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The Very Best Songs about Boston, Massachusetts

Discover the very best songs about Boston, Massachusetts. Whether you’re traveling there tomorrow, call Cambridge home or are simply dreaming wistfully of Boston, Mass, we have your back. From The Kingston Trio to Vampire Weekend, from Dave Loggins to the Dropkick Murphys, from James Taylor to John Cena, we’ve gathered the very best songs about Boston, Massachusetts in one place. Start with our top ten songs about Boston, and then explore by genre – including Celtic rock and rock, alternative, singer/songwriter, pop, country,  standards, jazz, holiday songs and even a Reggae tune. And of course, there’s a song about a bar where everyone knows your name. You’ll find all the best songs about Boston, Massachusetts right here.

Top 10 songs about Boston, Massachusetts

  1. More Than a Feeling – Boston (iTunes | Amazon) Writer and Boston frontman Tom Scholz said that their debut single is about “The thrill one gets while driving fast cars”
  2. Shipping Up to Boston – Dropkick Murphys (iTunes | Amazon) Celtic punk rock band – and Boston music mainstay – Dropkick Murphys wrote the music to this 2005 song around lyrics penned by folk legend Woody Guthrie
  3. Where Everybody Knows Your Name – Gary Portnoy (iTunes | Amazon) Cheers! No introduction is really needed for the song that invited a nation into a fictionalized Boston bar every week
  4. Boston – The Byrds (iTunes | Amazon) “In Boston Massachusetts where she lives, Got to get there for the love she gives”
  5. Dirty Water – The Standells (iTunes | Amazon) 1966 pop rock ode to Boston laments some of the city’s downfalls but resigns itself with “but I love that dirty water”
  6. Sweet Baby James – James Taylor (iTunes | Amazon) The Turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston was covered with snow on James’ journey to see his new nephew
  7. Boston – Kenny Chesney (iTunes | Amazon) A Boston girl with all the trappings has found her way to island life, but she’s from Boston
  8. Ladies of Cambridge – Vampire Weekend (iTunes | Amazon) Affectionate and catchy love note to a particular Boston beauty from this band with the Ivy League finish
  9. M.T.A. – The Kingston Trio (iTunes | Amazon) Originally written in 1949 for a mayoral political campaign for progressive Walter A. O’Brien, the Kingston Trio changed his name to “Charlie” when they recorded the track 10 years later
  10. Boston – Paradise Regained (iTunes) Peppy 2007 song takes in and celebrates Boston’s skyline, sports, and streets

Want more of the best songs about Boston, Massachusetts? Check our list below for more favorites, standbys, classics, and a few oddball selections. No matter your musical taste, you can find a sound you like among the best songs about Boston, Mass. Like us on Facebook or check out more top 10 songs for other great cities and destinations.

MORE SONGS ABOUT BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

ROCK SONGS ABOUT BOSTON

ALTERNATIVE SONGS ABOUT BOSTON

SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS ABOUT BOSTON

POP SONGS ABOUT BOSTON

COUNTRY SONGS ABOUT BOSTON

STANDARD SONGS ABOUT BOSTON

HIP HOP SONGS ABOUT BOSTON

REGGAE SONGS ABOUT BOSTON

JAZZ SONGS ABOUT BOSTON

CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY SONGS ABOUT BOSTON

SUGGEST SONGS ABOUT BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Is there a great, good, or not half-bad song about Boston, Mass or that takes place in Boston that we missed? Drop us a line or like us on Facebook and let us know your favorite songs about Boston, Massachusetts.

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