Artist: Wilbert Harrison
City: Kansas City
Year: 1959
Best Line: "I'm gonna be standing on the corner / On the corner of Twelfth Street and Vine / With my Kansas City baby / And a bottle of Kansas City wine."

Covered by the Beatles Sung by Non-native Makes Us Want to Visit

Is hip-hop songwriting really that far removed from traditional rhythm and blues? In this 1964 cut, Harrison sings about boozing, standing on a corner, and hollering at women. "Kansas City" sounds like one helluva place. Crazy women and wine—sign us up.