Oct 142015

Simple one. Name an album, song title, or lyric which contains the name of a street. Doesn’t have to be an actual street but must be in the form of an actual street. So “boulevard of broken dreams is out” but Rue Morgue Avenue – from Dylan’s “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues,” performed in the video by Nina Simone just because I stumbled upon it and like it – is in.

Standard rules. One entry at a time. Decision of the judge is final.


  305 Responses to “Last Man Standing: Where the Streets Have a Name”

  1. Where you’re likely to find Bob Seger: Main Street.

  2. Which raises a question I’ll answer before it is asked. An street name can be used only once. There must be dozens of songs with Main Street in it but that’s off the table now.

  3. tonyola

    Low-hanging fruit – Beatles with “Penny Lane”

  4. Shakedown Street

  5. cherguevara

    The Cure – Fascination Street

  6. cherguevara

    The Dead gone Disco, what could be better?

  7. It’s a match made in heaven!

  8. down at the end of Lonely Street

    (I thought I posted this earlier but must have not hit “Submit”. If it shows up twice, please count it as two points.)

  9. Ludlow Street — Suzanne Vega — from the somewhat overlooked 2001 album “Songs in Red and Gray” — ruminations on the breakup of her marriage to Mitch Froom and the death of her brother.


  10. H. Munster

    This is all one entry:
    “Funky Broadway” Wilson Pickett
    “On Broadway” The Drifters
    “Boogaloo Down Broadway” The Fantastic Johnny C
    “Nights on Broadway” The Bee Gees

    I’m sure you can add some.

  11. cherguevara

    Conversation off Floral Street – The Zombies

  12. tonyola

    The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway – Genesis (both song and album)

  13. tonyola

    Eddy Grant – “Electric Avenue”

  14. BigSteve

    Van Morrison, Cypress Avenue

  15. H. Munster

    The Rolling Stones — “2120 South Michigan Avenue”

  16. May have to figure out a way for bonus points for an entry that includes an exact address with number.

  17. Utopia Parkway – Fountains of Wayne

  18. H. Munster

    Rolling Stones “Route 66”

  19. Bob Dylan – Positively 4th Street

  20. tonyola

    Billy Joel – 52nd Street (song and album)

  21. “Baker Street”—Gerry Rafferty

    “Mercy Street”—Peter Gabriel

    “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”—Bruce Springsteen…and the E Street Band

  22. Remember – only one entry per post

  23. cherguevara

    Uh… “walking down hip street,” tower of power. I’m sure they have many fans here.

  24. H. Munster

    Some British group released an album called “Abbey Road.”

  25. Does hip street intersect the boulevard of broken dreams anywhere?

  26. And this seems like a good spot to throw in Booker T. & The MGs’ McLemore Avenue.

  27. Does This Bus Stop at 82nd Street? – Bruce Springsteen

  28. H. Munster

    “Boogie Street” — Leonard Cohen

  29. Telephone Road – Steve Earle

  30. cherguevara

    Yes, at Broken Hip Circle.

  31. cherguevara

    Ryan Adams – Shakedown on 9th Street

  32. Do intersections count if they don’t have the words “street” or “ave” attached?

    If so, 53rd and 3rd.

  33. More Bruce – E Street Shuffle

  34. H. Munster, you’re one of our strongest LMS players. Remember, keep it to one entry per post, or DON’T BOGART THAT POST. Thanks!

  35. Blue Jay Way (and that’s not the only “Way” that comes to mind…)

  36. BigSteve

    Steve Earle, Copperhead Road

  37. BigSteve

    Dire Straits, Telegraph Road

  38. BigSteve

    Eminem, 8 Mile Road

  39. BigSteve

    Professor Longhair, Mardi Gras in New Orleans

    “You will see the Zulu King down on St. Claude and Dumaine.”

  40. The Move’s “Blackberry Way”

  41. BigSteve

    The Standells, Riot on Sunset Strip

  42. BigSteve

    Louis Armstrong, Basin Street Blues

  43. BigSteve

    Is there an actual Love Street, as in the Doors song?

  44. 9th And Hennepin, if intersections count.

  45. That is definitely allowable.

  46. Lonely Street made it, so why not Love Street?

  47. Positively 4th Street
    Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street?
    52nd Street
    9th & Hennepin
    10th Avenue Freeze-Out
    53rd & 3rd

    How many numbered streets can we find?

