I was talking with Larry Mizell about how much we love songs about Seattle—a few popped into our heads right away: "My Posse's On Broadway" —Sir Mix-A-Lot "Our Town" —Macklemore "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle" —Nirvana "Emerald City" —U.S.E.* Later on, I thought of a few more: "Seattle" —The Hot Toddies "Aurora Bridge" —Fresh Young Fellows "Viaduct" —Posse "Seattle" —Jeffrey Lewis
But it turns out that maybe their aren't as many Seattle songs as I thought their would be. Maybe I am missing a lot of grunge stuff? Or local bands I haven't heard? Or maybe more bands need to write more Seattle theme songs.
*I first heard the U.S.E. song at a show they opened Sir Mix-A-Lot at the Showbox when I first moved to Seattle, and the shout-outs to every neighborhood totally killed me.