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LisN Magazine - 50 songs that have captured the essence of the Bay Area or San Francisco:

Written on 12/14/2023
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50 songs that have captured the essence of the Bay Area or San Francisco:

"San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" by Scott McKenzie
"Lights" by Journey
"I Left My Heart in San Francisco" by Tony Bennett
"California Love" by 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre
"Hotel California" by Eagles
"Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding
"Big Yellow Taxi" by Joni Mitchell
"Fast Car" by Tracy Chapman
"My City of Ruins" by Bruce Springsteen
"Billionaire" by Travie McCoy featuring Bruno Mars
"Everyday People" by Sly & the Family Stone
"Bay Area (Say-Say)" by The Luniz
"Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses
"St. Elsewhere" by Gnarls Barkley
"Streets of San Francisco" by Charles Fox
"Hypnotize" by The Notorious B.I.G.
"Frisco Blues" by John Lee Hooker
"Golden Gate" by Alcatraz
"San Francisco Bay Blues" by Eric Clapton
"California Dreamin'" by The Mamas & The Papas
"I Feel Free" by Cream
"Frisco Town" by Canned Heat
"Sausalito Summernight" by Diesel
"Who Do You Love" by Bo Diddley
"The Golden State" by City and Colour
"Valley of the Dolls" by Generation X
"Frisco" by Santana
"Viva Las Vegas" by Elvis Presley
"Alcatraz" by Neil Young
"City by the Bay" by Journey
"California Dreamin'" by The Beach Boys
"Street Dreams" by Nas
"San Francisco" by The Village People
"Save Me, San Francisco" by Train
"Hate the Way I Love You" by Rihanna
"Frisco Town" by Jethro Tull
"Chinatown" by Liam Gallagher
"Highway 101" by Social Distortion
"No Particular Place to Go" by Chuck Berry
"Fisherman's Blues" by The Waterboys
"Bay Area" by The Pack
"A Pirate Looks at Forty" by Jimmy Buffett
"Frisco Blues" by Jesse Fuller
"Summer in the City" by The Lovin' Spoonful
"Oakland" by Too $hort
"California Nights" by Lesley Gore
"San Francisco Days" by Chris Isaak
"Mission in the Rain" by Jerry Garcia Band
"Electric Avenue" by Eddy Grant
"San Francisco" by Foxygen

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