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

Credits: Written and produced by Andrea Wang.