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Comparing the very best songs about California and Ohio.

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The Blue Jackets? Where the hell are they from again?

Oh right, Ohio. I don't know anything about Ohio, so I suppose I had better do some research. I'll combine two of my favorite things: Wikipedia and the majesty of song.

Wikipedia's list of songs about Ohio

Title Artist/composer Album Date Description
Beautiful Ohio Ballard MacDonald 1918 Made the official state song of Ohio in 1969.
Bloodbuzz Ohio The National High Violet 1999
Boy in Ohio Phil Ochs Greatest Hits 1970
Burn On Randy Newman Sail Away 1980
Carmen Ohio Fred Cornell 1903 The oldest school song still in use by The Ohio State University.
Carry Me Ohio Sun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway 2003 The song's narrative is partly based on frontman Mark Kozelek's boyhood in Ohio.[1]
Cleveland Rocks Ian Hunter You're Never Alone with a Schizophrenic 1979 A cover version was used as the theme song for The Drew Carey Show in the 1990s.[2]
Cuyahoga R.E.M. Life's Rich Pageant 1986 About the once-heavily polluted Cuyahoga River; the lyrics reference when it caught fire in 1969, which became a watershed incident in the environmental movement.[3]
Dayton Ohio, 1903 Randy Newman Sail Away 1980
Four Days Counting Crows This Desert Life 1999 A song about four days away from a girl in Ohio who Adam Duritz met.[4]
The Girl from Ohio Outlaws Lady in Waiting 1976
Lisbon, OH Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver 2011
Look At Miss Ohio Gillian Welch Soul Journey 2003
Look Out Cleveland The Band The Band 1970
My City Was Gone The Pretenders single 1982 The song is an autobiographical lament about the singer returning to her childhood home in Ohio and discovering that rampant development and pollution had destroyed the "pretty countryside" of her youth; the lyrics make specific references to places in and around Akron, Ohio, the hometown of lead singer and writer Chrissie Hynde.
Ohio Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young single 1970 Written by Neil Young in reaction to the 1970 Kent State Shootings, after he saw the photos of the incident in Life Magazine.[5]
Ohio Isabelle Adjani Pull Marine 1983 Song in French by actress Isabelle Adjani, written by Serge Gainsbourg.
Ohio Damien Jurado Rehearsals for Departure 1999
Ohio The Black Keys Ohio 2011
Ohio Over the Rhine Ohio 2003
Ohio Leonard Bernstein, et al. 1953 From the Broadway musical Wonderful Town, about two sisters who move to New York City from Columbus, Ohio; in the song, they lament leaving.
Ohio (Come Back to Texas) Bowling for Soup A Hangover You Don't Deserve 2005
Youngstown Bruce Springsteen The Ghost of Tom Joad 1995 The song tells the tale of the rise and fall of Youngstown, Ohio, over several generations, from the discovery of iron ore nearby in 1803 through the decline of the steel industry in the area in the 1970s.[6]

Okay so...I haven't heard most of those songs, and like half of the plot descriptions are pretty bleak. This is not a good advertisement for your state, Ohio:

Although I will admit that this song is pretty good:

So maybe Ohio isn't ALL bad.

Now let's see what California has to offer:

