you can listen to the songs and check out the videos: some of them are pretty cool.

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia by Vicki Lawrence

Waterloo by Abba

The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace

Jesus Just Left Chicago by ZZ Top

La Grange by ZZ Top

Last Train to Clarksville by The Monkees

New York State of Mind by Billy Joel

Marrakesh Express by Crosby, Stills & Nash

Woman from Tokyo by Deep Purple

Philadephia Freedom by Elton John

Scarborough Fair by Simon & Garfunkel

Woodstock by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – EXCELLENT Woodstock video, for those of us who like to get retro. Check out this counterculture anthem!

Witchita Lineman by Glen Campbell

Youngstown by Bruce Springsteen – I went to college at Youngstown State University in Ohio and Bruce’s song tells about the history of the town. When I was there in the early 80s, it was a sad city of shutdown steel mills and had the highest unemployment rate in the country at the time. The song highlights the situation.

My City Was Gone by The Pretenders  — This song doesn’t have an exact location in the title but it’s meaningful to me because as it’s a song about Chrissie Hynde’s hometown of Akron, Ohio. When I was away at college in Ohio, my friend Jeff told me that every time he heard that song it reminded him of me. So it’s very special to me.

I also wanted to include New York Minute by Don Henley but it has strict copyright restrictions so there was no YouTube video and I couldn’t include it in the playlist. But you can click here to give it a listen. It’s an excellent high quality version of the song so be sure to check it out. It’s worth it!


Hope you enjoy my Monday’s Music Moves Me playlist of Songs with Locations in the Title. Thanks to all the hosts and to Mary for the great theme!


Today’s post is part of the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop, hosted by X-Mas Dolly, and co-hosted by Callie of JAmerican Spice, Stacy of Stacy Uncorked and Cathy from Curious as a Cathy.  Be sure to stop by the hosts and visit the other participants as well.

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42 thoughts on “Monday’s Music Moves Me Bloghop: Locations theme

  1. Michele,

    I’m happy that you joined the 4M gang this week! “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” was always sent spooky vibes when I heard it as a kid and “The Night Chicago Died” – WOW! I haven’t heard that one in a long time. “The Last Train to Clarksville” was the first tune to come to mind for this week’s theme and I included in my playlist. 🙂 Thanks for the dance. Have a summertastic week, my friend!

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    • Hey Cathy! Thanks for stopping by. So glad you liked some of my song selections. There are so so many songs with locations in their title, I’m sure I’ll be adding to the playlist as I think of more. Such a fun theme!
      Cool that we both used “The Last Train to Clarksville”: I love hearing any of The Monkees hits: their music sure takes me back.
      Thanks for the warm welcome! Looking forward to hanging out with you guys on more Mondays… 🙂


  2. Hi, Michele!

    Yessum, there are thousands of recorded songs with locations in the title and you listed some great ones here. It was a treat to hear the Vicki Lawrence (from The Carol Burnett Show) doing her 1972 hit “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.” It brought to mind three other popular Georgia songs starting with “Georgia On My Mind,” the biggie by Ray Charles from 1960. In late 1969, Brook Benton released one of my favorites songs, Georgia or otherwise, the gloomy ballad entitled “Rainy Night in Georgia.” In 1973, as I am sure you recall, Gladys Knight & the Pips had a major hit with “Midnight Train To Georgia.”

    Thank you very much for the morning entertainment, dear friend Michele!

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    • Hey Tom! Happy Monday. Thanks for stopping by. Oh, Rainy Night in Georgia: such a great song! and Midnight Train to Georgia too. I forgot about Ray Charles Georgia song. Listening to it right now. 🙂
      I love this location theme and I know I’m going to be adding more songs to the playlist as I think of them. Will definitely add the Georgia ones. Thanks!

      Have a great week. I will be stopping back at your place sometime this week to reply to Kathleen’s reply to my reply from Margaret’s memorial post. 🙂
      Have a great week, my friend!


    • Thanks for stopping by Patrick! Was just at your place and really enjoying your song list. Route 66 on my headphones right now… 🙂


  3. I think I could do this one with just a particular artist. Maybe some Billy Joel (Vienna, New York State of Mind, Allentown) – and those are songs I just came up with off the top of my head, there are probably more!

    This also makes me think of songs that may not have a place in the name, but which I clearly associate with a place because it’s mentioned in the song itself. I was thinking Take It Easy by the Eagles (and Winslow, Arizona) or Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen (which I always think of when going to Baltimore).

