New Orleans Lifestyle

El Paso has become a favored destination for musicians of all stripes. Additionally, multiple songs have been written about or mention El Paso:

“El Paso” by Marty Robbins was a popular Country ballad released in 1959. Robbins followed it in 1966 with a prequel, “Feleena (from El Paso)”, and a sequel in 1976, “El Paso City”.

“Take The Money and Run” – a 1976 hit song by the Steve Miller Band – tells the story of two bandits who “go down to old El Paso” and “ran into a great big hassle”.

The 1976 Chinga Chavin song “Asshole From El Paso” (most famously recorded by Kinky Friedman the same year), a parody of Merle Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee”, mentions El Paso in both the lyrics and the title. The song lampoons various morality viewpoints attributed to residents of the city.

W.A.S.P.’s 1985 Blind In Texas song “An El Paso hellhole, I couldn’t get higher…” and “San Antonio, and the West Texas town El Paso…”.

El Paso is the setting described in “Yawning or Snarling”, a song by The Tragically Hip off of their 1994 album Day for Night. The song alludes to both the days and the loud and vibrant nightlife and tourism in El Paso.

American artist Tori Amos references El Paso in her song, “Mother Revolution”, featured on her 2005 album, The Beekeeper.

Taking Back Sunday’s first track of their 2011 eponymous album is named “El Paso”, where the band started production of the album.

Khalid’s songs “American Teen” and “Winter” (both from his 2017 debut album) and in his 2018 ep ( suncity ) songs called , “Suncity” (feat. Empress of), “9.13” , “ mention El Paso in their lyrics; the singer began his music career while he was attending high school in El Paso.