List of songs about California

Title Artist(s)
80's Ladies K.T. Oslin
Ænema Tool
Ain't No California Mel Tillis
All of California and Everyone Who Lives There Stinks The World/Inferno Friendship Society
All the Gold in California Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers
America Waylon Jennings
Antennas Rancid
Atomic Tiger Army
Away from California Radio Racer
Back to California Carole King
Back to California Sugarcult
Back to California The Wallflowers
Back to Cali Notorious B.I.G.
Back from Cali Slash with Myles Kennedy
Back Home Yellowcard
(A) Beautiful Place Good Charlotte
Big In LA Joelle
Brad Logan Rancid
Breakfast in America Supertramp
Burning Hot in Cali Latyrx
Cali, Cali, Cali Alyssa Bernal
Cali Iz Active Tha Dogg Pound
Cali Livin' Homeless Nation
Cali Sunshine The Game (featuring Bilal)
Calfiron-I-Ay Deanna Durbin
California The Adicts
California Akia
California American Pearl
California Atherton
California Unified Theory
California Chuck Berry
California Blatz
California Metro Station
California Debby Boone
California John Callahan
California Belinda Carlisle
California The Casanovas
California Kenny Chesney
California Copeland
California Datarock
California Dealership
California Delta Spirit
California Dr. Dog
California Dressy Bessy
California[1] Bob Dylan
California Kate Earl
California EMA
California Independent
California Mylène Farmer
California Jay Farrar
California Flash and the Pan
California The Flight Station
California Georgia Prophets
California Gomez
California Hawk Nelson
California Happy End
California Hit'n'Hide
California Darren Hayes
California Hollywood Undead
California The Kimberly Trip
California The Kooks
California Lenny Kravitz
California Low
California John Mayall
California Joey McIntyre
California Joey Ryan
California Manfred Mann's Earth Band (lyrics by Sue Vickers)
California Never Shout Never
California Joni Mitchell
California The Moffatts
California Gianna Nannini
California Angel Olsen
California A. B. O'Neill
California Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
California Tom Ugly
California Phantom Planet[2]
California Quasi
California Josh Ritter
California The Rentals (often mislabeled as Weezer)
California Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise
California Robert Charlebois
California Stan Rogers
California Rogue Wave
California Vic Ruggiero
California Semisonic
California Shawn Mullins
California Shorelines End
California The Simpletones
California Sarah Slean
California Sly Boogy
California Something for Kate
California Stroke 9
California Tea Leaf Green
California Toploader
California Umberto Tozzi
California Unified Theory
California Unsensored
California Urban Fate
California Gina Villalobos
California Rufus Wainwright
California Wave
California Wax
California The Wedding Present
California Wilson Phillips
California Winds of Plague
California Wiz Khalifa
California (All the Way) Luna
California 1 Con Funk Shun
California Babylon The Transplants
California Bloodlines John Stewart
California Blue The Orange Peels
California Blue Roy Orbison
California Blues (Blue Yodel No. 4) Jimmie Rodgers
California Blur Swirl 360
California Bound Frank Black
California Bound Carolina Liar
California Boy Lil B
California Brain RapScallions
California Burritos Chuck Ragan
California Calling The Beach Boys
California Christmas Marcella Detroit
California Couldn't Pay Our Education Roy Zimmerman
California Crossing Fu Manchu
California Day Starland Vocal Band
California Dreamin' The Mamas & the Papas[3]
California Dreamer Wolf Parade
California Dreams Theme song of California Dreams
California Earthquake John Hartford, Mama Cass Elliot
"California English Vampire Weekend
California Flight"" " J Jerry (a.k.a. California Flight)
California Girl Daniel Daglow, David Merriweather, Tony Banks (1985 California Beauty Pageant)
California Girl Chilliwack
California Girl Lucky 7
California Girls The Beach Boys[4]
California Girls Gretchen Wilson
California Girls Magnetic Fields
California Gold dada
California Gold Defari
California Grace Long Beach Shortbus|-
California Gurls Katy Perry
California Here I Come Sophie B. Hawkins
California Here I Come Al Jolson
California Here I Come Shocking Blue
California Here I Go Jonathan Balas
California Isn't Big Enough (Hey There Girl) Meat Loaf
California Jam Klaatu
California Justice Five for Fighting
California Kicks Fight Fair
California King Bed Rihanna
California Letter Chris Thomas King
California Lights' Rocket From the Crypt
California Livin' Mac Dre
California Love 2Pac (featuring Dr. Dre)
California Man Cheap Trick
California Man The Move
California My Way The Treetops
California Nights Lesley Gore
California Nights Sweet
California One/Youth and Beauty Brigade The Decemberists
California Paradise The Runaways
California Part I Mason Jennings
California Part II Mason Jennings
California Promises Jimmy Buffett
California Rain Silver Tide
California Rain The Rescues
California Revisited (Everyone I Meet Is from California) America
California Rose Roy Rogers & the Sons of the Pioneers
California Saga: Big Sur The Beach Boys
California Saga: The Beaks of Eagles The Beach Boys
California Saga: California (On My Way to Sunny Californ-i-a) The Beach Boys
California Sky Unwritten Law
California Snow Tom Russell
California Son The Adolescents
California Song The Mountain Goats
California Song Brooke White
California Songs Local H[5]
California Soul The 5th Dimension
California Soul The Gimmicks
California Soul Edwin Starr
California Soul Marlena Shaw
California Star The Echo Division
California Stars Billy Bragg & Wilco (lyrics by Woody Guthrie)
California Sucks Screeching Weasel
California Sun The Rivieras[6]
California Sun Gin Blossoms
California Sun Jem
California Sun The Outfield
California Sun The Ramones
California Sun The Fire Men
California Sunset Neil Young
California Sunshine Christa Black
California 37 Train
California Über Alice NOFX
California Über Alles Dead Kennedys
California Vacation The Game
California Waiting Kings of Leon
California Way Tim Bluhm
California Zephyr Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard
