What are your favourite songs featuring hotels?
Home is where the heart is, but a hotel is where the heart goes when it needs a break. Or needs to escape. Or to find refuge after a breakup. Or to hide away in loneliness. Or to have a fling. Or to cut loose and have some fun. Hotels are a metaphor for life.
Q: Hotels are a popular motif in music...What are some of your favourite songs featuring a hotel? (Motels are also welcome).
Thoughts about what the hotel reference represents are welcome as well, but not obligatory.
Three of mine to kick things off:
"Desperados Under the Eaves" - Warren Zevon ..."I was sitting in the Hollywood Hawaiian Hotel; I was staring in my empty coffee cup; I was thinking that the gypsy wasn't lyin'; All the salty margaritas in Los Angeles; I'm gonna drink 'em up"...
"A Million Miles Away" - Rory Gallagher ..."The hotel bar is full of people; The piano man is really laying it down; The old bartender is as high as a steeple; So why tonight should I wear a frown?"...
"Grand Hotel" - Procol Harum
- DannyLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Never stayed in The Hotel California, but I can relate to the following tunes, which I hope bring back some memories for others, too.
Life's Been Good to Me (So Far), Joe Walsh... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXWvKDSwvls
Dixie Chicken, Little Feat... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RvR3j535qc
Raised on Robbery, Joni Mitchell... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RH7m3ssPlo
We're An American Band, Grand Funk Railroad... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc_JcGuH5Z8
...and a 'mention for Holiday Hotel, Loggins & Messina... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO5PRoWvJdYSource(s): 200 Motels, Frank Zappa, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200_Motels
- 1 month ago
Chelsea Morning - Joni Mitchell.
- FLv 71 month ago
Hotel California , one of my all time favourites.
Heartbreak hotel is the only other one that springs to mind immediately.
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- 1 month ago
Hotel California always comes to mind, of course. And Heartbreak Hotel too. Another one is "It's A Long Way to the Top If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll" by AC/DC; doesn't have the word "Hotel" in the title, but it has the lyric "Hotel, motel, make you wanna cry".
- KurtLv 51 month ago
"Old Rose Motel"- Great White
- yet-knish!Lv 71 month ago
"Holiday Inn"--Elton John
"Eye of Fatima"--Camper van Beethoven..."And this here's a government experiment and we're driving like hell, To give some cowboys some acid and to stay in motels"
- marsLv 71 month ago
Hotel Yorba- The White Stripes
- Anonymous1 month ago
a jail cell.. Is what that dirty vannila bean **** is trying to say.. And suggest...
- GodLv 71 month ago