Top 10: Songs about the Hometown

I keep returning to the title-track of Ringo Starr's new album Liverpool 8. It's a gloriously sentimental account of Richard Starkey's rise to stardom that spotlights his hometown ("Liverpool 8" is the name of the neighborhood where he was raised). Over big guitars and bombastic strings, Starr maximizes his limited vocal ability, sounding genuinely moved as he delivers lines like: "Liverpool I left you, said goodbye to Madryn Street / I always followed my heart, and I never missed a beat."

Top 10: Songs about the Hometown

10. "Liverpool 8," Ringo Starr

9. "My Block," 2Pac

8. "8 Mile," Eminem

7. "Lake Charles," Lucinda Williams

6. "New Orleans Wins the War," Randy Newman

5. "Paradise," John Prine

4. "Straight Outta Compton," N.W.A.

3. "Coal Miner's Daughter," Loretta Lynn

2. "Okie from Muskogee," Merle Haggard

1. "My Hometown," Bruce Springsteen


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