Ten Great Songs About San Francisco

Elizabeth Everett, Author

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Inspiration is as thick as the July fog in the city by the bay.  Whether it's the fabulous art of John Kraft, or the timeless work of Armistead Maupin, San Franciscan's are always inspired to share the pride. 

When I naively wrote my first version of Death on Alder, I included lyrics from each of these songs in the book. I found out about the red tape associated with getting permission and painfully cut them as my editor suggested. There are dozens of songs, but these deserve some attention. 

1. Zion I

The Bay

2. Camera Obscura

San Francisco Song

3. The Lucksmiths

The Chapter in Your Life Entitled San Francisco

4. Nancy Wilson

I'm Always Drunk in San Francisco

5. Lyrics Born

The Bay

6. The Animals

San Francisco Nights

7. John Lee Hooker


8. Bad Astronaut

San Francisco Serenade

9. Vanessa Carlton

San Francisco

10. Richie Cunnings

The City