Artist: Bruce Springsteen
City: Asbury Park
Year: 1973
Best Line: "The pier lights our carnival life forever."

Makes Us Want to Visit Artist Doesn't Live There Any More

While putting this list together, we debated what makes an anthem. If it's just detail, a song's ability to truly evoke a place in the listener's mind, then this early Boss cut might take top billing. You can smell the shitty fried food and sweat, the grease on the pinball machine's worn buttons, with each line of Springsteen's awkwardly-titled valentine to the Jersey shore and Asbury Park. He describes a blissful time before hair gel and fake tans. If only we could go back...