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    • Hi Joyce. So glad you stopped by! And definitely come back. If you like the kind of music in my playlist today and you like to have background music, I’ll have to turn you on to my A-Z Musical Journey of My Life. It’s a huge playlist with all of my favorite songs by my favorite artists A-Z so there’s a ton of music there. The whole index can be accessed from the links under my blog banner if you want to read some of the info and stories that went with the music, but to just access the playlist for background music, here’s the link:

      It was done in 2015 so some of the videos have been removed from YouTube and are no longer in the playlist but there are over 1000 songs so tons of listening pleasure. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week.


  4. LOVE IT! So glad that you decided to join us today, and I hope that you’ll join us each week. Marie (XMas Dolly) and Cathy both keep a list of the upcoming themes in their sidebars. Every other week is a freebie week, meaning you can use any theme you’d like. Great list. I’ve added your playlists to my ‘watch later’ list. I also subscribed. I can’t watch now as we have guys here tinting our windows and the window in my room is next.

    Thanks for playing!


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    • Hey Mary,
      So for the freebie weeks, we have to come up with our own theme? Does it have to be a theme or can it just be some random songs?
      I’m looking forward to hanging out with you guys on Mondays! Hope I can keep up…

      Have a great week! Enjoy those tinted windows! I’m supposed to be getting my house power-washed today but the guy’s truck broke down so I have no idea if that’s actually happening or not. It’s always something…

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        • Hey Mary,
          I have another question: how do I get the Linky List of participants to update? I thought when people signed up, they automatically populated in the post but I see some people have a lot more participants than what my post is showing…
          I’ve refreshed and I still have 7 participants. Maybe I just don’t get the Linky thang…
          Thanks in advance.


    • It sure could Janet! And I like the theme so much that I know I’ll be adding more songs to my playlist. Fun stuff!
      Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week…

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  5. There are going to be a lot of songs to choose from. I haven’t heard either album, but Sufjan Stevens did two entire albums dedicated to Michigan and Illinois. That would be quite a number of songs right there.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  6. Love this! I’m listening to The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia right now. One of my favorites. I had forgotten that Vicki Lawrence had done a version. Love listening! Also love Wichita Lineman by Glenn Campbell. I will be listening to all of them!

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    • oh Yay! So glad you are enjoying my playlist! I love the Glen Campbell video. Such a shame what he’s going through now. Wichita Lineman is my favorite Glen Campbell song. Rhinestone Cowboy would be my second fav.
      Thanks for stopping by Paula!


  7. Turn up the radio cuz it’s rockin’ in the house today!!! Woo Hoo So glad you joined us…. your tune reminds me of a wonderful summer and cruizin’ the neighborhood blasting the radio! Woo Hoo…. GREAT TUNE MY FRIEND!!!! you so rock!!!! Hope to see ya next Monday too!!!! Have a rockin’ week! BIG HUGS!

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    • Hey thanks! Having so much fun with the Monday’s Music Moves Me hop! Thanks so much for the warm welcome. Love that you can relate to my playlist: and I’m going to guess that since you can, you may have been cruising around with the music blasting from your car’s 8-track player like I was?? I had a super hot ’71 Monte Carlo with a bangin’ 8-track that was frequently blasting Deep Purple and Aerosmith and AC/DC… and a ton others. Good Lord, I had soooo many 8-tracks! Just saying that makes me feel so old!

      Since we’re just getting to know each other, I’m curious: Do you go by the name Dolly or should I call you something else??
      Thanks again! Have a great week…

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      • I had a 72′ yellow Mustang convertible… and I was blasting “Heard it through the grapevine”!!! hahahaha So glad I found you & you found me!!! We’re gonna be good friends! A blast from the past!!! I LOVE IT!! ROCK & ROLL! See you Monday!!! Oh & don’t forget the Beach Boys & It’s my party!!! hahahahaha Have a rockin’ week! BIG HUGS

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        • Hey Marie! A ’72 Mustang? Love it! You’ll find that with most of my music choices, I’m stuck in the 70s… and to me, that’s not a bad thing! Such a great decade!
          Just left another comment at your 4Ms post: I didn’t see my original one so hopefully you’re getting them.
          I do have a question regarding the Linky List: When I sign on to the blog hop, when someone new joins on to the hop, don’t they and their links automatically populate in my post? My post is only showing the 7 participants that were active when I joined in. But now there are 12 or 13 participants. How do I get those links to add into my post? I assumed that they just populated in whenever someone joined on. Do I have to keep updating my post with folks’ links as they sign on? I do know that WordPress and Linky don’t always get along … Thanks!

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    • Hey Pamela! Thanks for giving my playlist a listen! Those are definitely some good songs to have running around in your head 🙂
      Thanks so much for nominating me for the mystery blogger award! That sure is sweet of you. I’ll definitely work on my acceptance post next week. I appreciate it so much!
      Have an awesome weekend.


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