San Francisco Songs

By | Jun 18, 2010

Golden Gate
Written by Al Jolson, Dave Dreyer, Joseph Meyer & Billy Rose and recorded 1928 Rose and Dreyer.

San Francisco
This song was introduced in the 1936 movie San Francisco. The motion picture’s title song was written by Bronislaw Kaper and Walter Jurman, with lyrics by Gus Kahn.

I Left My Heart in San Francisco
This song became Tony Bennett’s signature song, when he released it in 1962.  It was written in 1954 by Douglass Cross and George Cory for Claramae Turner who performed it as an encore, but never recorded it.

San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)
This song became the anthem of the Summer of Love in 1967.  It was written by John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas and recorded by Scott McKenzie to promote the Monterey Pop Festival.

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding sings of sitting on the dock watching the tide roll away after leaving Georgia for the ‘Frisco Bay.

Hello San Francisco
Blues artist Buddy Guy recorded this Robert Geddes penned song. The song is about going to San Francisco following his love.


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