Songs of L.A.

Let the myriad songs that mention Los Angeles be proof that this metropolis leaves an impression. Songwriters have weaved imagery of its boulevards into odes, turned a critical lens on its darker corners and crooned about moments birthed within the county's boundaries. We've mapped out a small selection of tracks that reference Los Angeles and teased out their back stories. And don't worry, there will be more. Send us your ideas to

Written and produced by Andrea Wang