9:30 Coffee Break: City Geography

Map of Lower Manhattan
Map of Lower Manhattan, showing neighborhood designations. (© 2015 Google Inc.)

Today we got this request from listener Mark in Minneapolis. Mark writes, "I was walking into work today and Pet Shop Boys' 'West End Girls' was playing and it occurred to me, there have to be a bunch of other songs that talk specifically about one side of town or something similar."

That's a great idea, Mark; thanks for your Coffee Break theme suggestion. As it happens, there are a lot of tracks that reference city geography, neighborhoods, parts of town and so forth.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that are about a section of a city? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


JD McPherson "North Side Gal"
The Hold Steady "Southtown Girls"
Billy Joe Royal "Down in the Boondocks"
Moby feat. Gwen Stefani "Southside"
Petula Clark "Downtown"
Prince "Uptown"
Ben E. King "Spanish Harlem"
Lucinda Williams "East Side of Town"

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