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    Pop Songs about Iowa/Iowa Towns

    C.W.McCall did a song back in the 70's about his hometown that was sort of funny called "Audubon" http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Audubon/2Bpw6x?src=5

    And I recall listening to The Association "Dubuque Blues" for which I don't know the inspiration: The Association "Dubuque Blues" 1970 - YouTube

    Are there other Pop songs like these two (which are the only two I can think of) which expressly have an Iowa connection -- in the case of these two songs it is an Iowa town/city.

    The reason for this post was a Minnesota friend believed there were songs about his state but none about Iowa.


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    Re: Pop Songs about Iowa/Iowa Towns

    Great song but dang, Audubon is a **** hole!



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    Re: Pop Songs about Iowa/Iowa Towns

    Can't think of Iowa but the Counting Crows have the song "Omaha"



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    Re: Pop Songs about Iowa/Iowa Towns

    Bob Seger.

    On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha.



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    Re: Pop Songs about Iowa/Iowa Towns

    Here's a linky to every place mentioned by Bob Dylan in his songs. It is a little unwieldy given that Bob wrote a few tunes. I can't see any Iowa references which gives me a sad face.

    Bob Dylan map: Every place mentioned in a Bob Dylan song. - Slate Magazine



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    Re: Pop Songs about Iowa/Iowa Towns

    Turn the Page..."On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha"...that would be Iowa haha

    Sioux City and Waterloo are mentioned in Johnny Cash "I've Been Everywhere". So is Spirit Lake but I think there are quite a few towns and lakes named that.



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    Re: Pop Songs about Iowa/Iowa Towns



    "What a horrible night to have a curse."
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    Re: Pop Songs about Iowa/Iowa Towns

    wonderwall is about a wall in creston iowa.



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    Re: Pop Songs about Iowa/Iowa Towns

    Greg Brown has a song called Fairfield that's pretty funny. Unfortunately I can't find any video of him singing it but I did find this cover.




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    Re: Pop Songs about Iowa/Iowa Towns

    Saw this a few years ago. It's so bad it's hilarious!!




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    Re: Pop Songs about Iowa/Iowa Towns

    If you are from the Fort Dodge area, you might remember a song from the 90's called "Kokotho", which was a parody of the Beach Boys song "Kokomo". It names many towns in the Ft. Dodge, to Spencer, to Algona triangle. It was made by some locals and it ran on 94.5 radio out of Ft. Dodge. Actually a pretty good song.




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    Re: Pop Songs about Iowa/Iowa Towns

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    wonderwall is about a wall in creston iowa.
    and Stairway to Heaven is about an old staircase in a house in Spencer


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    Re: Pop Songs about Iowa/Iowa Towns

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    wonderwall is about a wall in creston iowa.
    Is the film and George Harrison soundtrack album also about Creston, or just the Oasis song?



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