Space City Songs That Celebrate Houston

Houston is a large, diverse, and ever-growing metropolis with a storied history. It’s the kind of place you write songs about. And so many others have.

We compile some of the greatest songs written about Houston or by Houstonians. The music featured on this playlist spans decades and genres. On the list are “Houston Waltz” by Floyd Tillman, “Telephone Road” by Rodney Crowell, “Welcome 2 Houston” by Slim Thug and “713” by The Carters.

As with any playlist, this is a work in progress that we will continue to edit and build. You can submit your song recommendations to us in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Note that some of the songs contain explicit language.

  • “The Midnight Special” by Lead Belly

  • “When Death Comes Crawling Through Your Room (Run, Sinner, Run)” by Mance Lipscomb

  • “Houston Waltz” by Floyd Tillman

  • “Houston Bound” by Lightnin’ Hopkins

  • Houston by Dean Martin

  • “Houston Texas” by Archie Bell and the Drells

  • “Bloody Mary Morning” by Willie Nelson

  • “I Can Almost See Houston From Here” by Bobby Bare

  • “Houston’s Hot Tonight” door Iggy Pop

  • “Heaven, Hell or Houston” door ZZ Top

  • “Imagine Houston” by Joe Ely

  • “Houston (means I’m one day closer to you)” by Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band

  • “Fight Here in Houston” by Juke Boy Bonner

  • “Livin’ on the Edge (of Houston)” door Reverend Horton Heat

  • “Southside” by Lil Keke

  • “My Hometown” by Charlie Robinson

  • “Telephone Road” by Rodney Crowell

  • “Rothko Chapel” by David Dondero

  • “Houston” by REM

  • “The City of Swang” by Bun B

  • “Houston Town” by The Belleville Outfit

  • “If You Ever Go to Houston” by Bob Dylan

  • “Last Café Concert” by Grant Dawson

  • “Houston Doesn’t Dream About Me” van The Black Crowes

  • “Montrose Blvd. Blues” by Craig Kinsey

  • “H-Town’s Finest” by Paul Wall and Slim Thug

  • Mal Hombre by Lydia Mendoza

  • “Houston, We’ve Got a Problem” by Luke Combs

  • East Houston Blues by Rodney Crowell

  • “713” by The Carters

  • “Houston El Mover” by Joe King Carrasco

  • “Nothing From Nothing” by Billy Preston

  • “Houston” by Austin Paine

  • “Houston, We’ve Got a Problem” by Luke Combs

  • “Houston, the city of action” by Juke Boy Bonner

  • “Houston is the place to be” by Calvin Owens

  • “Fueled For Houston” by Wilson Phillips

  • Fannin Street by Lead Belly

  • “Lord Only Knows” by Beck

  • “Houston” by Johnny Copeland

  • “If You Ever Get To Houston (Look Me Down)” door Don Gibson

  • “Welcome 2 Houston” by Slim Thug

  • “Where Did You Sleep Last Night” by Lead Belly

  • “Bluesman for Life” by Roy Gaines

  • “Simple Song” by Lyle Lovett

  • “The Penitentiary Blues” by Lightnin’ Hopkins

  • “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers

  • “Whiskey River” by Johnny Bush

  • “Barefoot and Mad” by Jack Ingram

  • “Copperhead Road” by Steve Earl

  • “A Fragile Peace and Certain Wars” by Carolyn Wonderland

  • Beyonce’s “Halo”

  • “Mind Playin’ Tricks on Me” by Geto Boys

  • “Hound Dog” by Big Mama Thornton

  • “I am a powerful woman”, by Sippie Wallace

  • “Car Freak” door Geto Boys

  • “My Mind Has Gone Blank” by DJ Screw, Point Blank

  • “Always” by Geto Boys

  • “The Truth Hurts” by Lizzo

  • “Gangster of Love” by Johnny “Guitar” Watson

  • “Sweetest Pie” by Megan Thee Stallion

  • “What Dreams Are Made Of” by Hillary Duff

  • “The Road Goes On Forever” by Robert Earl Keen

  • “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash

  • “Take Me to the Right Time” by The Suffers

  • “Poncho and Lefty” by Townes Van Zandt

  • “Big Sky County” by Chris Whitley

  • “A Real Mother To You” by Johnny “Guitar” Watson

  • 🎵 Help us create our Houston playlist. What Houston songs do you play on repeat? Share your suggestions in the comments section below. We will review and add your submissions in future updates to this article.

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