California's Bleeding Amen
California's Lonely Smile Empty Soul
California's Burning Augustana
Californicatin The J. Geils Band
Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers
Californie Air
Calistan Frank Black
Cancer California Bullets and Octane
Cemetery Strung Out
Check My Brain Alice in Chains
Christmas in California America
Christmas Time in California The Cheetah Girls
Clouds Over California Devildriver
Come Back to Cali The Holdup
Come to California Matthew Sweet
Cowboy Kid Rock
Crossing the Plains[7] n/a
Curbside Prophet Jason Mraz
Dani California Red Hot Chili Peppers
Day After Day (It's Slippin' Away) Shango (rock group)
Dirty Rotten Bastards Green Day
Desperadoes Under the Eaves Warren Zevon
Disciples of California The Skygreen Leopards
Do Re Mi Woody Guthrie
Dog Breath Frank Zappa
Drivin' To California Redlight King
Earthquakes and Sharks Brandtson
Entertainment Rise Against
Estimated Prophet Grateful Dead
Exquisitely Bored Pete Townshend
Eyeless Slipknot
Feels Alright Mark Lennon
For Crying Out Loud Meat Loaf
Forest Fire Dead Kennedys
Fort Bragg Andrew Heringer
Follow You Home Nickelback
A Friend in California Merle Haggard
From California The New Amsterdams
Fuck California The Presidents of the United States of America
Fuck You, I'm From California Goldenwest
Fort Bragg Andrew Heringer
Future Perfect Tense Sweet Billy Pilgrim
Gene Autry Beulah
Get Back The Beatles
Ghosts of California Nafa
Goddam California Will Hoge
Going Back to Cali LL Cool J
Going Back to Cali The Notorious B.I.G.
Going Back to Cali Sevendust
Goin' to California Gin Blossoms
Going to California John David & Clear Spirit
Going to California Led Zeppelin
Gold John Stewart
Golden State John Doe
Golden State City and Colour
Gone to California Pink
Goodbye California Jolie Holland
Goodnight, California Kathleen Edwards
Go to California Motorpsycho
Go to California Rob Zombie
Grey Bar Hotel Gil Dabney
Have a Nice Day Stereophonics
Hang Ten Edwin
Headless Dog Fashion Disco
Heaven 90210 Urge Overkill
Heels Over Head Boys Like Girls
Heads Carolina, Tails California Jo Dee Messina
Here in California Dave Alvin
Here in California Natalie D-Napoleon
Here in California Kate Wolf
Highway Five American Music Club
Highway 101 Social Distortion
Hills of California John Trollmann
Hippie from Olema The Youngbloods
Holiday from Real Jack's Mannequin
Holiday in the Sun Hot Hot Heat
Holly Wants to Go to California Funkadelic
Holly (Would You Turn Me On?) All Time Low[8]
Home JamisonParker
Homebody Zox
Hotel California Eagles
House in California Keb Mo
Hurry Up California Calvin Lechner & Simon Nagel (Sunset Main)
I Hate California Jonathan Coulton
I Love You, California (state song of California)[9] Francis Bernard Silverwood
In California Daz Dillinger
In California Joanna Newsom
In California Lisa Marr Experiment[10]
In California Stat Quo
In Your Atmosphere John Mayer
I Remember California R.E.M.
I'm Asking Her to Stay Sherwood
I'm Going Home The Kingston Trio
I'm Headin' For California Glenn Miller
Irvine Kelly Clarkson
It Never Rains in Southern California Albert Hammond
It Never Rains (In Southern California) Tony! Toni! Tone!
Just Like California Old 97s
Kal-E-Fornia David Lanz
Kali4nia Skandoe and Playboss
Kaliforn-Eye-a P.O.D.
Kalifornia Above the Law
Kalifornia Brand New Immortals
Kalifornia Fatboy Slim
Kailfornia Kaizers Orchestra
Kalifornia Kashmir
Kalifornia Dreamin' Nappy Roots
Kalifornija Vytautas Kernagis
King of California Dave Alvin
Land Of Competition Bad Religion
Let It Roll All Time Low
Leaving California Afroman
Leaving California Boys Like Girls
Leaving California P. J. Harvey and John Parish
Leaving California Shawn Smith
Leaving Jesusland NOFX
The Lights and Buzz ('Christmas in California') Jack's Mannequin
Lights Journey
Like a California King Everclear
Lodi Creedence Clearwater Revival
Long December Counting Crows
Look at California Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
Losing California Sloan
Love-In California The Power of 3
Madera Hey Ocean!
Maybe California Tori Amos
Meet Me in California Plain White T's
Meet Me by the River's Edge The Gaslight Anthem
Midnight California Dave Gleason's Wasted Days
Miss California Jack's Mannequin
Miss California Melissa Etheridge
Miss California Plato 0 Plomo
Miss California Dante Thomas
More Bounce in California Soul Kid#1
Music is the Victim Scissor Sisters
New York to California Mat Kearney
Not California Hem
Nothing Left to Lose Mat Kearney
Oh California Claudia Russell
Oh California[7] n/a
The One Old 97's
One Big Holiday My Morning Jacket
Only in California Mack 10
The Only Place Best Coast
Option Twelve Meet Grover
Outshined Soundgarden
Out Here in Cali Big B
Out in California Dave Alvin
Out in California Tom Russell
Overdrive Katy Rose
Pacific Theme Broken Social Scene
Playing Favorites The Starting Line
Promised Land Chuck Berry
Parallel Universe Red Hot Chili Peppers
Postcards Amber Pacific
Pumping Irony Roy Zimmerman
Queen of California John Mayer
Race Cars and Goth Rock Butch Walker
Raining in California Human Nature
Reality Check OPM
The Day That Saved Us Automatic Loveletter
The Redtail Hawk Kate Wolf
Ride to California Paper Tongues
Road Trippin' Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rock Coast Blues Country Joe and the Fish
Rock Star Land Yellowcard
Route 66 John Mayer
Save the Drama Light FM
San Andreas Fault Natalie Merchant
Scavenger Type NOFX
Shadow of California Blue Öyster Cult
She'd Be California Rascal Flatts
She's So California[11] Gary Allan
Shores of California The Dresden Dolls
Sink with Kalifornija Youth Brigade
Sleepy California Her Space Holiday
Snow in California The Stills
So at Last Butch Walker
A Song About California Hey Ocean
Song for Kelly Huckaby Death Cab for Cutie
South California Purples Chicago
Southern California Andrew Heringer
Southern California Wants To Be Western New York Dar Williams
Southern California Tammy Wynette & George Jones
Speed Home California Sugar Ray
Stay The Night James Blunt
Sunny in California Aberdeen
Summer of California '79 Number Girl
Sunday best Augustana
