Walking In Memphis — Marc Cohn / Cher

No Words, No Song
5 min readOct 17, 2021
Photo by Frédéric Barriol on Unsplash

I’ve never been to Memphis. But if I had, I’d imagine it would feel just like Marc Cohn’s 1991 hit record makes me feel.

For me, though, I spent many years thinking of “Walking In Memphis” not as “Marc Cohn’s 1991 hit song”, but as “Cher’s 1995 hit song”.

The Marc Cohn original barely got any attention in the UK, but Cher’s cover version a couple of years later was…

No Words, No Song

Without words, it’s just a nice tune. Add words — now you’ve got a song. And songs can change your world. I write about some that changed mine.