In 2008, to squelch a few rumors, The Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum released a list of recordings which include "Memphis" in their lyrics. It had been long rumored, ever since Muddy Waters was "Going Back to Memphis" and long before Marc Cohn was "Walking in Memphis," that the birth of rock & roll and soul music had the distinction of being included in the lyrics of more recorded songs than any other city on the planet (think not? prove it!). Since then, the list has amplified to over 1,000 commerically recorded songs and over 800 distinct titles. So to any up and coming bands, get back in the recording studio, and get on our list! Know of another song that mentions "Memphis" that should be added, click here and let us know!
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