Songs About San Francisco Part 2: The Neighborhood-Specific

In Part 2 of this series, we’re going to revisit songs about the city that are somewhat inspired by  by a very specific location. Click on the song title for direct Youtube video link.

Grace Cathedral Hill- The Decemberists

We were both a little hungry, so we went to get a hotdog, down the Hyde St. Pier. / The light was slight and disapeared. The air, it stunk of fish and beer.

San Francisco- Gregory Alan Isakov

“A lovely ballad that feels like the fog rolling in: “Lay down in your new town / Walk the ground / How you made me weep on Sansome Street / And how you made the weather come.”

Got the Gate on the Golden Gate- Mel Tormé

Ben’s My Friend- Sun Kil Moon

Met my girl and we walked down Union Street
I was scared and my head was in a bunch of places
Bought a $350 pair of lampshades
And we ate at Perry’s and I ordered crab cakes

This Tenderloin summer
This Tenderloin summer
This Tenderloin summer

Did we miss some? Share SF songs you know about!

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