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The Very Best Songs About Detroit, Michigan

Discover the very best songs about Detroit, Michigan. Whether it’s home, you’re traveling there tomorrow, or are fascinated by its economic and cultural change, we have your back. From Fats Domino to Eminem, from Bobby Bare to Obie Trice, from KISS to Kid Rock, from Marvin Gaye to Smokey Robinson, we’ve gathered the very best songs about Detroit, Michigan in one place. Start with our top ten songs about Detroit, and then explore by genre – including rock, hip hop, alternative, electronic and dance, R&B, blues, country, singer/songwriter, standards and soundtracks, jazz, and even holiday tunes. You’ll find all the best songs about Detroit, Michigan right here.

Top 10 Songs About Detroit, Michigan

  1. 8 Mile – Eminem (iTunes | Amazon) Eminem rapped about Detroit’s northern boundary, 8 Mile Road, in this title track from the 2002 hip hop film that starred him as Rabbit
  2. Motor City – Neil Young & Crazy Horse (iTunes | Amazon) Young’s 1981 track laments the appearance of Japanese cars on American roads and questions what’s happening in Detroit
  3. Detroit Rock City – KISS (iTunes | Amazon) This 1976 track tells the true story of a Kiss fan who was killed in a car accident on his way to a Kiss concert
  4. Cadillac Assembly Line – Albert King (iTunes | Amazon) King sings this blues tale about leaving his girl to take a job on the building Cadillacs
  5. Detroit, Michigan – The Fabulous Peps (iTunes | Amazon) A local favorite in 1960s Motown, the Peps’ fiery live performances and dance moves earned them a following at Detroit’s famous 20 Grand
  6. Lose Yourself – Larry Callahan and Selected of God (iTunes | Amazon) This haunting and inspiring cover of Eminem’s classic track from the film 8 Mile was featured in the infamous 2011 Superbowl commercial rallying Detroit’s strengths
  7. Detroit City – Alice Cooper (iTunes | Amazon) Beloved rock musician name checks multiple Detroit rockers in this song about living large in the volatile Motor City
  8. Detroit Swing 66 – Gomez (iTunes | Amazon) Alternative 2002 track was originally released in Australia before it found its way to American shores
  9. I Care About Detroit – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (iTunes | Amazon) When Smokey sings this track, he shares why he loves Motown
  10. We Almost Lost Detroit – Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. (iTunes | Amazon) Detroit’s American indie-pop band covers spoken word and rap pioneer Gil Scott-Heron’s original piece.

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

MORE OF THE BEST SONGS ABOUT DETROIT

ROCK SONGS ABOUT DETROIT

HIP HOP SONGS ABOUT DETROIT

ALTERNATIVE SONGS ABOUT DETROIT

ELECTRONIC & DANCE SONGS ABOUT DETROIT

R&B SONGS ABOUT DETROIT

BLUES SONGS ABOUT DETROIT

COUNTRY SONGS ABOUT DETROIT

SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS ABOUT DETROIT

POP SONGS ABOUT DETROIT

STANDARDS & SOUNDTRACK SONGS ABOUT DETROIT

JAZZ SONGS ABOUT DETROIT

CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY SONGS ABOUT DETROIT

SUGGEST SONGS ABOUT DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Is there a great, good, or not half-bad song about Detroit or that takes place in Detroit that we missed? Drop us a line or contact us on Facebook and let us know. If it’s a fit, we’ll be sure to add it to our list of the best songs about Detroit, Michigan.

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