Sunrise Sunset New Years Day
Take A Look Inside Over It
Take California Propellerheads
Tape From California Phil Ochs
The Golden State Flight 409
The Recipe Kendrick Lamar
To California Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Two States Pavement
Unfair Pavement
The Vast Spoils of America Saves the Day
Vinnie's Hooch Johnny Socko
Walking Shoes Halsted
We Don't Need Another Song About California My Chemical Romance
Westbound Sign Green Day
West Coast Coconut Records
West Coast Friendship Owl City
Westside Till I die TQ
When You Get to California Hoodoo Gurus
Where's California Teena Marie
Winding Road Bonnie Somerville
Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread Bob Dylan
Los Angeles and Vicinity
See also: List of songs about Los Angeles
Title Artist(s)
21 Jumpstreet Snoop Dogg feat. Tray Deee
99 Miles From L.A. Albert Hammond
99 Miles from L.A. Roman Alcocer
Ænema Tool
Alameda Elliott Smith (could also be about Alameda Street in Portland, Oregon)
A Long December Counting Crows
All I Wanna Do Sheryl Crow
Amateur Lovers Switchfoot
American Bad Ass Kid Rock (reference to Compton)
Angeles Elliott Smith
April 29, 1992 (Miami) Sublime
Awakening Switchfoot
Babylon Sisters Steely Dan
The Ballad of Jed Clampett Jerry Scoggins, Flatt and Scruggs
Been to Hell Hollywood Undead
Beverly Hills The Circle Jerks
Beverly Hills Weezer
Beverly Hills Hotel Whitestarr
Big City Wall of Voodoo
Big Machine The Goo Goo Dolls
Bloody Mary Morning Willie Nelson (reference to L.A.)
Blue Jay Way The Beatles (refers to a street in the Hollywood Hills)
Born and Raised in Compton DJ Quik
Born in East L.A. Cheech Marin, a parody of Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A."
Boulevard Jackson Browne (references Hollywood Boulevard)
Boyz n da Hood Eazy-E
Bunker Hill Michael Penn (references the Bunker Hill section of Downtown Los Angeles as well as Vermont Avenue, a major north-south thoroughfare in the city)
Bunker Hill Red Hot Chili Peppers
Burn Hollywood Burn Public Enemy
Buzzbomb From Pasadena The Dead Kennedys
California Girls The Magnetic Fields
California's Burning Augustana
Car Phone Sheeler & Sheeler
Carmelita Warren Zevon
Carson Girls Angry Samoans
Celluloid Heroes The Kinks (about the stars on Hollywood Boulevard)
Christmas in Hollywood Hollywood Undead
Ciao, Babe Lexington & 3rd
Ciao L.A. Chokebore
City of Angels The Distillers
City of Angels 10,000 Maniacs
City of Angels Pangea Project
City of Angels Red Elvises
City of Devils Yellowcard
City of the Angels Journey
City of Satan Turbonegro
The City with Two Faces Goldfinger
Come a Long Way Michelle Shocked
Come to L.A. Chilly
Coming into Los Angeles Arlo Guthrie
Compton Compton The Game
Compton Swangin BG Knocc Out & Dresta
Compton's In The House N.W.A
Contact/L.A.U.S.D Jurassic Five
Country Boy (You've Got Your Feet in LA) Glen Campbell
Cowboy Kid Rock (references to Hollywood and Vine)
Cruiser Red House Painters
Dead in Hollywood Murderdolls
Dead Loss Angeles The Stranglers
Dear Axl Lexington & 3rd
Desperados Under the Eaves Warren Zevon
Disneyland The Eyes
Disneyland Five for Fighting
Dizz Knee Land Dada
Don't Mean Nothing Richard Marx
Down in LA People Under the Stairs
Down Rodeo Rage Against the Machine, referring to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills
Down Whittier Blvd Thee Midniters
DTLA (Downtown Los Angeles) Gary Jules
Drinkin' and Dreamin' Waylon Jennings, reference to L.A.
Drinking in L.A. Bran Van 3000
Drove Up from Pedro Mike Watt. An ode to Watt's hometown, San Pedro
Drugs not Working Ryan Adams
Earthquake Song Little Girls
East L.A. War
East L.A. Breeze Brazzaville
Eastside LB The Twinz feat. Warren G
Echo Park Ryan Cabrera
8-Ball Lexington & 3rd
80 Blocks from Silverlake People Under the Stairs
Electrolite R.E.M.
Estimated Prophet Grateful Dead
Everyone Is Someone in L.A. Felix da Housecat
Fallen Angel Poison (referring to kids moving away from home in the 1980s to make it big in L.A.)
Free Fallin' Tom Petty
Fuck Compton Tim Dog
Gangsta Love Warren G feat. RBX, Nate Dogg & Kurupt
Garden Grove Sublime
Girl from Malibu Red Elvises
Glendora Rilo Kiley
Going Out West Gomez (cover of "Goin' Out West" by Tom Waits)
Going to Malibu The Mountain Goats
Goin' Out West Tom Waits
Goodbye Hollywood Richard Marx
Goodbye L.A. Green River Ordinance (band)
Goodnight, Hollywood Blvd Ryan Adams
Goodnight L.A. Counting Crows
Gone Hollywood Supertramp
Grapevine Tom Russell
The Great Los Angeles Flood Woody Guthrie
Grey in L.A. Loudon Wainwright III
Griffith Park Mellow the Band
The Haircut Song Ray Stevens (reference to L.A.)
Half Moon Bay Train
Hating Hollywood Theory of a Deadman
Heartattack and Vine Tom Waits
Heaven Help the Fool Bob Weir
Hell Looks A Lot Like L.A. Less than Jake
Hello, Brooklyn All Time Low
Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham Blue Cheer
Here I Am in Hollywood Red Elvises
Here in L.A. Roy Joseph
Hey, California Paul Melancon
History Lesson, Pt. 2 The Minutemen
Holiday from Real Jack's Mannequin
Hollywood 999 (band)
Hollywood Bizzy Bone
Hollywood Collective Soul
Hollywood The Cranberries
Hollywood Dorian's Gray
Hollywood Jay-Z featuring Beyoncé
Hollywood The Jonas Brothers
Hollywood Kendall Payne
Hollywood Los Lonely Boys
Hollywood Madonna
Hollywood Nickelback
Hollywood P.O.D.
Hollywood Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hollywood Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Hollywood Saliva
Hollywood Some Velvet Morning
Hollywood Throw Rag
Hollywood The Runaways
Hollywood The Veronicas
Hollywood West Indian Girl
Hollywood World Party
Hollywood Babylon The Misfits
Hollywood Bitch Stone Temple Pilots
Hollywood Black Dio
Hollywood Cemetery Cracker
Hollywood Girl Drake Bell
Hollywood Hills Sunrise Avenue
Hollywood Honeys Hank Williams Jr
Hollywood Kids The Thrills
Hollywood Nights Bob Seger
Hollywood Sign The Explosion
Hollywood Squares William "Bootsy" Collins
Hollywood Swinging Kool & the Gang
Hollywood (Down On Your Luck) Thin Lizzy
Hollywood (Is Burning Down) Calibretto 13
Hollywood Tease L.A. Guns
Hollywood the Second Time Wall of Voodoo
Hollywood Whore Papa Roach
Hollywood's Not America Ferras
