View Full Version : Where The Streets Do Have Names: Song Titles Which Are Street Names

10-25-2005, 12:00 AM
Highway To Hell - AC/DC

10-25-2005, 12:07 AM
She Lives on Love Street

10-25-2005, 12:09 AM
Sting "Moon Over Bourbon Street"

10-25-2005, 12:09 AM
"Positively Fourth Street," "Desolation Row" - Bob Dylan
"Christie Road," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" (if you like?) - Green Day

10-25-2005, 12:10 AM
Elvis Presley Boulevard, 52nd Street -- Billy Joel

10-25-2005, 12:14 AM
"Baker Street" - Gerry Rafferty

"Carefree Highway" - Gordon Lightfoot

"Electric Avenue" - Eddy Grant

"Main Street" - Bob Seger & the SIlver Bullet Band

10-25-2005, 12:28 AM
42nd Street - Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell
Accidentally Kelly Street - Frente
Oxford Street - Everything But The Girl
59th Street Bridge Song - Paul Simon
Fascination Street - The Cure

Dewey Finn
10-25-2005, 12:30 AM
Penny Lane.

10-25-2005, 12:46 AM
On Broadway
Bleeker Street
Tobacco Road

10-25-2005, 12:49 AM
53rd and 3rd by The Ramones

10-25-2005, 12:52 AM
Main Street Rag - the New Main Street Singers

Route 66 - Manhattan Transfer

The 59th Street Bridge Song - Simon & Garfunkle

Easy Street - cast of Annie

10-25-2005, 01:21 AM
On Green Dolphin Street - Kaper & Washington
Rain Street - The Pogues
Blue Jay Way - The Beatles
Copperhead Road - Steve Earle

10-25-2005, 02:01 AM
The Sesame Street theme song.
The Avenue Q theme song.

10-25-2005, 02:14 AM
Cyprus Avenue - Van Morrison

10-25-2005, 02:26 AM
9th And Hennepin - Tom Waits

10-25-2005, 02:52 AM
Hope St - Levellers
Toleration St - Dead Mans Shadow
Avenue B - Iggy Pop
Detenation Boulevard - Sisters of Mercy
M62 Song - Doves

10-25-2005, 03:33 AM
Across 110th St. - Bobby Womack

Dominion Rd - The Muttonbirds {I actually used to live on Dominion Rd}

Road To Nowhere - Talking Heads

10-25-2005, 03:54 AM
"Sullivan Street" - Counting Crowes

10-25-2005, 04:02 AM
Halloween on Miltary Street- ICP

10-25-2005, 04:06 AM
Lonesome Road - Muddy Waters

The Long & Winding Road - The Beatles

Saw Mill Gulch Road - John Mayall

10-25-2005, 04:34 AM
Beasley Street (http://www.cyberspike.com/clarke/beasley.html) - John Cooper Clarke

10-25-2005, 05:16 AM
"Big Man on Mulberry Street" - Billy Joel.

10-25-2005, 06:14 AM
Grant Avenue from "Flower Drum Song"

Mr. Blue Sky
10-25-2005, 06:33 AM
"Allison Road" - Gin Blossoms
"Manhattan Rumble (49th Street Massacre)" - Electric Light Orchestra

10-25-2005, 07:00 AM
"Fascination Street" - The Cure

10-25-2005, 07:11 AM
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
10th Avenue Freeze Out - Bruce Springsteen

2120 South Michigan Avenue - The Rolling Stones

10-25-2005, 07:16 AM
Sunset Boulevard

10-25-2005, 07:30 AM
Basin Street Blues

10-25-2005, 07:50 AM
Gilbert Street -- Sweet Thursday (http://tinyurl.com/dqvxr) (an unjustly neglected supergroup of the 70s)

The Long and Winding Road -- The Beatles

10-25-2005, 08:03 AM
All these posts and no mention of Sesame Street? And it's X-rated neighborhood, Avenue Q?

10-25-2005, 08:45 AM
Stanyon Street by Rod McKuen.

10-25-2005, 08:51 AM
All these posts and no mention of Sesame Street? And it's X-rated neighborhood, Avenue Q?
Psst ... see post #13.

10-25-2005, 08:51 AM
South Street by The Orlons

Pape And Danforth (a Toronto intersection) by Rush

10-25-2005, 09:06 AM
Pico and Sepulveda by Felix Figueroa, a Dr. Demento staple. It's nothing BUT Los Angeles street names.

10-25-2005, 09:25 AM
On Grafton Street, by Nanci Griffith

10-25-2005, 09:58 AM
Romance Blvd by Toe Beat

10-25-2005, 10:18 AM
Telegraph Road - Dire Straits

And a couple fom the English Music Hall tradition:

Lambeth Walk
Knocked 'Em In the Old Kent Road

Pashnish Ewing
10-25-2005, 10:33 AM
Ventura Highway - America

10-25-2005, 10:37 AM
Since I can't think of any more songs, I'll ignore the OP and branch into albums

Abbey Road


461 OCEAN BOULEVARD by Eric Clapton

Thudlow Boink
10-25-2005, 10:58 AM
"Utopia Parkway" - Fountains of Wayne
"Creeque Alley" - The Mamas and the Papas
"Razor Blade Alley" - Madness
"Strawberry Road" - Sam Phillips
"Denmark Street" - The Kinks
"Follow the Yellow Brick Road" - the Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz

10-25-2005, 10:59 AM
157 Riverside Avenue - REO Speedwagon
Slaughter on 10th Avenue - Richard Rodgers

Mr. Blue Sky
10-25-2005, 11:28 AM
"Doubleback Alley" - The Rutles

Thudlow Boink
10-25-2005, 12:25 PM
"Follow the Yellow Brick Road" - the Munchkins in The Wizard of OzAnd of course "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" - Elton John (Duh!)

10-25-2005, 12:33 PM
"The Ballad of Thunder Road" - Robert Mitchum

10-25-2005, 12:50 PM
tobacco road - david lee roth
gypsy road - cinderella
6th avenue heartache - wallflowers

10-25-2005, 12:58 PM
Broadway, The Clash

10-25-2005, 01:12 PM
They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway...

10-25-2005, 01:15 PM
"On the Blue Highway" --George Thorogood

"Highway 61 Revisited" --Bob Dylan

"Highway 41" --Allman Brothers

"On Broadway" --The Coasters?

"Ammonia Avenue" --Alan Parsons Project

"Under the Boardwalk" --Sam Cooke?

"Positively 4th Street" --Bob Dylan

"6th Avenue Heartache" --The Wallflowers (Jakob Dylan)

"Wimpole Street Song" --from Robert and Elizabeth

"Moon Over Bourbon Street" --Sting

"Heart Attack and Vine (?)" --Tom Waits

marque elf
10-25-2005, 01:24 PM
Randy Newman's I Love L.A. mentions several Los Angeles streets by name.

marque elf
10-25-2005, 01:32 PM
Bob Dylan's Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues tells you not to put on any airs when your down on Rue Morgue Avenue. In Stuck Inside of Mobile With The Memphis Bles Again, he tells us of a man who built a fire on Main Street and shot it full of holes. In Tangled Up In Blue, he shares a basement apartment on Montague Street with a woman he met in a topless place.

10-25-2005, 01:35 PM
"Wall Street Rag" - Scott Joplin

10-25-2005, 01:37 PM
10th Avenue Freeze Out - Bruce Springsteen

Horatio Hellpop
10-25-2005, 01:40 PM
In the Street--Big Star
Brickhouse Road--Lynyrd Skynyrd

Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy
10-25-2005, 05:24 PM
The Wall Street Shuffle by 10cc
One-Way Street by Aerosmith
Ventura Highway by America
Blue Highway by Billy Idol
Street of Dreams by Rainbow

10-25-2005, 05:35 PM
Not exactly an answer per the OP, but worth an Honorable Mention:

On the Street Where You Live from My Fair Lady.

10-25-2005, 06:00 PM
Mercy Street -- Peter Gabriel

(This is what brings me out of lurkerdom?!)

Thudlow Boink
10-25-2005, 06:19 PM
"Dead End Street" - The Kinks
"Respectable Street" - XTC

Mr. Blue Sky
10-25-2005, 06:19 PM
Mercy Street -- Peter Gabriel

(This is what brings me out of lurkerdom?!)

