April 29, 2022

30 Songs that Mention Cincinnati

Over the years, many artists have been inspired by the Queen City. From Carrie Underwood to Tom Waits, popular musical acts across multiple genres have mentioned Cincinnati in their song lyrics. For those with an endless amount of Cincinnati pride (we are including ourselves on this list), we've compiled a list of famous and semi-famous 30 songs with lyrics that mention Cincinnati.

We were inspired to make this list after seeing a recent thread on the Cincinnati subreddit
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"Jesus Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood
She was driving last Friday on her way to Cincinnati on a snow white Christmas Eve
Going home to see her mama and her daddy with the baby in the backseat
Photo via Arista Nashville
"Jesus Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood
She was driving last Friday on her way to Cincinnati on a snow white Christmas Eve
Going home to see her mama and her daddy with the baby in the backseat
"Ghost of Cincinnati" by Big Red Machine feat. Taylor Swift
There the bell tolls noon on 12th and Vine
And I still need this overtime
'Cause I'm over myself
I'm over the hill
I'm Over-the-Rhine
For the millionth time
Photo via 37D03D Jagjaguwar
"Ghost of Cincinnati" by Big Red Machine feat. Taylor Swift
There the bell tolls noon on 12th and Vine
And I still need this overtime
'Cause I'm over myself
I'm over the hill
I'm Over-the-Rhine
For the millionth time
"Out of Your Mind" by Kanye West feat. John Legend 
A-R-G-U-I-N-G and please
I'm not actin' like this 'cause I'm getting spins on
W-K-R-P in Cincinnati
You think I'd get my voice so deep like
W-K-R-P in Cincinnati
Photo via Chi Town Gettin' Down
"Out of Your Mind" by Kanye West feat. John Legend
A-R-G-U-I-N-G and please
I'm not actin' like this 'cause I'm getting spins on
W-K-R-P in Cincinnati
You think I'd get my voice so deep like
W-K-R-P in Cincinnati
"I’m a Ramblin’ Man" by Waylon Jennings
Got a girl in Cincinnati
Waitin' where the Ohio River flows
Photo via RCA Victor
"I’m a Ramblin’ Man" by Waylon Jennings
Got a girl in Cincinnati
Waitin' where the Ohio River flows
"Fins" by Jimmy Buffett
She came down from Cincinnati
It took her three days on a train
Photo via MCA Records
"Fins" by Jimmy Buffett
She came down from Cincinnati
It took her three days on a train
"The Cincinnati Kid" by Ray Charles
He came with the name Cincinnati
A kid with no ace in the hole
Photo via Tangerine Records
"The Cincinnati Kid" by Ray Charles
He came with the name Cincinnati
A kid with no ace in the hole
"Susie Cincinnati" by The Beach Boys
But Susie Cincinnati, city's number one sinner
Susie Cincinnati, we thought you were a winner
Photo via Brother/Reprise
"Susie Cincinnati" by The Beach Boys
But Susie Cincinnati, city's number one sinner
Susie Cincinnati, we thought you were a winner
"Sugar Daddy" by The Jackson 5
Well, L.A to Cincinnati
That's how far I'd crawl for you
Photo via Motown Records
"Sugar Daddy" by The Jackson 5
Well, L.A to Cincinnati
That's how far I'd crawl for you
"Elevate" by Drake
Couldn't picture wifin' Braden when I was pumpin' gas on road trips to go from Cincinnati on to Dayton
Photo via Young Money Entertainment
"Elevate" by Drake
Couldn't picture wifin' Braden when I was pumpin' gas on road trips to go from Cincinnati on to Dayton
"Faded" by Tyga
Young savvy, bang her like Cincinnati
Above average, f-fly like I’m Aladdin
Photo via Cash Money Records and Universal Republic Records
"Faded" by Tyga
Young savvy, bang her like Cincinnati
Above average, f-fly like I’m Aladdin