Top Five Songs About How Los Angeles Kicks the Ass of People Who Move There

  1. Gladys Knight & the Pips, “Midnight Train to Georgia”
  2. Albert Hammond, “It Never Rains in Southern California”
  3. Bob Seger, “Hollywood Nights”
  4. Guns N’ Roses, “Welcome to the Jungle”
  5. Dionne Warwick, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose”

By my count, that’s two songs where the singer got chewed up by L.A., one where it happened to her man, one where it’s a third-person omniscient narrator deal, and one where it’s the singer embodies the city itself and is singing in the second person to the hapless arrival.

Nominations? Leave ’em in the comments.

posted 16 September 2021 in Tasty Bits and tagged , . no comments yet

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