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Is there a song or a music video that reminds you of your hometown? Why?

Asked by Adirondackwannabe (36630points) September 17th, 2010

I was watching the GAC channel last night and the video for the song Trailerhood started playing. (I know, embarrassing to admit I watch that channel. The videos make me laugh and I hate hip hop and rap). The video is situated in a trailerpark in a southern kind of redneck town. It features a redneck guy lounging in a kiddie pool, a bunch of old guys with missing teeth playing cards and a few other sterotypical country redneck images. I started laughing, because if you moved the location to upstate NY you’d have the town I was born in. Don’t take this too seriously, because obviously I’m not. But do you have a song that reminds you of your hometown? Can be with humor or with pride, it doesn’t make a lot of difference. And also why does it remind you of your hometown?

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filmfann's avatar

My hometown is Oakland, California, so there are many music videos that feature it.
The one I think of, though, was a song from the early days of MTV, and I don’t even remember who did it. The song was something like “Cheeseburger, side order of fries”, and it featured a local hamburger spot (Quick-Way).

SundayKittens's avatar

Small Town-John COUGAR Mellencamp. All the way.

You’re the Reason God Made Oklahoma reminds me of being in another town, swooning for my hometown. sigh

How awesome to be a New Yorker and have a hundred songs to choose from.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

@SundayKittens There are too many to choose from. Another one of my favorites is this. Empire State of Mind
and a classic: Frank Sinatra

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Aesthetic_Mess I’m curious why you picked I Heart NY.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe I liked the feel of the song. It makes me feel happy. It’s so lighthearted, and I like the video of him being a garbage man

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

The garbage man was why I asked. Not exactly a glamorous profession. Nice song though.

SuperMouse's avatar

@filmfann “there is no there there”! Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

Being from LA there are tons of videos that feature my hometown and its environs, but the one that evokes the strongest feelings of home is Freefallin by Tom Petty.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Exactly. Not everyone has glamorous professions. The video was somewhat realistic. I like that.

janbb's avatar

Sprinsteen’s “My Hometown” and “My City in Ruins” because they are about two of my local towns.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@janbb Springsteen has a knack for that, apparently.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

No,but there is one that reminds me of where I’ll end up
Someday :)

janbb's avatar

@TheOnlyNeffie Indeed, but he actually lives in my area and went to my brother’s high school.

Nutsy's avatar

I grew up in West Texas and whenever I hear the song A Dustland Fairytale it reminds me of my hometown….long lost dreams and all :)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille That was a beautiful song. All the GA’s in the world to you.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Thank you.Someday,I’ll get there :)

deni's avatar

fuck yeah and its the most bomb ass song ever. but if im sad and i listen to it i get even sadder and wanna go home.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@deni I was thinking the same thing. Put that on at christmas and I’ll need a tissue. lol

ucme's avatar

Yeah, nothing special about my hometown! I no longer live there, for reasons that should be apparent.

downtide's avatar

There isn’t a song specifically about my hometown but this one comes close.
Green and grey

Trillian's avatar

I have a few from 1976, the bits that I remember, which remind me of cool summer nights by lake Huron, hanging out with friends; Baker Street – Gerry Refferty, Wheel in the Sky – Journey, Theme from the Rockford Files, and Who Loves You – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. I associate all of them with my little town in nothern Mighigan.

filmfann's avatar

@SuperMouse a very misunderstood quote.

SuperMouse's avatar

@filmfann I will cop to not fully understanding it. I just really love the fact that for some odd reason I know who said it and that she said it about Oakland.

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