In this feature, we’ve previously done Sweet Little Sixteen, Dancing in the Streets, and Night Train. Tonight, as promised, we’ll balance out the East Coast-centric Night Train with a song with lots of West Coast cities. The song is Rock’n Me, released in 1976 by the Steve Miller Band.
The second verse contains the sort of city list we’re looking for:
I went from Phoenix, Arizona
All the way to Tacoma
Philadelphia, Atlanta, L.A.
Northern California where the girls are warm
So I could be with my sweet baby, yeah
And after four songs, here’s our master list.
Notes: Philadelphia is the only city mentioned in every song so far. Is Philly as especially musical city? Rock musicians seem to think so. I think the biggest cities we haven’t heard from yet are Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, and Seattle (but we do have Tacoma!).
Los Angeles x2
New Orleans x3
New York City x2
(heart of) Texas
Washington, DC x2