Hooray for Hollywood Johnnie Davis and Frances Langford, accompanied by Benny Goodman and his orchestra.
Hooray, It's L.A. Blindside
Hot Box City Klaatu
Hot Fudge (Moving to L.A.) Robbie Williams
Hot Rod Lincoln C. Ryan, W.S. Stevenson (San Pedro and the Grapevine)
Hotel Roosevelt Augustana
How To Survive in South Central Ice Cube
I Ain't from Compton O.F.T.B.
Why You'd Want to Live Here Death Cab for Cutie
I Am Hollywood He Is Legend
I Can't Stand L.A Bowling For Soup
I Left my Wallet in El Segundo A Tribe Called Quest
I Love Cali Roscoe
I Love L.A. Randy Newman
I Love L.A. Rilo Kiley
I Loved the Way She Said 'L.A.' Spitalfield
I'm from L.A. Go Betty Go
I Remember L.A. Celine Dion
If Hollywood Don't Need You (Honey I Still Do) Don Williams
I'm So L.A. MYNX
(I'm Spending) Hanukkah in Santa Monica Tom Lehrer
Inglewood Swangin Mack 10
In L.A. Delinquent Habits
Into the Airwaves Jack's Mannequin
Into the Great Wide Open Tom Petty (Hollywood)
Irvine Kelly Clarkson
It's a Beautiful Day The Beach Boys
It's Christmas Once Again in Santa Barbara Barry De Vorzon
Johny Hit and Run Paulene X
Join Me in L.A. Warren Zevon
Kalifornia Mos Def
Kalifornian Ruosteiset Kukkulat (California's Rusty Hills) Ultra Bra
Karma's Payment Modest Mouse
The Kelly Affair Be Your Own Pet (references to LA and the Valley)
The Kids Hollywood Undead
Killafornia Cypress Hill
A Kind of Christmas Card Morten Harket
L.A. Elliott Smith
L.A. Jackie DeShannon
L.A. Murs
L.A. Naked Brothers Band
L.A. Baby (Where Dreams Are Made Of) Jonas Brothers
L.A. Blue Joey McIntyre
La Brea Lexington & 3rd
L.A. County Lyle Lovett
L.A. City Amad Jamal
L.A. Freeway Guy Clark (covered by Jerry Jeff Walker)
L.A. Feeding Fire Negative
L.A. Girl The Adolescents
L.A. International Airport Susan Raye
L.A. Is Burnin' Lexington & 3rd
L.A. Is My Lady Frank Sinatra
L.A. Is The Place N.W.A.
L.A., L.A. (remix) Capone-N-Noreaga Featuring Tragedy Khadafi, Prodigy (Mobb Deep)
La La Land The Go-Go's
L.A. Made Me Alexz Johnson
L.A. Song Beth Hart
L.A. Song John Mayer
The L.A. Song People Under the Stairs
L.A. Sunshine War
L.A. Woman The Doors
L.A.P.D. L.A. Guns
L.A.P.D. The Offspring
La Cienega Just Smiled Ryan Adams
Late Night, Early Town Lloyd Cole
Laurel Canyon Jackie DeShannon
LAX Big D and the Kids Table
LAX to O'Hare The Academy Is...
LBC and the ING Mack 10 feat. Snoop Dogg
Le Chateau Nous Non Plus
Let's Go! The Olympic Hopefuls (now known as The Hopefuls; "Like the Hollywood vampires / We sleep until the sun sets")
Letter to L.A. Joe Ely
Life in L.A. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
The Little Old Lady from Pasadena Jan and Dean, covered by The Beach Boys
Little Suzy Suicide Lexington & 3rd
Long Beach Bethany Curve
Long Way to Hollywood Hank Williams Jr.
Los Angeles The Audition
Los Angeles Brad Mehldau
Los Angeles Counting Crows
Los Angeles The Firebird Band
Los Angeles Frank Black (although Frank Black sings "not the one in South California", this song deliberately continues to be featured here, because its title would appear to place it among songs about California)
Los Angeles Jim's Big Ego
Los Angeles Morten Harket
Los Angeles Ozma
Los Angeles Porcelain and the Tramps
Los Angeles The Rosewood Thieves
Los Angeles The 69 Eyes
Los Angeles Sugarcult
Los Angeles X
Los Angeles Blues Lightnin' Hopkins
Los Angeles Daze People Under the Stairs
Los Angeles I'm Yours The Decemberists
Los Angeles Is Burning Bad Religion
Los Angeles November 2019 Vangelis (Blade Runner)
Los Angeles Times Xzibit
Los Angelinos Billy Joel
Lost Angeles Wired All Wrong
Lost Angelino Tony Lucca
Lost in Hollywood System of a Down
Love in L.A. Ernie Halter
Love is the Movement Switchfoot
Low Rider War
Lullaby Shawn Mullins
Madame Hollywood Felix da Housecat featuring Miss Kittin
Malibu Hole
Malibu Gas Station Sonic Youth
Malibu Love Nest Luna
Malibu Pier Rake and the Surftones
Malibu Run The Fender IV
Marina Del Rey Kenny Chesney
Marina Del Rey George Strait
Mid-City Fiesta People Under the Stairs
Midnight Train to Georgia Gladys Knight
Moonlight Drive The Doors
Morrison Hotel Lexington & 3rd
Moving to L.A. Art Brut
My California Beth Hart
Newport Living Cute Is What We Aim For
Next to Highway Number 10 John George Campbell
No. 5 Hollywood Undead
No Se Vende La Calle Doc Gyneco
No Other Place Hollywood Undead
Number 13 Baby Pixies
O.C. Confidential' The Adolescents
O.C. Life' Rikk Agnew
O.C. Supertones (That's just life in Orange County California) The O.C. Supertones
Ode to L.A. The Raveonettes
Old L.A. Tonight Ozzy Osbourne
Old School Hollywood System of a Down
Ole Mulholland Frank Black (about the Los Angeles Aqueduct)
On The Edge Terry Woods
One in a Million Guns N' Roses
101 Ventura Freeway Blues Speedtwinn
Open Up Leftfield
Orange County STEFY
Orange County Girl Gwen Stefani
Orange County Suite The Doors
Orange County Lumber Truck Frank Zappa
Out in L.A. Red Hot Chili Peppers
Out of L.A. Jude
Out on the Weekend Neil Young
Pachuco Blues Lexington & 3rd
Pacific Coast Highway Burt Bacharach
Paradise City Guns N' Roses, covered by Pat Boone
Party Girl Lexington & 3rd
Pasadena Al Jolson
Playing Favorites The Starting Line
Please Please Please (Young Hollywood) Head Automatica
Pico-Union District Psycho Realm
Pico and Sepulveda Freddy Martin (as Felix Figueroa and his Orchestra)
Picture Postcards from L.A. Joshua Kadison
The Promised Land Chuck Berry
Purple Stain Red Hot Chili Peppers
Recognize Warren G feat. The Twinz & Snoop Dogg
Redondo Beach Patti Smith, later covered by Morrissey
Revolution Blues Neil Young
Ride Wit Me The Relativez feat. Butch Cassidy
The River Good Charlotte featuring M. Shadows and Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold
Rooming House on Venice Beach Jonathan Richman
Saints of Los Angeles Mötley Crüe
San Fernando Valley Bing Crosby
Santa Ana Wind Tom Russell
Santa Monica Everclear
Santa Monica Savage Garden
Santa Monica Theory of a Deadman
Santa Monica Dream Angus & Julia Stone
Save Me, San Francisco Train
Say Goodbye to Hollywood Billy Joel
Say Goodbye to Hollywood Eminem
Screenwriter's Blues Soul Coughing
Sea of Drugs Lexington & 3rd
Sin City The Flying Burrito Brothers
