Artist: Fats Domino
City: New Orleans
Year: 1960
Best Line: "Yes, I'm goin' back home to stay / Yes, I'm walking to New Orleans."

Makes Us Want to Visit

In 2005, Fats Domino did not leave New Orleans by choice. Though Katrina approached, Domino did not want to leave his sick wife's side, and on September 1, with rumors circling that he was dead, a Coast Guard helicopter rescued him and his wife. Think on this next time you listen to "Walking to New Orleans," a deliberate but unassuming anthem. There's an ease to the way he sings, but know that everything he says he means. He said he was going home to stay...