Genius of Water statue, Cincinnati

For my peeps at home and away, here’s a mix of songs that mention Cincinnati, both explicitly and by subtle or casual lyrical reference. Please note that on the Atmosphere track you’ll need to jump ahead to the 4:15 mark for the hidden track “Say Shh…”, which is totally worth the trouble. As for the misspelling in the title of Scott Walker’s song, I’m willing to give him a pass since he’s got the authenticity of having been born just up the road in Hamilton, Ohio and also he’s Scott Fucking Walker. Tracks are:

  • “Laura”, Scissor Sisters
  • “Sam’s Place”, Buck Owens
  • “All This (And More)”, Against Me!
  • “Animal Welcome”, The Happy Maladies
  • “Cincinnati Fireball”, Johnny Burnette
  • “I Can’t Get Started”, Frank Sinatra
  • “One Two Sh*t”, A Tribe Called Quest feat. Busta Rhymes
  • “Susie Cincinnati”, The Beach Boys
  • “Cincinnati”, The Distillers
  • “Bring That Beat Back”, Public Enemy
  • “I’m a Ramblin’ Man”, Waylon Jennings
  • “Say Shh…”, Atmosphere
  • “Too Dramatic”, Ra Ra Riot
  • “Cincinnati Kid”, J.J. Vianello
  • “Clap Hands”, Tom Waits
  • “Upside Down”, Tori Amos
  • “Oh, Cincinnati”, The Seedy Seeds
  • “Lights of Cincinatti” [sic], Scott Walker

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  1. There is also Animal Welcome by The Happy Maladies. Who are actually a local band and on Spotify.


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