R&P: What are your favorite songs involving San Francisco?


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<---- San Franciscan Nights - The Animals

I'm *hopefully* moving to San Francisco soonish, I went this summer and just fell in love with the city. I wouldn't mind residing there for the rest of my days.

I have a collection of 8 or 9 songs that I really love about San Francisco, what are some of your faves?

12 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Hello Stone :)

    'Gypsy' ~ Fleetwood Mac {SN}


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    In Stevie's words :

    "'Going back to the velvet underground/back to the floor that I love,' because I always put my bed on the floor. 'To a room with some lace and paper flowers/ back to the gypsy that I was.' And that's San Francisco. That's the Velvet Underground. Those are the things that I can't give up."

    "The song Gypsy isn't a real happy story. Gypsy is a lot about returning to San Francisco. And Gypsy was written when my best friend [Robin] died of Leukemia and uh ...about the fact that she wasn't going to see the rest of this: I still see your bright eyes, it was like she wasn't ...going to make it."

  • 1 decade ago

    San Francisco Day Blues, originally by Jesse Fuller, but I've always like the Eric Clapton "Unplugged" version. Check it out


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  • 1 decade ago

    I live in San Francisco, and I wouldn't live anywhere else.

    'San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)' by Scott McKenzie

  • 1 decade ago

    Lights - by Journey

    When the lights go down in the city and the sun shines on the bay...

    Ride Captain Ride - by ?

    "73 men sailed her from the san francisco bay, rolled off of that ship and here's what they had to say. Calling every one to ride along, to another shore, where we can laugh our lives away, and be free once more...

    Tony Bennett - Left my heart in san francisco...

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  • Stuie
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    That Animals song is definitely one of my favorites, but since you took it I'll have to pull up some of my other favorites.

    Brett Dennen - San Fransisco


    Otis Reading - Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay


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  • 1 decade ago

    "San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)" - Scott McKenzie

  • 1 decade ago

    We Like to Party. "New York to San Francisco..."

  • 1 decade ago

    that song wen some guy is singing "If your going to San Francisco remember to wear some flowers in your hair"

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    SFDude has a sturdy record. additionally to characteristic on is "We geared up This city" by using Starship. there's a niche in the song that beneficial factors a close-by radio DJ giving the site visitors and climate record the place he mentions the golden gate bridge.

  • 1 decade ago

    You named the one that immediately popped into my mind :-)

    I've been in the bay area 27 years in June. I don't plan on living anywhere else, either.

    Journey ~ Lights


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