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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

Jan. 6, 2015, 1:32:52 pm

Howard said...

Just saw this article on line. Love the videos ! Sounds like the voice of Los Angeles to me Keep on doing it!

Jan. 20, 2015, 9:09:28 am

T. Kluzewski said...

I like your songs, you're a good role model. I'm going to be listening for you. Sing on...

Mar. 11, 2015, 9:29:51 am

Mike said...

Just saw this article on line. What a noble gesture. Great songs.

Apr. 12, 2015, 11:21:26 am

Sara said...

I heard you are doing a version with singers from all over the world. Love your songs! When is it going to be on the radio?

Mar. 2, 2016, 9:02:16 am

Jon Marks said...

I just saw this article, what a noble thing to do! Great work Justin, it's about time someone has a positive message and actually does something about it. You keep doing what your doing!

Jun. 2, 2016, 9:12:16 pm

Jeff Burroughs said...

Just came across this article. I enjoyed your anthem for Los Angeles. Looking forward to hearing more!

Jun. 7, 2016, 1:30:00 am

Brock Yates said...

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Jun. 19, 2016, 7:31:03 pm

Gary Prello said...

Looked this up on the internet after hearing a few of these songs. Great message, melody and powerful words, they match the great imagery. Los Angeles is proud of you Justin Chart!!!!

Jul. 8, 2016, 8:43:05 am

Shelly said...

Your newest version Los Angeles Voice of The World is incredible! !! My favorite is Los Angeles The Song You keep on topping yourself !

Jul. 15, 2016, 12:10:48 pm

Rich said...

Your new video Los Angeles Voice of the World is an incredible work of art. Has the Mayor seen it? Bringing all of the world together in a song, what a Trailblazing idea !!!!

Sep. 16, 2016, 4:39:14 pm

Wayne Dante said...

That new version Los Angeles Voice of The World is astounding! Using all of our sister cities is a great idea. You have a wonderful voice!

Oct. 16, 2016, 2:18:32 pm

Julie said...

Wow! What an anthem great work ! What's next Justin Chart????

Oct. 17, 2016, 12:47:54 pm

Henry Alvarez said...

Great songs. This city has a lot of issues, but watching theses video made me forget about them for the time being. You sing well in Spanish.

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