Top 10 Rock and Metal Songs that Mention Geographical Places in the Title

Geographical places - countries, cities, continents, streets, towns, mountains, rivers, lakes, oceans, geographical regions, and so on.

The Top Ten

1 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
2 Hotel California - Eagles
3 Gates of Babylon - Rainbow
4 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
5 Nutbush City Limits - Ike & Tina Turner
6 22 Acacia Avenue - Iron Maiden
7 New York State of Mind - Billy Joel
8 London Calling - The Clash
9 Anarchy In the U.K. - Sex Pistols
10 Donaukinder - Rammstein

This song is only available on the deluxe edition of the album "Liebe ist für alle the", but is the best song of the release.

There are three common interpretations of the lyrics:

Firstly it could be about a flood when a dam in the danube broke, flooding villages and killing people (children) and animal.

Secondly it could be about how venomous the water already is from sewage and chemicals and how the high amount of toxic substances killed animals and children playing in the water.

Thirdly, it could be a murderer of children. The animals could stand symbolic for innocence (they mention a swan for example) which is killed.

To me, it is the second interpretation.

The lines translating to "nobody has seen anything" imply that people looked away when a crime occured, and this phrase is usually associated with when a crime occured and nobody wants to have anything to do with it. In German speaking countries it is especially ...more - Martin_Canine

"Danube Children" - Martin_Canine

The Contenders

11 Scarborough Fair - Simon & Garfunkel
12 Englishman In New York - Sting
13 Back in the U.S.A. - Chuck Berry
14 Amerika - Rammstein
15 Creek Mary's Blood - Nightwish
16 Auf'm Bahnhof Zoo - Nina Hagen Band

"On the Zoo train station"
Refers to the railway station Zoologischer Garten, an actual train station in Berlin that is famous for a meeting point of runaway teens, drug addicts, prostitution or, as in this case, teenagers looking for something to have sex with. - Martin_Canine

17 Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) - Savatage

Currently one of the most popular X-mas songs covered by TSO. - Metal_Treasure

18 Song for America - Kansas

This is 2 in 1: song title and band name. - Metal_Treasure

19 Mother Russia - Iron Maiden
20 The Underground in America - Pantera
21 Clouds Over California - DevilDriver
22 Bedlam in Belgium - AC/DC
23 L.A. Woman - The Doors
24 Alabama Song - The Doors
25 Streets of Philadelphia - Bruce Springsteen
26 The Guns of Brixton - The Clash

Written and sung by bassist Paul Simonon. - Lotuscandy

27 Last Train to London - Electric Light Orchestra
28 Salem, Ark. - Byzantine
29 Back in the U.S.S.R. - The Beatles
30 Australia - Manic Street Preachers
31 America, F*** Yeah - Trey Parker
32 Surf Wax America - Weezer
33 Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
34 Surfin' U.S.A. - The Beach Boys
35 Stalingrad - Accept
36 Ethiopia - Red Hot Chili Peppers
37 L'america - The Doors
38 I'm So Bored with the U.S.A. - The Clash
39 Yameeka - Trollfest

Yameeka = Jamaica - Metal_Treasure

40 Rome is Falling - Civil War
41 Gettysburg - Civil War
42 YYZ - Rush

YYZ refers to Toronto Airport - YYZ is it's identification code. - Metal_Treasure

43 Gettysburg - Iced Earth
44 Lake Bodom - Children of Bodom
45 Storm The Gates Of Alesia - Ex Deo
46 The Final War (Battle of Actium) - Ex Deo
47 Along the Appian Way - Ex Deo
48 Babylon - Blue Cheer
49 Babylon - Edguy
50 Berlin - Bushido

"Berlin", much like the rest of the album "Vom Bordstein bis zur Skyline" is a German modern day classic of the early 21st century and rightfully so... but unfortunately in the hip hop genre. And not even rock rap.

I know it's a bit irritating that the sample here is from a live album called "Heavy Metal Payback Live" and that Bushido is backed by a live band, but the studio version only consists of an 808 drum machine, scrstching and a sinister violin sample.
So yeah, awesome song, but wrong genre. - Martin_Canine

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