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Memphis song title page

Memphis was a popular city for song titles.
One song, Memphis, Tennessee, later shortened to just the city name, was a popular song for many artists, written by Chuck Berry, who performed the song in the 1959 movie Go, Johnny, Go! Hit versions followed by Lonnie Mack then Johnny Rivers Others had popular versions too as shown here.
Songs with other titles and the 2013 Justin Bieber title were different songs about the city.


Memphis popular Tune Timeline


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  1 Memphis, Tennessee   Aug 1959  
  Chuck Berry  
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  2 Memphis   Apr 1961  
  Donnie Brooks  
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  3 Memphis 5   Jul 1963  
  Lonnie Mack  
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  4 Memphis 3   Jul 1964  
  Johnny Rivers  
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  5 Back To Memphis   Jun 1967  
  Chuck Berry  
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  6 Memphis Soul Stew   Oct 1967  
  King Curtis  
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  7 Memphis Underground   Jul 1969  
  Herbie Mann  
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  8 Memphis Train   Aug 1969  
  Buddy Miles Express  
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  9 Memphis, Tennessee   Oct 1972  
  Roy Orbison  
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  10 Memphis At Sunrise   Nov 1972  
  The Bar-Kays  
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  11 All The Way From Memphis   Jan 1974  
  Mott The Hoople  
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  12 Memphis   Oct 1981  
  Fred Knoblock  
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  13 Memphis   Dec 1983  
  Joe Jackson  
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  14 All The Way From Memphis 10     Jun 1991  
  Contraband  
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  15 Walking In Memphis 11 7   Jul 1991  
  Marc Cohn  
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  16 Letter To Memphis 15     Oct 1991  
  Pixies  
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  17 Move To Memphis   Oct 1991  
  A-ha  
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  18 Maybe It Was Memphis   Feb 1992  
  Pam Tillis  
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  19 Wrong Side Of Memphis   Oct 1992  
  Trisha Yearwood  
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  20 Queen Of Memphis   Feb 1993  
  Confederate Railroad  
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  21 Walking In Memphis   Oct 1995  
  Cher  
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  22 Memphis Soul Song   Sep 2003  
  Uncle Kracker  
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  23 Walking In Memphis   Dec 2003  
  Lonestar  
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  24 Back To Memphis   2003  
  Billy Ray Cyrus  
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  25 Sequestered In Memphis   Aug 2008  
  The Hold Steady  
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  26 Maybe It Was Memphis   May 2013  
  Danielle Bradbery  
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  27 Memphis   Dec 2013  
  Justin Bieber Featuring Big Sean & Diplo  
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