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The Very Best Songs about Cleveland, Ohio

Discover the very best songs about Cleveland, Ohio. Whether you’re traveling there tomorrow or simply dreaming wistfully of Roma, we have your back. From Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to The Black Keys, from Gordon Lightfoot to Randy Newman, from The Pretenders to Kenny Chesney, we’ve gathered the very best songs about Cleveland, Ohio in one place. Start with our top ten songs about Cleveland, and then explore by genre – including rock, alternative, hip hop, singer/songwriter, pop, blues, country, and even some holiday songs. There are even a few songs about the burning Cuyahoga River. You’ll find all the best songs about Cleveland, Ohio right here.

Top 10 songs about Cleveland, Ohio

  1. Cleveland Rocks – Ian Hunter (iTunes | Amazon) The city’s de facto anthem first appeared on Hunter’s 1979 anthem and was meant as an affectionate counter so the city’s common reputation
  2. Look Out Cleveland – The Band (iTunes | AmazonRockin’ 1970 track gives Cleveland a heads up – with a shout out to Houston
  3. Cuyahoga – R.E.M.  (iTunes | Amazon) Alternative ditty about the polluted Cuyahoga River, which caught fire several times – most famously in 1969
  4. My Town – Michael Stanley Band (iTunes | Amazon) Michael Stanley’s 1983 heartland rock track reminesces about his hometome of Clevelend
  5. Ohio – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (iTunes | Amazon) Neil Young wrote this single in protest after seeing photos of 1970’s Kent State shootings in LIFE magazine
  6. Burn On – Randy Newman (iTunes | Amazon) Another ode to the fire-catching Cuyahoga River – fire free since 1969
  7. The Heart of Rock and Roll – Huey Lewis & the News (iTunes | Amazon) Legend says that Lewis’ original lyrics were “The heart of rock of roll is in Cleveland” instead of “still beating” in memory of a great concert there. Regional variations still include the city’s name
  8. Cleveland Rocks – Presidents of the United States of America (iTunes | Amazon) The POTUS(OA) covered Ian Hunter’s classic in 1997 for the opening song of the Drew Carey Show
  9. Youngstown – Bruce Springsteen (iTunes | Amazon) Springsteen spins a tale of iron discovery, industrialization and collapse in nearby Youngstown, Ohio
  10. Ohio – The Black Keys (iTunes | Amazon) Prodigal sons – and sometimes accused sell-outs – The Black Keys yearn for their home state in this rocking modern track

Want more of the best songs about Cleveland, Ohio? 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 Cleveland. Like us on Facebook or check out more top 10 songs for other great cities and destinations.

MORE SONGS ABOUT CLEVELAND, OHIO

ROCK SONGS ABOUT CLEVELAND

ALTERNATIVE SONGS ABOUT CLEVELAND

HIP HOP SONGS ABOUT CLEVELAND

SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS ABOUT CLEVELAND

POP SONGS ABOUT CLEVELAND

STANDARD SONGS ABOUT CLEVELAND

BLUES SONGS ABOUT CLEVELAND

COUNTRY SONGS ABOUT CLEVELAND

CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY SONGS ABOUT CLEVELAND

SUGGEST SONGS ABOUT CLEVELAND, OHIO

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

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