Modern Memphis Songs 

Earlier this year, the Smithsonian Rock N Soul Museum posted a list on its website of 899 recorded songs that mention the city of Memphis, citing it as the most mentioned city in pop songs. Whether that's true or not, the idea of "Memphis" songs typically means stuff like Chuck Berry's "Memphis" or Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis," records by nationally known outsiders that put the city right there in the title.

But what about songs from and about the city?

Read the rest of Chris Herrington's look at Memphis songs the CVB might not approve of.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

News Blog

Tennessee Breaks Record for Student Aid Requests

News Blog

MLGW's Water Test Comes Back Clean

Fly On The Wall Blog

RDC Announces Plan to Raise Atlantis

News Blog

New Vision Unveiled for Riverfront

News Blog

Memphis Pets of the Week (July 20-26)

Music Blog

The Secret Service rides again

We Saw You

Beauty Shop birthday, Sache Sunday, HEELS, Park + Cherry

Fly On The Wall Blog

Memphis Billboard Contains Porn

ADVERTISEMENT

More by John Branston

  • Pit Stops

    Ten BBQ joints worth a day trip from Memphis.
    • May 16, 2013
  • Where Do We Go From Here? | School Choice

    Modest voter turnouts notwithstanding, next week’s referendum is key to the schools’ future.
    • Mar 3, 2011
  • Great Deal or "Get Real"?

    Condos go for half-price in a unique Mindtown neighborhood.
    • Jul 28, 2010
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • A New Booker in Town

    John Miller on being director of events at Lafayette’s.
    • May 12, 2016
  • Feel the Sweet Spirit

    Long drives, long nights, and cold milk.
    • Jul 21, 2016
  • Down By The River

    The African Jazz Ensemble play the Harbor Town Amphitheater this Sunday afternoon
    • Oct 20, 2016
ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation