Fictional Streets, etc. Mentioned in Songs

Let’s construct a city wherein all the streets are named after songs that name streets. Preferably streets that don’t exist in the world (that is, not LSD, etc.).

Here’s what I’ve got so far:

Fascination Street - The Cure
Poison Street - New Model Army
Detonation Boulevard - Sisters of Mercy
Rain Street - The Pogues

There have to be more, right?

Penny Lane - The Beatles
Alphabet Street - Prince
10th Street - Fun Lovin’ Criminals (ok, not exactly fictional, but never mind)

Does your “etc.” include places like Strawberry Fields?

157 Riverside Avenue

REO Speedwagon
We met a young girl on Main street,
wanted to just pass her by
She was homely, so lonely, She said,
“Can I make love to you.”
We shouted 157 Riverside Avenue.

Oddly, Electric Avenue in the Eddie Grant song actually exists. Just around the corner from Brixton station.

Sullivan Street by the Counting Crows

Ammonia Avenue by Alan Parsons Project

Lonely Street from “Heartbreak Hotel”

Sunny Goodge Street - Donovan
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Love Street - Doors
Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan

Mainstreet - Bob Segar
Shakedown Street - Grateful Dead

6th Avenue Heartache - Wallflowers

Thunder Road - Robert Mitchum
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
Tarkio Road - Brewer and Shipley
Tobacco Road - The Nashville Teens

On Broadway - The Drifters

Dirty Boulevard - Lou Reed

Allison Road - Gin Blossums
59th Street Bridge (Song) - Simon & Garfunkel

Surely the city where our streets exist is Funkytown?

Romance Boulevard by Toebeat. :slight_smile:

:smack: Abbey Road.

:smack: Rereads the OP. Not in the real world.


Though I think I got confused by Legolamb’s post, where 10th Street is called not fictional, but Penny Lane isn’t. And I don’t understand the “not LSD” reference in the OP.


Desolation Boulevard - Bob Dylan

Does “Baker Street” refer to an actual street, or just a generic street by that name?

LSD is probably referring to the song “Lake Shore Drive” by Aliotta, Haynes & Jeremiah, which is about the street of that name which runs along the Lake Michigan shore in Chicago.

I have no idea if any of these are real streets, though I imagine somewhere there’s a street named each of these things. Hell, in Ithaca you can find Penny Lane, Lois Lane, Sesame Street, and Della Street. I am not kidding.

Highway 61 - Bob Dylan

Cypress Avenue - Van Morrison

10th Avenue Freeze Out - Bruce Springsteen

“Lover’s Lane” in the song “Lover’s Lane” by the Squirrel Nut Zippers. I didn’t think it was an original composition but according to AMG it is.

*Broadway really ain’t quite the same
Since you and I found Lover’s Lane.

Primrose Lane - Jerry Wallace with the Jewels.

It was very big in the 1950s. In the '60s it even became the theme song of a short-lived television series starring Henry Fonda.
And yes, it really was Jerry Wallace with the Jewels, not and the Jewels.

Yup: Baker Street’s real all right. I worked above the tube station for 3 years.

No-Where land.

Inhabited by sitting No-Where Men, at least one, anyway.

Shakin’ Street
It’s got that beat
Shakin’ Street
Where all the kids meet

The MC5. I doubt very much there’s a real Shakin’ Street. So now there’s a place for the kids to hang out, anyway. Besides “The Valley of the Malls” from the Fountains of Wayne song.

And the Van Morrison song is “Cyprus Avenue,” which is very much a real street in Belfast near where Van grew up. Pictures and information are here.