Skies Of L.A. Celine Dion
Sleazy Wednesday Jack's Mannequin
Slow Down The Academy Is...
So.Cal Delinquent Habits
So L.A. The Motels
Some Girls The Rolling Stones (references Zuma Beach)
Some L.A. Niggaz Dr. Dre
Some Other Time X
Spectacular Views Rilo Kiley
Starfish Lexington & 3rd
Stephanie's for L.A. The Mother Hips
Still in Hollywood Concrete Blonde
Stories from Hollywood Jon Peter Lewis
Straight Outta Compton N.W.A
Strait of Gibraltar Val Holler
Stranded in L.A. L.A. Guns
Strange Season Michael Penn (references Angels Flight railway in Downtown Los Angeles)
Streets of LBC Warren G
Sunset People Donna Summer
Sunset Strip Courtney Love
Summer's Coming Sean Watkins
Summertime in the LBC The Dove Shack
Surf Ain't No City (It's the Whole South Bay) Brakkers
Surfin' U.S.A. The Beach Boys (various surf spots in California)
Surf Route 101 Jan and Dean
Sweet Dreams My LA Ex Rachel Stevens
Temecula Sunrise New Years Day
The Last Resort Eagles
The L.A. Of My Dreams Sony Holland
The World Began in Eden and Ended in Los Angeles Phil Ochs
They Will Kill Us All (Without Mercy) The Bronx
This Old Town Tom Petty
This Town The Go-Go's
Time Spent in Los Angeles Dawes
Three Little Pigs Green Jellÿ
To Die in L.A. West Indian Girl
To Live & Die in L.A. 2Pac
To Live and Die in L.A. Wang Chung
Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon) The Mamas & the Papas
Two Lost Angels Franky Perez
Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers
Under the Bridge The All Saints
Valley Girl Frank Zappa
Valley of the Dollz Lexington & 3rd
Van Nuys (Es Very Nice) Los Abandoned
Venice, USA Red Elvises
Venice USA Van Morrison
Ventura Lexington & 3rd (references Ventura Boulevard)
Ventura Blvd Tom Hagan
The Vicodin Song Terra Naomi
Wailin' in West Covina The Spectrums
Walking in L.A. Missing Persons
Walking in Los Angeles Kate Micucci
Wannabe in L.A. Eagles of Death Metal
War Within a Breath Rage Against the Machine
Watts Riot KAM
The Way The Story Goes Tim Foust
"We Built This City Starship
We from the LBC"" " Bad Azz feat. Snoop Dogg
We Lost Our Way Chris Isaak
We Run L.A. Ya Boy
Weekend in L.A. The Toasters
Welcome Me Indigo Girls
"Welcome to the Boomtown David & David
Welcome to Hollywood"" " Mitchel Musso
Welcome to the Jungle Guns N' Roses
West L.A. Fadeaway Grateful Dead
Whittier Blvd. Thee Midniters
Who Would've Thought Rancid (Echo Park)
Who's Down Kingspade ("P-town" – Placentia)
Why You'd Want to Live Here Death Cab for Cutie
Wild Side Mötley Crüe
William Faulkner in Hollywood Tom Russell Band
Winter The Rolling Stones (reference to Stone Canyon)
Wrong Way to Hollywood Wall of Voodoo
Yo Home To Bel-Air DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma David Frizzell and Shelly West (reference to L.A. County)
White Guilt The Bronx
San Francisco and the Bay Area
Title Artist(s)
99 Miles to San Francisco April Matson
408 Funktion Killa Sharks
707 Mac Dre
All Dressed Up for San Francisco The Philosopher Kings
All the Lost Souls Welcome You to San Francisco American Music Club
Autumn Joanna Newsom
Back in San Francisco The Orange Peels
The Ballad of San Francisco Caedmon's Call
The Ballad of Wilhelm Fink Green Day
The Bay Lyrics Born
The Bay Zion I
Berkeley is My Baby and I Wanna Kill It Blatz
The Best in Me Sherwood
Bixby Canyon Bridge Death Cab for Cutie
The Blind Leaving the Blind Punch Brothers
Bodega Bay Glen Uber
Caldecott Tunnel Something Corporate
Calling San Francisco Tommy Castro
Campbell California Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards
Carlotta Valdez Harvey Danger
The Chapter in Your Life Entitled San Francisco The Lucksmiths
Christie Road Green Day
Christmas in San Francisco Vic Damone
City Hall Vienna Teng
Cold Wind Arcade Fire
Come Back from San Francisco The Magnetic Fields
Come Monday Jimmy Buffett
Condition Oakland Jawbreaker
Convoy C.W. McCall ("about a mile outta Shaky Town")
Danville Girl Woody Guthrie
Deep Kick Red Hot Chili Peppers
Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) Woody Guthrie
Desvelado Bobby Pulido
Don't Gimme No Bammer Weed RBL Posse
Don't Marry Her The Beautiful South
Down and Out in San Francisco Martha Berner
Down in Oakland Transplants
Down on Mission Street Lloyd Cole
Down in Frisco Jon English
Do You Know The Way to San Jose Burt Bacharach, performed by Dionne Warwick, Neil Diamond, Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Drunk in San Francisco San Quinn & Tuf Luv
Earthquake Weather All Bets Off
Fake Tales of San Francisco Arctic Monkeys
Fasting in San Francisco Lupon
Frisco Blues John Lee Hooker
Frisco Niggaz Messy Marv, San Quinn, Jt the Bigga Figga, Black C.
Frisco Town Memphis Minnie
Gilman Street (Berkeley) The Mr. T Experience
Girl in the Blue Velvet Band Peter Rowan
Golden Gate Al Jolson
Golden Gate Bridge Rose Melberg
Goodnight, San Francisco The Bittersweets
The Golden Gate John Vanderslice
Got the Gate on the Golden Gate Mel Tormé
Grace Cathedral Hill The Decemberists
Grace Cathedral Park Red House Painters
The Grand Duchess of San Francisco American Music Club
Groveland Welcomes You Carmen Taira
The Haircut Song Ray Stevens
Haight Street Anberlin
Half Moon Bay Ronnie Day
Half Moon Bay Tom Grant
Half Moon Bay Train
Hazy SF Six Organs of Admittance
Hello, San Francisco Buddy Guy
Honeymoon in San Francisco Of Montreal
Hyphy The Federation
I Left My Heart in San Francisco Tony Bennett
I'm Always Drunk in San Francisco Carmen McRae
If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead) Counting Crows
In America the Charlie Daniels Band (reference to the San Francisco Bay)
In San Francisco The Welcome Matt
In San Francisco (Wake Me Up) The Welcome Matt
In San Francisco Watching SLC Punk Ghost Runner on Third
In the Sixties Sarine Voltage
Into Action Tim Armstrong featuring Skye Sweetnam
Josie John Stewart
Journey to the End of the East Bay Rancid
Judy Is a Punk The Ramones ("both went down to Frisco, joined the SLA")
Julia (Come Out of the Rain) Josh Rouse
Jumpers Sleater-Kinney
Keep Hoping, St. Francis Kristene Mueller
K-L-M Line The Fairways
King of Disco Akcent
Left of the Dial The Replacements
