5 Songs that Pay Tribute to the City of Boston

In the wake of yesterday's tragic events in Boston, we wanted to pay tribute to the great American city by highlighting some of the best songs about Beantown.

5. The Byrds - Boston

"In Boston Massachusetts she'll be there / And we'll be together everywhere"

This love song tells the story of a man dreaming of going to Boston to see the girl he loves who lives there.

4. Augustana - Boston

"She said I think I'll go to Boston / I think I'll start a new life / I think I'll start it over"

This song, which was Augustana's first pop hit, Boston symbolizes freedom and positive change for somebody who wants to begin a new life in the city.

3. Vampire Weekend - Boston (Ladies Of Cambridge)

"I've had dreams of Boston all of my life / Chinatown between the sound of the night"

This feel-good tune by Vampire Weekend name-drops main landmarks and places in the great city of Boston. 

2. The Standells - Dirty Water

"Well I love that dirty water / Oh, Boston, you're my home (oh, you're the Number One place)"

Many Bostonians say that this classic 1966 song has become the unofficial rock anthem for the city of Boston.

1. Dropkick Murphys - For Boston

"For Boston, for Boston / Thy glory is our own / For Boston, for Boston / 'Tis here that truth is known"

This is a triumphant cover of Boston College's traditional fight song. This Dropkick Murphys version can often be heard at Boston College football games.

What other songs would you include on this list? Tell us your picks in the comments below.