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Songs with states in their names

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Here is a list of songs I have with states in their names. I am choosing only one song per state when there are duplicates. I am not including groups with states in their names or albums with states in their names, only songs.
  • "Alabama Rain" by Jim Croce
  • "Sau Paulo Arkansas" by Prefuse 73
  • "California" by Sarah Slean
  • "Sweet Georgia Brown" by Django Reinhardt
  • "Hawaii Five-0" by The Ventures
  • "Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois" by Sufjan Stevens
  • "Theme from Indiana Jones" by John Williams
  • "Iowa (Traveling III)" by Dar Williams
  • "Kentucky Avenue" by Tom Waits
  • "Six Hours to Louisiana, Black Coffee Going Cold" by The KLF
  • "Massachusetts" by The BeeGees
  • "Michigan Militia" by Moxy Früvous
  • "Mississippi" by Paula Cole
  • "Goodbye Montana (Part I)" by George Winston
  • "Nevada City, California" by Ani Difranco and Utah Phillips
  • "Roswell, New Mexico" by Joel Schick
  • "New York City" by T-Rex
  • "The Banks of the Ohio" by Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, and Ricky Skaggs
  • "Oklahoma" by Rodgers and Hammerstein
  • "Pennsylvania Six-5000" by Glenn Miller
  • "The Road to Rhode Island" by Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy)
  • "The Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page
  • "Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father" by The King's Singers
  • "Moonlight in Vermont" by The Freebern Family
  • "Virginia" by Tori Amos
  • "Jenny Washington" by Moxy Früvous
  • "West Virginia" by John Linnell
  • "Varsity (University of Wisconsin Alma Mater)" by The Lucido Felice Quartet

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truepixie
Apr. 11th, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)
Oh man, you found a song with 'California' in the name! That must have been some serious searching.

Seriously though... Why have you compiled this list? Are you making a CD or something?
rfreebern
Apr. 11th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)
Nah, it was just interesting to me.
truepixie
Apr. 11th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
That's cool. Sometimes I ponder if I could ever find enough songs that mention specific times to fill the whole day or something.
Like Brick by Ben Folds Five mentions 6 AM the day after Christmas, Barenaked Ladies talk about eating at 3 AM... and it goes on like that.
It's somewhere on my list of projects I'm never going to try.
heribertoglebo
Oct. 17th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)
Have you given any thought to an index post -- or at least a list. (Maybe there already is one, and I'm just missing it).
roody
Apr. 11th, 2006 12:20 am (UTC)
Songs I have that could fit on this list (for states not already mentioned):

Arizona Rose - the Waco Brothers
Moon Over Montana - Jimmy Wakely
The South Dakota Gluebag Connection - the Mystechs

And even though you've already covered these states, there's a fun Madison band that specializes in state songs that you can listen to here.
rringram
Apr. 11th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
"California"--Stan Rogers
"New York State of Mind" (haha!)--Billy Joel
"Georgia"--Ray Charles
"Rhode Island Bound"--I don't know, but it was on Family Guy

Can we do Provinces too?

"Alberta Bound"--Gordon Lightfoot/Paul Brandt

jennifer0246
Apr. 19th, 2006 11:09 am (UTC)
a little birdy (perhaps the one you're married to) said it's your burfday - happy birthday! :)
rfreebern
Apr. 19th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you thank you!
zandperl
May. 4th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
I've heard of a modern folk singer, I forget his name, who's travelling to every state capitol and composes a song for each.
rfreebern
May. 6th, 2006 07:43 am (UTC)
That's Sufjan Stevens, and his giant plan is actually to compose an entire album about each state. I think he's done two so far. He's got quite a busy time ahead of him.
crichey
Jul. 6th, 2007 02:23 am (UTC)
states + songs
here are a few more...Carolina in the Pines by Michael Martin Murphy, North to Alaska by Johnny Horton, Rainy Night in Georgia by Brooks Benton, Indiana Wants Me by R.D. Taylor, Kansas (City) (Albert King?), Kentucky Woman by Neil Diamond, Ohio by Neil Young, Yellow Rose of Texas, Country Roads (W Virginia) by John Denver..I WAS thinking about making a cd
backseatloves
Jul. 17th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
Yeah I don't know you, but I googled songs with state names and got this LJ. But...

Devil Went Down To Georgia- Charlie Daniels Band
The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia- Reba McEntyre (SP?)
California Girls- Beach Boys
California Girls- Gretchen Wilson (Different song, same name)
New York, New York- A lot of different artists
Sweet Home Alabama- Lynard Skynard (Jewel does a good cover)
Down in Mississippi (Up to No Good)- Sugarland
Mississippi Girl- Faith Hill
Leaving Las Vegas (not a state, but famous city and good song!)- Sheryl Crow
Sweet Southern Comfort- Buddy Jewell (lists a lot of southern states)
beume2
Aug. 26th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
more state songs
Indiana Wants Me by R. Dean Taylor
Arizona by Mark Lindsey
California Dreamin' by The Mamas and The Papas
Kentucky Woman by Neil Diamond
Kentucky Rain by Elvis Presley
Montana by Frank Zappa
Montana by Venus Hum

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