Heh, heh...works every time! :D

10-25-2005, 06:52 PM
The Valley Road -- Bruce Hornsby
Seven Bridges Road -- The Eagles
Church on the Cumberland Road -- Shenandoah

Summer Ridge Drive -- Artie Shaw
Devil Gate Drive -- Suzi Quatro

Lonely Avenue -- Ray Charles

Beale Street Blues -- Written by WC Handy, performed by many artists

A1A -- Jimmy Buffett album named for Florida's Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway (http://www.byways.org/browse/byways/2477/)

10-25-2005, 07:16 PM
A Bomb on Wardour Street -The Jam

10-25-2005, 09:35 PM
Cypress Avenue - Van Morrison
442 Glenwood Avenue - Pixies Three
Heartache Avenue - Maisonettes
Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
Dirty Boulevard - Lou Reed

10-26-2005, 05:05 AM
And of course "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" - Elton John (Duh!)

This reminds me that Violent J of ICP did his own telling of The Wizard of Oz (called the Wizard of the Hood; not to everyone's taste but hilarious IMHO) which had the song "Yellow Brick Alleyway".

In San Andreas, the radio station K-Jah West has a song that seems to be called "Broader than Broadway" but I'm not sure if that's the actual title.

Capt. Ridley's Shooting Party
10-26-2005, 05:15 AM
Stanley Road - Paul Weller
Longsight M13 - Ian Brown
Debris Road - Ocean Colour Scene

10-26-2005, 06:37 AM
Mercy Street -- Peter Gabriel

(This is what brings me out of lurkerdom?!)

Like the man said, welcome to the camp. I guess you know why you're all here.

10-26-2005, 07:33 PM
Cat Stevens - "18th Avenue - (Kansas City Nightmare)"

10-26-2005, 07:43 PM
"22 Acacia Avenue" by Iron Maiden
"Sentimental Street" by Night Ranger
"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Hanoi Rocks (and an entirelydifferent song by the same name by Greenday)
"12th Street Kids" by Princess Pang (or am I the only person that ever bought that album?)
"Road Behind" by Gwar
"Down the Road" by Mickey Hart

10-26-2005, 07:49 PM
"Streets Of Your Town" -- The Go-Betweens

10-26-2005, 10:37 PM
Main Street Eyes - Iggy Pop

10-26-2005, 11:08 PM
I-10 West- Cowboy Mouth
Christopher Columbus Transcontinental Highway- Continental Drifters
Highway of the Saints- Continental Drifters
At the Foot of Canal Street- Cowboy Mouth
The Road to Abilene- Jeff and Vida(okay, it's a stretch)
Waratah Street- Mark Seymour

Jeff Lichtman
10-27-2005, 01:58 AM
There are several traditional jazz standards named after streets in New Orleans. Not all of them are songs (i.e. some have no lyrics), but I'll mention them anyway:

Basin Street Blues (already mentioned in this thread)
Bourbon Street Parade
Canal Street Blues
Gravier Street Blues
Burgundy Street Blues
Perdido Street Blues
Decatur Street Blues
Blues for Rampart Street
South Rampart Street Parade

And on a different note (no pun intended):

12th Street Rag

10-27-2005, 02:39 AM
"22 Acacia Avenue" by Iron Maiden

now how do you go and list that but not "Murders on the Rue Morgue"??? (at least I think thats a street)

Tom Waits, Kentucky Avenue

Michael Penn, Denton Road (and Bunker Hill sort of)

Donald Fagen, Trans-island-skyway

Jim Morrison, Dawns Highway

Rage Against the Machine, Down Rodeo

PJ Harvey Highway '61 Revisited

Melt Banana, Iguanna in Trouble...ok I am really just seeing if anyone is really paying attention.

10-27-2005, 03:55 AM
Billy Idol - Blue Highway

Kraftwerk - Autobahn

{I'll see your Melt Banana and raise you a Shonen Knife "Tortoise Brand Pot Cleaner"}

10-27-2005, 05:10 PM
Psycho Street - Richard Thompson
Eden Alley - Timbuk 3
and DC's own Honky Tonk Confidential with "The Rock Creek Parkway Crawl"

"and it's stop, go, stop, go, stop, go.........."

10-27-2005, 06:27 PM
Starfield Road - Sonic Youth
(Murray Street by Sonic Youth too if we're up to counting albums)

10-27-2005, 09:58 PM
Kansas - Lonely Street

10-27-2005, 10:07 PM
Supertramp - 10th Avenue Breakdown

J. Gelert
10-27-2005, 11:32 PM
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Ocean Avenue - Yellowcard

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