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Singer/songwriter Justin Chart has written a handful of songs about Los Angeles.
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Singer/songwriter Justin Chart has written a handful of songs about Los Angeles.

Life And Arts, Seven Days, Music, Santa Monica

Justin Chart Sings About His Love Of Los Angeles On Youtube

Posted Jun. 3, 2014, 9:07 am

Mirror Staff

Justin Chart loves Los Angeles. This native son has proven his love for his city in a logical manner for a singer/songwriter – with Los Angeles the song. To date, five versions of it.

There’s the original “Los Angeles the Song,” “Los Angeles Latin,” “Los Angeles Dance Angeles,” “Los Angeles Word,” and “Los Angeles La Canción.”

About 50 percent of Chart’s video were shot in Santa Monica.

The songs are upbeat, positive love songs for his city, showcasing Los Angeles’s beautiful sunsets, downtown skyscrapers, palm-lined streets, ethnic neighborhoods, Hollywood’s neon signs, all evidence of the warmth of the city and its people. Justin’s literally taken it to the streets. And, his 13-year-old daughter, Tali, debuts in “Los Angeles Word,” playing the keyboard and singing backing vocals.

These videos resonate with many who view them on YouTube. Perhaps it’s the positive messaging.

More than three million have viewed the original version posted over a year ago; more than one and a half million have clicked on the most recent version, posted just over a month ago. Chart’s five Los Angeles songs have over nine million views total.

Contrast that with Randy Newman’s somewhat cynical “I Love L.A.” – none of the 10 versions posted on YouTube have anywhere close to a million views.

What’s next? A sixth version, of course, about a month from now.

Click here to watch Justin Chart on Youtube.

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Jun. 3, 2014, 10:24:09 am

Jeff Turner said...

I watched three of the videos. What a great message. A positive song about our great city

Jun. 5, 2014, 6:33:38 pm

Mike Azahdi said...

I just watched all 6 videos on your page. You Rock! Keeep on doin it!

Jun. 5, 2014, 9:32:10 am

Heather Richardson said...

Great lyrics To be with the best in Los Angeles We all put our trust in Los Angeles It's a real Anthem! !!

Jun. 9, 2014, 7:13:27 pm

Michael Denman said...

Here in Santa Monica on Holiday from New Zealand We really like your videis and your music! Come to New Zealand and write a song for us

Jun. 10, 2014, 8:11:58 am

Rachel said...

Any live shows?

Jun. 13, 2014, 3:06:33 pm

Carly said...

Great voice! Catchy melody.

Jun. 13, 2014, 5:26:56 pm

Ed Kluzinsky said...

My wife and I really enjoyed watching your videos. It's about time we had a positive message in this town. Keep doing what your doing!!

Jun. 13, 2014, 10:32:34 pm

Bill G said...

A lot better than that that guy Alfred Newman

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