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Top 100 Street Songs

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Streets have a strong attraction for the songwriter.

After all, we all have memories of the streets we grew up on, or where our first apartment was located, or of a famous street in a favorite city. This playlist features the top 100 songs with a street name in the title, whether it's a street, road, avenue, boulevard or lane.

I had a few rules when selecting tracks for this playlist, the first being that it had to be an in-town or neighborhood road, highways and freeways were excluded. Also, the street name(s) had to be explicitly mentioned in the song title. Both real and fictional street names were acceptable.

The playlist includes world famous streets like Hollywood Blvd, 52nd St, Sunset Strip and Ventura Blvd as well as fictional ones like Fascination St, Love St. Thunder Road and Dirty Blvd. Clocking in at almost 8 hours, the compilation will take you down many roads and chances are good that you've lived on one of the streets in this list. 

I limited the list to 100 high quality selections, and ordered them from my favorite to least favorite. Let me know if I've left out any "street songs" that should have been included, I'm sure I've missed a bunch.

 

The Playlist:

1. Across 110th Street - Bobby Womack

2. Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan

3. Dirty Blvd. (Live) - Lou Reed

4. Fascination Street - The Cure

5. Telegraph Road - Dire Straits

6. Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen

7. Faithless Street - Whiskeytown

8. Copperhead Road - Steve Earle

9. Tobacco Road - Lou Rawls

10. Alphabet St. - Prince

11. Love Street - The Doors

12. 12 Bellevue - Kathleen Edwards

13. 14th Street - Rufus Wainwright

14. Sullivan Street - Counting Crows

15. 17th Street - Gil Scott-Heron

16. Virginia Avenue - Tom Waits

17. Gibsom Street - Laura Nyro

18. Charlotte Street - Lloyd Cole

19. Shady Lane - Pavement

20. In France They Kiss On Main Street - Joni Mitchell

21. Vine Street - Harry Nilsson

22. Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty

23. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - Simon & Garfunkel

24. 2120 South Michigan Avenue - The Rolling Stones

25. Toulouse Street - The Doobie Brothers

26. Valence Street - Neville Brothers

27. Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant

28. Elm Street - Lanterna

29. Rosemary Lane - Bert Jansch

30. On Green Dolphin Street - Miles Davis

31. Piccadilly Palare - Morrissey

32. 2nd Ave, 11am - Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

33. Seventh Avenue - Rosanne Cash

34. Goodnight, Hollywood Blvd - Ryan Adams

35. 53rd & 3rd - The Ramones

36. 6th Avenue Heartache - The Wallflowers

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