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Memphis and The Songs


Memphis, Tennessee.

Home of the blues.  
Home of the King.  
Home of Bar-B-Que.  
Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll.  

The greatest city in the world.

No matter what you call it you gotta 
know that Memphis is mentioned
in more songs than any other city in 
the world*.  That's has to
mean something. 

I am attempting to compile them all.  
Contributions are not just welcomed, 
they are encouraged and appreciated.

Here is what I have so far.

*Yeah, yeah.  I know, you think that 
New York or some other hack city is 
mentioned in more songs.  Well, you're 
wrong.  And if you don't agree then 
compile your list and we will compare.  
Then you will see.

Songs with Memphis in the title

"Night Train to Memphis"                       Roy Acuff
"Blues for Memphis Slim"                       The Animals
"Memphis"                                      Babe the Blue Ox
"Back to Memphis"                              The Band
"Memphis to Nixon"                             Beat Farmers
"Memphis, Tennessee"                           Chuck Berry
"Memphis Blues"                                Eubie Blake
"Memphis"                                      Arthur Briggs
"Memphis"                                      Brownie Mary
"Memphis"                                      John Cale
"Memphis in June"                              Hoagy Carmichael
"Memphis Shake"                                Chicago
"Baby Took a Limo to Memphis"                  Guy Clark
"Meanwhile Back in Memphis"                    David Allen Coe
"Walking in Memphis"                           Marc Cohn
"Headed Out of Memphis"                        Cold Blue Steel
"Queen of Memphis"                             Confederate Railroad
"Rose of Memphis"                              Rodney Crowell
"Memphis Hip Shake"                            The Cult
"Memphis"                                      Katie Curtis
"Memphis"                                      King Curtis
"Memphis Soul Stew"                            King Curtis
"Memphis Flyer"                                Neil Diamond
"Memphis Streets"                              Neil Diamond
"Stuck Inside. . .Memphis Blues Again"         Bobby Dylan
"Memphis"                                      Cliff Eberhardt
"Memphis Blues"                                Duke Ellington
"(It's a Long Way from) Berlin to Memphis"     Elvis Hitler
"Birmingham Papa (Your Memphis Mam's Comin'...)Firehouse Five + Two
"Memphis"                                      Flatt & Scruggs
"Big Train (from Memphis)                      John Fogerty
"Memphis Boogie"                               Jesse Fuller
"Memphis Time"                                 Gin Blossoms
"Memphis #999"                                 Graveyard Train
"Memphis Jellyroll"                            Stefan Grossman
"Memphis Queen"                                Joe Grushecky
"That's How I Got to Memphis"                  Tom T. Hall
"Memphis"                                      Hayden
"Where the Hell is Memphis"                    The Hellcats
"Memphis in the Meantime"                      John Hiatt
"All the Way From Memphis"                     Ian Hunter
"Where the Hell is Memphis"                    Joe Jackson
"Memphis"                                      Jan & Dean
"Memphis"                                      Eddie Jefferson
"Back to Memphis"                              Johnnie Johnson
                                                w/Kentucky Headhunters
"Memphis Thing"                                Rob Jungklas
"Bacelona Memphis"                             Los Rebeldes
"I've Been to Memphis"                         Lyle Lovett
"Memphis"                                      Bob Marley
"Memphis Rhythm"                               Bob Marley
"Big Train Stop at Memphis"                    Steve Marriott
"Gotta Get Down to Memphis"                    Pat McLaughlin
"Memphis In May"                               Don McMinn
"Retreat from Memphis"                         The Mekons
"Back to Memphis"                              Memphis Slim
"Memphis Groove"                               Jackie Mittoo
"Memphis"                                      Morning Glories
"Memphis"                                      Danny Morris Band
"Memphis"                                      Morrissey
"All the Way to Memphis"                       Mott the Hoople
"Memphis Train"                                "Mystery Train" Sndtk.
"Memphis"                                      Nashville West
"Goin' Down the Road to Memphis"               Don Nix
"Memphis"                                      Buck Owens
"Memphis"                                      John Patton
"Memphis Women and Chicken"                    Dan Penn
"Memphis"                                      Pere Ubu
"Big Train (from Memphis)                      Perkns/Orbsn/Cash/Lewis
"Memphis"                                      Phantom Helmsmen
"Memphis"                                      Pianosaurus
"Letter to Memphis"                            The Pixies
"Memphis"                                      "Reivers" Sndtk.
"Memphis and Arkansas Bridge"                  Charlie Rich
"Going Back Down To Memphis"                   River Bluff Clan
"Memphis, Tennessee"                           Johnny Rivers
"Memphis Yodel"                                Jimmie Rodgers
"Back to Memphis"                              David Sanborn
"Gotta Get to Memphis"                         Todd Snider
"In Memphis"                                   Todd Snider
"South Memphis Blues"                          Todd Snider
"Talkin' Memphis Blues"                        Todd Snider
"Music Makin' Mama (from Memphis, Tennessee)   Hank Snow
"Memphis"                                      Statler Brothers
"Memphis"                                      Izzy Stradlin
"18 Miles to Memphis"                          Stray Cats
"Can't Go Back to Memphis"                     Stray Cats
"Comin' Back to Memphis"                       Sun Rhythm Section
"Maybe it was Memphis"                         Pam Tillis
"Memphis"                                      U.S. Bombs
"Memphis"                                      Ventures
"Memphis Belle"                                Hank Williams, Jr.
"Memphis Pearl"                                Lucinda Williams
"Memphis"                                      Bob Wills & His TPB's
"Memphis"                                      Cassandra Wilson
"Wrong Side Of Memphis"                        Trisha Yearwood
"Memphis"                                      Faron Young

. . .and finally "Memphis Stomp" from the sountrack to the motion 
picture "The Firm" starring Tom Cruise and featuring a memorable 
performance by the one and only Gary Busey.

So far that is almost 100 songs.  And those are just 
the ones with Memphis in the title!

Thanks go out to MemphisMojo, Dr. Michael Rodger of 
Deutchland, Jim Chism, Cory Horan, Brandon Reynolds, 
Scott Winans and any other contributors that I 
may have left out.

When completed this list will be passed on to Thanks to them for the start.

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