Some of the world’s greatest songwriters have been inspired on their travels. It comes as no surprise that there are a ton of songs dedicated to great cities around the world. From the hustle and bustle of Mumbai and New York and to the romantic outlines of Paris and San Francisco, there’s a beautiful song for every city. These songs can elicit a myriad of emotions from the sense of belonging when singing about your home town to a feeling of adventure from songs about cities you yearn to visit. Obviously, these are perfect choices for karaoke songs, and on these lines we have curated a small list of songs based on famous cities from artists who best captured the feeling of visiting and living in those great metropolises.
“New York New York” by Frank Sinatra
The famous theme song from the movie of the same name, “New York New York” is one of Frank Sinatra’s most popular singles and has been covered by over a dozen artists throughout the years. The song is considered a celebration of the cosmopolitan and welcoming nature of New York City and is often played at big events held in celebration of the city’s culture.
“Yeh Hai Bombay Meri Jaan” from the 1956 movie C.I.D.
One of the few songs that encompass the hustle and bustle of living in India’s largest metropolis, this popular song sung by the iconic Mohammed Rafi is always on the lips of any Mumbaikar. It goes without saying that this song is extremely popular during Bollywood karaoke nights and requesting it is a sure-fire way to get a subdued crowd involved in the singing.
“Viva Las Vegas” by Elvis Presley
This iconic Elvis Presley hit from the movie of the same name is almost as famous as the city of Las Vegas itself. The film was widely regarded as one of Presley’s best movies, following which the number soon became a world-wide hit and was covered by a multitude of famous artists.
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