A Song for Every U.S. State

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Hammerpeg, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Hammerpeg

    Hammerpeg Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Manitoba, Canada
    I wonder, can we complete this list with a song that mentions each of the 50 states in its title?

  2. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    Colorado: Colorado Girl (Townes van Zandt)
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  3. george nadara

    george nadara Forum Resident

    "When Electricity Came To Arkansas" by Black Oak Arkansas...

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  4. Illinois - Everly Brothers (written by Randy Newman)

    What would be interesting is if there is a song for every state where the title is just the name of the state, like the above. I did try and do that once, trawling AllMusic for ones I couldn't think of myself, but gave up before I reached the end.
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  5. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

    Great thread idea.

    Colorado - Rocky Mountain High
    West Virginia - Take Me Home Country Roads (almost heaven West Virginia)
    New Jersey - "counting the cars on the New Jersey turnpike" America by S&G
  6. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

  7. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    Caroline in my Mind (north Carolina......or south maybe) James Taylor
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  8. savemenow

    savemenow Forum Resident

    SE Pa
    Kinks - Oklahoma USA

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  9. savemenow

    savemenow Forum Resident

    SE Pa
    Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind

  10. Soulman58

    Soulman58 Forum Resident

    South Carolina - Flirtations
    Taos New Mexico - R. Dean Taylor
    Delaware - Perry Como
    Manhattan Kansas - Glen Campbell
    Have You Ever Been To Georgia - Peddlers
    Sanigaw Michigan - Lefty Frizell
    Nevada Fighter - Mike Nesmith & First National Band
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  11. averica

    averica infinite rider on the big dogma

    Sweet Virginia Breeze-The Robbin Thompson Band
  12. JozefK

    JozefK Forum Resident


    Billy Mize - "California Is Just Mississippi"

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  13. TheSeldomSeenKid

    TheSeldomSeenKid Forum Resident

    Private Idaho-B 52s
    Virginia Plain- Roxy Music
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  14. thematinggame

    thematinggame Forum Resident


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  15. DiBosco

    DiBosco Well-Known Member

    Manchester, UK
    The wonderful Nerina Pallot does a song called Idaho:

    If you don't know her and like female singer songwriters, her album Fires is one of the best albums this century (which admittedly isn't a crowded field!).
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  16. onlyacanvasky

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  17. onlyacanvasky

    onlyacanvasky Forum Resident

    That album and Year Of The Wolf are ridiculously good. Some of the Year Of EPs are also outstanding, Nerina’s one of my very favourite modern artists, and has the distinguished position of being one of the two artists whose (nearly) complete discography will never leave my iThing.
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  18. DiBosco

    DiBosco Well-Known Member

    Manchester, UK
    Really pleased to find another fan. If you ever get the chance to see her live she is just brilliant; she's an excellent musician, as nutty as a fruitcake and absolutely lovely. These days she'll come and sign your stuff after gigs too. Sorry to breifly hijack the thread.
  19. averica

    averica infinite rider on the big dogma

    thanks for the tip! i just ordered Dear Frustrated Superstar
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  20. Galactus2

    Galactus2 Forum Resident

    Stones - Sweet Virginia
  21. Rigsby

    Rigsby Forum Resident

    London, UK
    I think that's her best album, other brilliant moments in the discography but that's the classic for me. Rainbow may be one of my top twenty songs of all time .
  22. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Forum Resident

    'Carolina in My Mind' is about North Carolina. He grew up in Chapel Hill, NC. There is a bridge named after him in Chapel Hill.
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  23. ShockControl

    ShockControl Bon Vivant and Raconteur!

    Lotus Land
    Moonlight in Vermont
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  24. ShockControl

    ShockControl Bon Vivant and Raconteur!

    Lotus Land
    Do cities count? "My Cousin in Milwaukee" by the Gershwins.
  25. AWESOM-O

    AWESOM-O Forum Resident

    “Portland, Oregon” - Loretta Lynn & Jack White

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