Artist: Gary "U.S." Bonds
City: New Orleans
Year: 1960
Best Line: "You know that every Southern Belle / Is a Mississippi Queen / Down the Mississippi / Down in New Orleans."

Sung by non-native Makes Us Want to Visit Artist Doesn't Live There Any More

Puttering sax and handclaps, "New Orleans" demands that you sing and dance along to Bonds' "hey-hey-hey-hey" chrous. He gives the Big Easy one of the nicest compliments you could bestow on a place, singing "if you ain't been to heaven, then you ain't been there." If Katrina couldn't stop N.O., nothing can. And thank heaven for that.