Every Pop Song That Mentions a City Pinned to a Map

Okay, maybe not every pop song, but map maker Javier Arce (please tell me his last name isn’t pronounced “arse”) has done a great job of trying. He stuck pins into a global map 212 cities namechecked in 7,681 songs. That’s a lot.  Click on the image to learn more at Boing Boing.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

4 thoughts on “Every Pop Song That Mentions a City Pinned to a Map

  • March 10, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Clearly he didn’t have Tragically Hip included. No Bobcaygeon/Toronto pins.

    • March 10, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Toronto should also have got a hit from This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ to Glide by the Kings, a few Drake tracks, and maybe YYZ by Rush?

  • March 10, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Not like it receives a lot of radio play, but Donovan Woods wrote a Toronto National Anthem for the Grid in 2013.


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