Geographic Song Title YKTTW Discussion
|Geographic Song Title|
Where the name of the song namechecks a particular location on Earth.
Sometimes a city or state's ambience helps set the mood of a song. Sometimes a particular location reminds the storyteller of a certain someone. Or sometimes you just want to get a raucous audience reaction when you sing about their home, in a really exclusive form of Niche Marketing. Whatever the reason, putting the name of a city, county, state or province in a song title is a popular trope among musicians, especially country artists. Not to be confused with Regional Riff, where a style of song typical of the area is used to help convey the specificness of the location. NOTE: The actual name of the place must be used to qualify for this trope. Nicknames (such as "Jet City Woman") or demonymic adjectives ("American Idiot") don't count. Examples: (As the list grows, it should be sorted by location into folders, as a few of the locations - like New York, Los Angeles/Hollywood, Texas, Paris or London - are extremely popular for titles)
- "Texas Women" by Hank Williams Jr.
- "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind" by George Strait
- "New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra
- "Vienna" by Ultravox
- "By The Time I Get To Arizona" by Public Enemy
- "Detroit Rock City" by Kiss
- "Yonkers" by Tyler The Creator