Who else likes to play songs associated with particular places when entering/driving through them?

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  1. BeHereNow97

    BeHereNow97 Medium Load Member

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    I was thinking back to my OTR days today and how I would always play certain songs each time I entered through particular cities/particular states that had a classic song about them. I was just wondering, am I the only one who does this?

    My songs:

    1. Omaha - Bob Seger, Turn The Page

    "On a long and lonesome highway
    East of Omaha"

    2. West Virginia - John Denver, Country Roads

    3. Winslow, Arizona - The Eagles, Take It Easy

    "Well, I'm a standing on a corner
    In Winslow, Arizona
    such a fine sight to see"

    4. Las Vegas - Bruce Springsteen, Viva Las Vegas (my favorite version of it, no disrespect to Elvis)

    5. The Whole State of Indiana - Any John Mellencamp song

    6. Boston - Dropkick Murphys, I'm Shipping Up To Boston (If you've seen the movie Departed, you know the song):



    7. Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen, Streets of Philadelphia

    8. Texas - ACDC, Thunderstruck

    "Went through to Texas, yeah, Texas, and we had some fun"

    9. Los Angeles - Bob Seger, Hollywood Nights

    10. Detroit - Journey, Don't Stop Believing

    "Just a city boy
    Born and raised in South Detroit
    He took the midnight train goin' anywhere"

    I never got routed/never been through Atlantic City or Allentown. I always wanted to play Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City" and Billy Joel's "Allentown" if I did though lol.

    So, what's your favorite songs associated with certain places? Anybody else like to play them when you first arrive to the these places?
     
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    Kennet, MO -

    Every day is a winding road - Sheryl Crow.

    But you have to drive slow or you run out of town before the song ends :)
     
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  8. Warrior Pump

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    I could list several examples. The first one that comes to my mind is Detroit Rock City by Kiss in Detroit.
     
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    Driving route 9 at night in Northern Maine, There's a Tomb Stone Every Mile. Gets a little eerie. Forgot who the composer was on this one.
     
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    As for Detroit try to play


    Stanley told me the song is not only about Detroit, but about a Kiss fan who died in a car crash on his way to a Kiss concert.
    Stanley says Detroit embraced Kiss before anyone else did
    Stanley then decided to write a song about Detroit
    Stanley says he enjoys playing "Detroit Rock City" at each show on tour
    r.t.d. tour.

    And when I am sitting in a traffic cause some idiot on clear day decide to ruin everyones day
     
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  11. bzinger

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    Give me your money please ....BTO about NYC .
     
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