Let's Go Back to San Francisco (Parts 1 and 2) The First Class (although recorded by Tony Burrows with this group, this two-part song appeared on a compilation album for The Flower Pot Men (Burrows' former group) later on)
Let's Go to San Francisco (Parts 1 and 2) The Flower Pot Men
Life in San Francisco Girls
Lights Journey
Lights Out in San Francisco Craig Chaquico
Linden Arden Stole the Highlights Van Morrison
A Little Bit of Everything Dawes
Love on Haight Street BT
Make Like Paper Red House Painters
Matkalla San Franciscoon Edu Kettunen
Mean Old Frisco Arthur Crudup, covered by Eric Clapton, Jackie DeShannon
Mercury News Lucy Wainwright Roche
Million Paul Kantner & Grace Slick
Mission Bells The Aislers Set
Mission in the Rain Jerry Garcia Band
The Mission is Bitchin The Units
Mission Street Vienna Teng
Misty Mountain Hop Led Zeppelin
Moon over Marin The Dead Kennedys
My Brother Lived in San Francisco Joan Ryan
My Side of the City Beulah
New Oakland Mistah F.A.B.
New Year's Kiss Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
New Zealand Pines John Vanderslice
Oakland Too Short
Oakland Stroke Tower of Power
Oaktown The K.G.B.
Oh! There's a Disco in San Francisco This Romantic Tragedy
Okie From Muskogee Merle Haggard (reference to San Francisco)
On a San Francisco High Sony Holland
Pacific Dust The Mother Hips
Pacific Heights Pep Love
Palo Alto Radiohead
Perfect Blue Buildings (Berkeley) Counting Crows
Piazza, New York Catcher Belle and Sebastian
Planet Fillmore San Quinn
Rendez-Vous: Potrero Hill Architecture in Helsinki
Ride Captain Ride Blues Image
Rob Fraser's Welcome to San Francisco Eric Rigler & Alasdair Fraser
Sad But True Transplants (Berkeley)
Saint Dominic's Preview Van Morrison
Samba de Sausalito Santana
San Fran Kids of 88
San Franciscan Nights Eric Burdon & The Animals
San Francisco, Walter Jurmann and Bronislaw Kaper, performed by Jeanette MacDonald, covered by Judy Garland
San Francisco Alkaline Trio
San Francisco Brett Dennen
San Francisco Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks
San Francisco Cascada
San Francisco Citylife
San Francisco Damian Anderson
San Francisco David Perskie
San Francisco Die Flippers
San Francisco The Dingees
San Francisco Ember FX
San Francisco Foxygen
San Francisco Frédéric François
San Francisco Gene Defcon
San Francisco Hello Saferide
San Francisco Jesse Rhodes aka Stegosaurus
San Francisco Jill Sobule
San Francisco The KOLIN
San Francisco Kristin Hersh
San Francisco Lucero (band)
San Francisco Maxime Le Forestier
San Francisco Midicronica
San Francisco Mike Burns
San Francisco The Mowgli's
San Francisco MU330
San Francisco Richard March
San Francisco Rufus Wainwright
San Francisco Sarah RabDAU
San Francisco Sherman Baker
San Francisco Son of Dave
San Francisco Spouse
San Francisco Steve Tannen
San Francisco Ten Mile Tide
San Francisco Vanessa Carlton
A San Francisco Vission Latina
San Francisco (In Situ) They Might Be Giants
San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) Scott McKenzie
San Francisco (The Rhythm) Eskmo
San Francisco (You've Got Me) Village People
San Francisco, 1906 Capybara
San Francisco Anthem San Quinn feat Big Rich and Boo Banga (Produced by Traxamillion)
San Francisco Bay Lee Oskar
San Francisco Bay Blues Jesse Fuller
San Francisco B.C. Silver Jews
San Francisco Bound The Pimps of Joytime
San Francisco Days Chris Isaak
San Francisco Fan Joe Jackson
San Francisco Fat NOFX
San Francisco FM Blues Doug Sahm
San Francisco Holiday Thelonious Monk
San Francisco Hussle Silver Convention
San Francisco Knights People Under the Stairs
San Francisco on the Water Arik Einstein
San Francisco Payphone Catch 22
San Francisco Saturdays John Callahan
San Francisco Shuffle Meade
San Francisco Song Camera Obscura
San Francisco, Take Me Back Band of Annuals
San Francisco Via Chicago Blues The Elected
San-Ho-Zay Albert King
Santa Rosa Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Sausalito George Duke
Sausalito Conor Oberst
Sausalito Summernight Diesel
Save Me, San Francisco Train
Sequel Harry Chapin
The SFC RBL Posse, The Get Low Playay, and San Quinn
Shark Infested The Killa Sharks
Shoot Out in Chinatown The Band
Show'n Love The Killa Sharks
(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay Otis Redding
Snow in San Anselmo Van Morrison
So Long, San Francisco Glenn Yarbrough
Soul Shadows Bill Withers
The Sound of San Francisco Global Deejays
Standing on the Moon Grateful Dead
Still in Saigon Charlie Daniels Band ("Got on a plane in 'Frisco and got off in Vietnam")
Strawberry Wine Ryan Adams
Stuart and the Avenue Green Day
A Summer in San Francisco Hendrik Meurkens
Sunday Night in San Francisco Mel Tormé
Sunny California Saskia Eurlings
Swansea Joanna Newsom
Take it Easy San Francisco Emily Wells
Tania Camper Van Beethoven
Taxi Harry Chapin
Tenderloin Rancid
Theme from The Streets of San Francisco Patrick Williams
Tiny Montgomery Bob Dylan
To: San Francisco The Spill Canvas
Vallejo Mac Dre
The Vowels, Pt. 2 Why?
Wake Me Up in San Francisco Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band
We Built This City Starship
Welcome 2 Da Bay Yukmouth
Welcome to Paradise Green Day
When I Come Around Green Day
Who Needs the Peace Corps? Frank Zappa
Yay Area E-40
Yerba Buena Bounce The Hot Club of San Francisco
You Always Said You Hated San Francisco Jonah Matranga
Young San Francisco Boy in Static
Other Locations, Cities, and Streets
Title Artist(s)
16th Street (San Diego) Invictus
26 Miles (Santa Catalina) The Four Preps
96 Miles to Bakersfield George Lindsey
Albatross + Ivy Limbeck
Alone in Santa Cruz the Ataris
Back to the 101 (or simply "101" in the U.S.) Albert Hammond, Jr.
Back to Salinas Mary McCaslin
Bakersfield Social Distortion
Bakersfield Tom Russell
Big Sur Adam Franklin
Big Sur King of Woolworths
Big Sur Magic Castles
Big Sur Mason Jennings
Big Sur The Thrills
Billy the Mountain Frank Zappa
Bixby Canyon Bridge Death Cab for Cutie
The Blondes of Santa Barbara Saint Milkweed
Booyaka 619 (current theme song of wrestler Rey Mysterio) WWE
Brand New Orange Limbeck
Bubble Toes Jack Johnson
Call of the West Wall of Voodoo
