As our plane got closer and closer to Philly, I started thinking about how much I love the city.
It doesn’t have the 24/7 buzz of New York City or the bright lights of Los Angeles, but it’s a gritty town with more history than any other U.S. city. I also can’t imagine I’ll ever stop rooting for the Phillies, the Eagles, the 76ers, or the Flyers, no matter how much they struggle, or where I might retire.
It’s got the best location in the country, smack in the middle of New York and Washington, D.C. It’s got soft pretzels, Boathouse Row, cheesesteaks, and the Rocky statue; the Jersey shore and Pocono Mountains are less than two hours away.
It’s also well-known for its contributions to the world of music, including The Roots, Patti LaBelle, Hall and Oates, Chubby Checkers, Jim Croce, Teddy Pendergrass, and Boyz II Men, to name a few.
I then started thinking of all the great songs that mention Philly, so I thought I would share those songs here.
and one I don’t think I’ve ever heard, by Neil Young:
Philly, the City of Brotherly Love!