Songs about thoroughfares

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by bob_32_116, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    How many songs can we name that are about a particular street, road, highway etc? The street/road has to be named, and preferably one that actually exists, so a generic unidentified one such as "Dead End Street" by the Kinks does not qualify (unless there is actually such a street, which I doubt).

    First let's get the Beatles out of the way with "Penny Lane". Now that that's taken care of....

    Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street
    Bob Dylan - Positively 4th Street
    Gene Pitney - Trans Canada Highway
    Art Garfunkel - Second Avenue

    Others?
     
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  2. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman The Dawntreader

    Bruce Springsteen - Incident on 57th Street

     
  3. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Chuck Berry "Route 66"

     
  4. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    main street - bob seger
     
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  5. culabula

    culabula One-time Boulevardier.

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    Dark End of The Street/Moving Hearts

    Blackberry Way/The Move

    Raglan Road/The Dubliners

    Walking on Sunset/John Mayall
     
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  6. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    The Drifters "On Broadway"

     
  7. culabula

    culabula One-time Boulevardier.

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    Cypress Avenue/Van Morrison

    N17/The Saw Doctors
     
  8. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    59th street bridge song - simon and garfunkel
     
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  9. culabula

    culabula One-time Boulevardier.

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    The Road to Hell/Chris Rea
     
  10. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

  11. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    moon over bourbon st - sting
     
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  12. PCM7027

    PCM7027 Forum Resident

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    U2 Cedarwood Road
     
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  13. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    There is an Angel St in Sydney, but I can't be sure whether this song refers to that specific street or is just a made up name - good song anyway:

     
  14. Haristar

    Haristar Apollo C. Vermouth

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    The Beatles - Blue Jay Way
     
  15. Vinny123

    Vinny123 Forum Resident

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    Roundabout/yes
     
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  16. culabula

    culabula One-time Boulevardier.

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    Apologies, I should have read the OP more carefully, so here’s a good one:

    Barrack Street/Nic Jones
     
  17. MySweetFork

    MySweetFork Forum Resident

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    Tenth Avenue Freeze Out - Springsteen
     
  18. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident

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  19. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident

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  20. therunner

    therunner Finn Fan

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    Tim Finn - Suicide On Downing Street
     
  21. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident

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  22. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    No worries. I know Barrack Street is real, because it's one of the main streets in Perth.
     
  23. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident

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  24. Farmer Mike

    Farmer Mike Forum Resident

    Hollywood Blvd. - the Kinks
    Route 66- Nat King Cole and many others
     
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  25. culabula

    culabula One-time Boulevardier.

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    Sunny Goodge Street/Donovan

    Complainte Pour Ste-Catherine/Kate et Anna McGarrigle
     
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