President Donald Trump is now settling into what will be his home for at least the next four years, having replaced Barak Obama as the chief executive of the United States of America. Trump and his family are now the residents with the most famous address in the country, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Other well-known addresses have come mainly from television shows, starting with the home of Archie Bunker and his clan at 705 Hauser Street in the seventies sitcom All in the Family. The home of the greedy millionaire Montgomery Burns of The Simpsons, 1000 Mammon Lane, is memorable because it describes him so well.
As for the main characters in that show, Homer and Marge live with their three kids (Bart, Lisa, and Maggie) at 740 Evergreen Terrace. Their next door neighbors, Ned and Maude Flanders with their sons Rod and Todd, reside at 742 Evergreen Terrace.
Another animated show, SpongeBob Square Pants, has a fitting address. The title character, whose home is a pineapple under the sea, lives on 124 Conch Street in Bikini Bottom.
Occasionally an address gains notoriety not from television, but from music. The residence of 461 Ocean Boulevard has become famous as the title of an Eric Clapton album, a record that made into a huge hit his cover of Bob Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff”.
Here are five other addresses that have become memorable through songs.
16 Parkside Lane
Sue, the last fare for the night, specified this residence to the cab driver in Harry Chapin’s hit “Taxi.”
6802 Bayfield Avenue, Arverne, New York
Indie rock artist Mac Demarco makes an invitation, “Stop on by, I’ll make you a cup of coffee,” the only lyric in the last song of his Another One album from 2015.
125 Parkway, London, NW1
Veteran folk singer songwriter Loudon Wainwright cites this address in “Harry’s Wall” from the 1989 Therapy album, where you can order an eight by ten of the “Dead Skunk” singer’s alias What’s-His-Name.
157 Riverside Avenue
Pre Kevin Cronin REO Speedwagon used this residence as the title for a song on its self-titled debut album, and the tune remains a concert favorite over forty five years later.
1320 North Columbus
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Eagles mentioned this address in “Train Leaves Here This Morning”, a Bernie Leadon tune on the self-named first album that also included enduring hits such as “Witchy Woman”, “Take It Easy” and “Peaceful Easy Feeling.”