    I’ll add The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)

  48. But only Hennepin counts in this entry since 9th was already taken – Ryan Adams – Shakedown on 9th Street

  49. tonyola

    Mott the Hoople – “Angel of Eighth Avenue”

  50. Tobacco Road

  51. mockcarr

    Keyhole Street by Pete Ham on Golder’s Green

  52. The Flamin’ Groovies’ “Shakin’ Street”


  53. tonyola

    Not a chance!

    “The Battle of All Saints Road” – Big Audio Dynamite


  54. “Up to Lexington 125…” – “I’m Waiting for My Man”

  55. tonyola

    Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Destiny Street (song and album)

  56. cherguevara

    Gin Blossoms, Allison Road.


  57. Another Bruce numbered street – Incident On 57th Street

  58. cherguevara

    Thunder Road.

    Womp womp!

  59. Funky Street – Arthur Conley, I think.


  60. cherguevara

    14th Street – Rufus Wainwright.

  61. tonyola

    Sweet Thursday – “Gilbert Street”


  62. cherguevara

    Aztec Camera – Killermont Street
    (also covered by Fountains of Wayne)


  63. tonyola

    Pink Floyd – “On Noodle Street”

    Not dead yet!

  64. BigSteve

    Late Night, Maudlin Street, Morrissey

    Most Recent Man Standing!

  65. Jefferson Airplane – 2400 Fulton Street

  66. cherguevara

    Highway 61.

  67. Jubilee Street – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds


  68. cherguevara

    Vine Street – Randy Newman, as also performed by Nilsson and Van Dyke Parks.


  69. tonyola

    Procol Harum – “Lime Street Blues”


  70. The Kinks – Denmark Street

  71. cherguevara

    Donald Fagan – Green Flower Street.

  72. tonyola

    Tom Waits – “Virginia Avenue”


    Back in 1973 when Tom still had a real singing voice.

  73. cherguevara

    Kraftwerk – Autobahn!

  74. The Band – Yazoo Street Scandal

  75. ladymisskirroyale

    I love that song.

  76. ladymisskirroyale

    Green Dolphin Street – choose your preferred version

  77. H. Munster

    “Ventura Highway” — America

  78. Donovan – Sunny Goodge Street

  79. cherguevara

    Creeque Alley – Mamas and the Papas

    LMS for five minutes!

  80. “There are stars in every city
    In every house and on every street
    And if you walk down Hollywood Boulevard
    Their names are written in concrete”

    Kinks – “Celluloid Heroes”

  81. cliff sovinsanity

    I had no idea The Flamin Groovies covered that song. We are talking about the MC5 song, right?

  82. cliff sovinsanity

    10CC – The Wall Street Shuffle

  83. cherguevara

    Nick Lowe – Basing Street

  84. H. Munster

    In “Lafayette Blues” the White Stripes mention several Detroit streets including Lafayette.

  85. “Dead End Street,” The Kinks!

  86. cliff sovinsanity

    The Clash – London Burning

    “I’m up and down the Westway, in and out the lights
    What a great traffic system – it’s so bright”

  87. cherguevara

    Lindsay Buckingham – Holiday Road.

  88. ladymisskirroyale

    The Go-Betweens: “Streets of Your Town”

  89. “Yellow Brick Road,” Captain Beefheart.

  90. ladymisskirroyale

    Elton feels left out.

  91. ladymisskirroyale

    Aztec Camera – On the Avenue

  92. H. Munster

    “Pleasant Street” — Tim Buckley

  93. Per the thread title, the streets have to have a name. U2 took care of all the streets with no name!

  94. ladymisskirroyale

    While I understand that the task is a specific street, I believe that the street being referenced is a particular one, even if it’s not named. Just like the Go-Betweens song is talking about particular streets as it references a specific town (your town). Maybe I’m just pushing the envelope 🙂

  95. ladymisskirroyale

    Burt Bacharach – “Bond Street”

  96. tonyola

    Another Tom Waits song – “Kentucky Avenue”


  97. diskojoe

    I finally got back on this site & I have a song that fits this catagory to boot: “Denmark Street” by The Cleaners From Venus a/k/a Friend of the Hall Martin Newell:


  98. cherguevara

    Ron Sexsmith – Galbraith Street

    A song worth hearing – just don’t expect a party:

  99. ladymisskirroyale

    The Go-Betweens had a mid-career album, called “16 Lovers Lane”

  100. tonyola