Houston – The Action Town

With a musical history that includes Ray Charles, Jr., ZZ Top and Beyoncé, not to mention its massive hip hop scene, Houston is a musical force to be reckoned with. We combed through all the great blues, R&B, Hip hop, country and other songs about city to find the top tunes in the town. So we present the top 10 song about Houston, Texas. You can also take a listen to some of the other 65+ contenders and see if you agree.

Top 10 Songs for your Houston, Texas Soundtrack

  1. Houston, The Action Town – Weldon “Juke Boy” Jonner  (iTunes | Amazon) Ol’ Juke Boy’s classic blues hit still rings true for many a Houston man and woman out on the town today
  2. Run The World (Girls) – Beyoncé (iTunes | Amazon) Houston’s chart-topping musical daughter credits the city for making her who she is in 2011’s pop and dance anthem
  3. Telephone Road – Steve Earle (iTunes Amazon) Earle captures the potential along ten-mile sprawl of this Southeast Houston thoroughfare. “Everybody’s rocking on Telephone Road”
  4. Houston, TX – Deer Tick (iTunes | Amazon) It’s in the title, if not the song. Sparked reviews such as “Houston, TX is the best song I’ve heard in a good long while”
  5. La Grange – ZZ Top (iTunes | Amazon) The Chicken Ranch was 90 minutes from Houston, but ZZ Top is homegrown. So were the Ranch’s clients… a haw haw haw haw
  6. Houston – Dean Martin (iTunes | Amazon) Dino’s ’65 lament may ring a familiar note to many of today’s biz travelers
  7. Texas Boyz (Screwed) – Lil Flip feat. Lil Red (iTunes | Amazon) Houston’s hip hop underground was partially exposed with this profanity-laden 2002 track
  8. Houston is Hot Tonight – Iggy Pop (iTunes | Amazon) Early 80s stream-of-(Houston)-consciousness rock with solid horn backup
  9. Tighten Up – Archie Bell and the Drells (iTunes | Amazon) This Houston group hit No. 1 on both the R&B and Pop charts in ’68. Cover below
  10. Bloody Mary Morning – Willie Nelson (iTunes | Amazon) Country legend hightails it to H-Town after his girl leaves in the night

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Want even more songs about Houston, Texas? Check the out our full Songs about Houston page for more rock, alternative, country hip hop, singer/songwriter and other musical selections about the home of the Houston Texans as well as Galveston and the  Galveston Bay area.


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