Caltrans Doo Doo Wah (a song about California Department of Transportation road crews)
Cambria Jason Bennett
Catalina The Descendents
Celluloid Heroes The Kinks
City of Deygo Mike Nasty
Cloudy Simon & Garfunkel (references Berkeley and Carmel)
Coronado II Polaris
Cucamonga Frank Zappa
Deckchairs and Cigarettes The Thrills
Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) Woody Guthrie
(Don't You Go To) Goleta Camper Van Beethoven
Don't Mess With the Mayor (Carmel) The Medflys
Don't Wait on Me The Statler Brothers (references San Diego)
Dream Life of Rand McNally Jason Mraz
El Camino Real Alfred Reed
El Caminos in the West Grandaddy
Far Away Eyes The Rolling Stones (references Bakersfield and L.A.)
For What It's Worth Buffalo Springfield
Freeport Boulevard (Sacramento) Jackie Greene
Friend of the Devil Grateful Dead
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash
Get 'Em Outa Here (Sweet Home San Diego) Sprung Monkey
Going Back to Big Sur Johnny Rivers
Gone Country Alan Jackson (references L.A. and "The Valley")
Go to Montecito The High Llamas
Grapevine Fires Death Cab for Cutie
Heading for Hesperia F.X. MacDonald
Heart of Gold Neil Young (references Hollywood and Redwood City)
Holly (would you turn me on) All Time Low
Highway 101 Social Distortion
I Don't Like Mondays The Boomtown Rats
I Got the Blues in Santa Cruz Horace Silver
I'm a Raider Luniz
I'm Coming Home Robert Earl Keen (references San Jose, Monterey Bay, and Santa Cruz)
I Wish I Looked a Little Better Sparks
I Woke Up in a Car Something Corporate (references San Diego)
Johnny Come Lately Steve Earle (references San Diego)
June on the West Coast Bright Eyes
Kern River Merle Haggard
Kern River Dave Alvin
La Jolla Grey Boy
The Lady from Twentynine Palms The Andrews Sisters
Leaving Las Vegas Sheryl Crow
Lodi Creedence Clearwater Revival
Lonesome Santa Barbara Blues Mark Roberts
"Make-Up and Faded Blue Jeans Merle Haggard
Manzanar"" " Tom Russell
Matterhorn Joy Electric
Meet Me In The Middle Allstar Weekend (references Pacific Coast Highway and San Diego)
Mendo Loose Change
Mendocino The Sir Douglas Quintet
Mendocino Desperados Bob Gibson
Mendocino County Line Willie Nelson and Lee Ann Womack
Miles from Monterey West Indian Girl
Modesto Is Not That Sweet The Hold Steady
Montecito White Trash Barbecue Claude Hopper
Monterey Eric Burdon & The Animals
Monterey Rhythma
Morning Misty Eyes Tommy Flanders
Ms. Santa Cruz County Cracker
Never Been to Spain Hoyt Axton (references Needles)
Next to Highway Number 10 John George Campbell
O Valencia! The Decemberists
Ocean Avenue Yellowcard
October in Oxnard Rake and the Surftones
Old Cayucos Craig Melia
On Interstate 15 Wall of Voodoo
Pacific Coast Highway Burt Bacharach
Pacific Coast Highway Courtney Love
Pacific Coast Highway The Mamas & the Papas
Pacific Coast Highway Sonic Youth
Pacific Coast Party Smash Mouth
Paddle Out (song about surfing in Santa Cruz) Sublime
Palmdale Afroman
Pebble Beach Vince Guaraldi
Pescadero Days Gary Gates
Postcard from Lompoc Kreg Viesselman
Pretty Girl from San Diego The Avett Brothers
Quiet Beach Town Franklin For Short (references Ventura)
Ramona Moraga Babyland
Red Hill Mining Town U2 (Joshua Tree)
Revelation Big Sur Red House Painters
Riverside The Beat Farmers
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) Bruce Springsteen
The Rocket Ships of La Jolla Jesus Jones
The Rose of the San Joaquin Tom Russell
Route 66 Nat "King" Cole
Route 101 Herb Alpert
Running on Empty Jackson Browne
Sacramento Cuf
St. Modesto Chris Walla
Salinas Jackie DeShannon
San Andreas Fault Natalie Merchant
San Ber'dino Frank Zappa
San Berdoo Sunburn Eagles of Death Metal
San Berdu The Vandals
San Bernardino The Mountain Goats
San Bernardino Satanic Surfers
San Diego Burning Brides
San Diego Feeder
San Diego L.A. Symphony
San Diego Parmalee
San Diego Roy Zimmerman
San Diego Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra
San Diego Starlight Mints
San Diego The Eternal Afflict
San Diego is Burning Agent 51
San Diego Serenade Tom Waits
San Diego Song The Coronas
San Diego Zoo The 6ths (Barbara Manning Vocals)
San Luis Obispo Ted Wulfers
San Luis Obispo Coyote (Marcy Brenner & Lou Castro)
San Simeon Bryan Ferry
San Simeon Goldfinger
Santa Barbara Matthew Hart
Santa Barbara Meg & Dia
Santa Barbara Mellow the Band
Santa Barbara Ronnie Milsap
Santa Barbara The Superficials
Santa Barbara World Party
Santa Carla Twilight Tiger Army
Santa Cruz Brian Sharpe
Santa Cruz Fatboy Slim
Santa Cruz JJ Cale
Santa Cruz (You're Not That Far) The Thrills
Siren on the 101 Over It
Someone else's parking lot in Santa Cruz The Mountain Goats
South Coast Tom Russell
South Coast Dave Stamey
Summer '79 The Ataris
Summertime (Mendocino County) Crimpshrine
Streets of Bakersfield Buck Owens
Streets of Bakersfield Dwight Yoakam with Buck Owens
Studebaker Warren Zevon (Monterey, Fresno, Hwy 99)
Surfin' U.S.S.R Ray Stevens (references to Malibu)
Sutter's Mill Dan Fogelberg
Talk to Me of Mendocino Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Talk to Me of Mendocino Linda Ronstadt (also covered by Lee Ann Womack)
Ten Miles to Bliss Val Holler
Tight Wad Hill Green Day
Trouble Child Joni Mitchell
Ukiah The Doobie Brothers
Vienna Billy Joel
Ventura Lucinda Williams
Ventura Whiskey Chimp
Ventura County Line Fur Dixon and Steve Werner
Ventura Highway America
Ventura, Ventura Space People Shinobu
Village of the Sun Frank Zappa (Palmdale)
We Weren't Crazy Josh Gracin
Where the Streets Have No Name U2 (Joshua Tree)
White Boy from Sacramento Timothy B. Schmit


Man, I wonder why there are SO MANY MORE songs about California than there are about Ohio? I mean there are more songs just CALLED "California" than have ever been written about Ohio in the history of the world!

It's a mystery. I really can't imagine what could account for this difference.

Ah, well. I guess we'll never know.

(The box score thing isn't working right now so just imagine that thing is here okay?)

Prediction:Sharks win, and several more songs are written about the glory of California.

Video Gamery: My 24th-favorite video game is the Silent Hill series, which probably takes place in Ohio.