No American city has been hit harder by the current economic downturn more than Detroit. But the resurgence of the American automobile industry is offering a glimpse of hope for this iconic city.
In addition to being an automobile city, Detroit is also a huge music city. From the blues, to jazz, to rock and roll, to its world famous Motown sound, the Motor City is one of the most important music cities in the world. Some of the artists who were born in, or emerged from Detroit include Aretha Franklin, Cece and BeBe Winans, Milt Jackson, Suzi Quatro, Madonna, The Four Tops, The Spinners, George Clinton, Mitch Ryder, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Jack White, MC5, Bob Seger, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock. And this is just a smattering of the talent Detroit has given us.
For this playlist I have included 26 songs that pay homage to Detroit. May she rise to her former glory as soon as possible.
What would you add to your Detroit playlist?
1. Detroit Rock City - Kiss
2. 8 Mile - Eminem
3. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
4. All Summer Long - Kid Rock
5. The Big Three Killed My Baby - The White Stripes
6. Panic In Detroit - David Bowie
7. 25th Floor - Patti Smith
8. Dog Eat Dog - Ted Nugent
9. Motor City Is Burning - Mc5
10. Detroit Made - John Hiatt
11. Detroit - Gorillaz
12. Detroit Blues - Diana Krall
13. Detroit Breakdown - J. Geils Band
14. Detroit Has a Skyline - Superchunk
15. Detroit Steam - Calexico
16. Detroit - Primal Scream
17. Detroit 442 - Blondie
18. Detroit Bound Blues - Blind Blake
19. Motor City - Neil Young
20. Detroit Swing 66 - Gomez
21. Motor City Spirit - Steve Morse
22. Detroit Special - Big Bill Broonzy
23. Born In Detroit - The Rockets
24. 40 Hour Week (For A Livin') - Alabama
25. Black Day in July - Gordon Lightfoot
26. Motor City Baby - John Denver
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