Track List: Geography Edition

A few months ago, I asked you to put my party playlists in chronological order. Now I'm putting a geographical spin on things. I'll give you a snippet of a few songs -- it's up to you to put them in order by their content. You'll need a world map and a boombox.

And remember, I'm putting them in order by the lyric, not the song title. So if a hypothetical snippet refers to France but comes from a song called something else, I'm asking about France.

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Put these songs about U.S. states in order from West to East

1 – It’s where Frank Zappa is going to raise a crop of dental floss

2 – It’s where the Lord guided Arrested Development

3 – It’s where all the lights went out when the Bee Gees left her

1, 2, 3
1, 3, 2
2, 3, 1
3, 1, 2
2 of 10

Put these songs about European cities in order from West to East

1 – Dean Martin and others are saying arrivederci, goodbye, goodbye to this place

2 – It’s where Joni Mitchell was a free man and felt unfettered and alive

3 – It was Constantinople, according to the Four Lads (and They Might Be Giants)

1, 3, 2
2, 1, 3
3, 1, 2
3, 2, 1
3 of 10

Put these songs about U.S. cities in order from North to South

1 – It’s where A Tribe Called Quest left its wallet

2 – It’s where Tony Bennett left his heart

3 – It’s where the skies are bluest and the hills are greenest, according to Perry Como

1, 2, 3
2, 1, 3
3, 1, 2
3, 2, 1
4 of 10

Put these lyrics about these countries and cities in Africa and the Middle East in order from West to East

1 – It’s under bombs, according to Outkast

2 – Just gone noon, half past the monsoon, Madness is taking a boat here

3 – Crosby, Stills and Nash are on a train under the clear skies here

1, 2, 3
1, 3, 2
2, 1, 3
3, 2, 1
5 of 10

Put these lyrics about U.S. cities in order from West to East

1 – Sheryl Crow is leaving here for good, despite the bright lights and palm sweat

2 – Won’t you take Creedence Clearwater Revival there on a midnight ride?

3 – Boyz II Men are cooling on South street in this slammin’ city

1, 2, 3
2, 1, 3
2, 3, 1
3, 2, 1
6 of 10

Put these songs about Asian countries in order from North to South

1 – When the sun sinks in the West, a million people die here, according to Joan Baez

2 – Matt Monro flies from here with love to you

3 – If only you had a little more faith in Billy Joel, you could have gone all the way to here

1, 2, 3
2, 1, 3
2, 3, 1
3, 2, 1
7 of 10

Put these songs about U.S. states in order from West to East

1 – It’s where Bruce Springsteen came from with a sawed-off .410 on his lap

2 – It’s where all of Elvis Presley’s dreams could come true tonight

3 – According to the Everly Brothers, a man from there sure is lucky

1, 2, 3
2, 1, 3
3, 1, 2
3, 2, 1
8 of 10

Put these songs about countries in order from North to South

1 – It’s where Kenny Chesney is having another beer, doing his best to waste another day

2 – It’s where hearts were entertaining June, according to Frank Sinatra and others

3 – It’s where they’re coming on the boats and planes, according to Neil Diamond

1, 2, 3
1, 3, 2
2, 1, 3
3, 1, 2
9 of 10

Put these songs about U.S. cities in order from North to South

1 – According to Will Smith, it’s the city that keeps the roof blazing

2 – Billy Joel is living there and they’re closing all the factories down

3 – According to Randy Newman, it’s a place where it’s hard just to live

1, 3, 2
2, 1, 3
2, 3, 1
3, 1, 2
10 of 10

Arrange these songs about U.S. cities from West to East

1 – It’s the home that JoJo left, according to The Beatles

2 – It’s where Bob Dylan is stuck with the Memphis blues

3 – According to Merle Haggard, they don’t smoke marijuana or take trips on LSD there

1, 2, 3
1, 3, 2
2, 3, 1
3, 1, 2