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(Deslidefied)   Famous songs about every state. Do you like the song associated for where you live? What other songs would you suggest?   ( deslide.clusterfake.net) divider line
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2018-01-03 10:31:19 AM  
New Hampshire's is incorrect... Sadly would say Granite State of Mind
GRANITE STATE OF MIND by SSP and Jay Z full video the super secret project
Youtube qjxraD723Ks
 
2018-01-03 10:46:33 AM  
That entire list is a farking trainwreck.
 
2018-01-03 10:49:56 AM  
Not even including the editing.
Massachusetts
"I'm Shipping Up to Boston" by Dropkick Murphys
Spotify plays: 81,021,187
Tracy Turnblad sings this happy-go-lucky tune on her way to school in Hairspray, the 2002 musical inspired by the cult favorite 1988 John Waters film. Cheeky lyrics like "There's the flasher who lives next door / There's the bum on his barroom school / They wish me luck on my way to school" make it a favorite among theater fans and Baltimoreons alike.
 
2018-01-03 10:57:35 AM  
Canada is easier.  Every official Canadian province song was basically written by Stompin Tom:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/​m​usic/12-songs-that-make-stompin-tom-a-​canadian-folk-hero/article9469893/
 
2018-01-03 11:02:39 AM  
Illinois
"Casimir Pulaski Day" by Sufjan Stevens
Though this Sufjan Stevens song never mentions the state by name...


JFC


The Illinois Enema Bandit - Frank Zappa
Youtube p2J_tYGH8yA


/Honorable mention: Dan Fogelberg's 'Illinois'
 
2018-01-03 11:13:25 AM  
Famous songs about every state?  I figured this would be a list of every annoying, lame RHCP song since the late 90s.
 
2018-01-03 11:17:41 AM  
Ylvis - Massachusetts [Official music video HD] (Explicit Lyrics)
Youtube JvUMV1N7eGM
 
2018-01-03 11:28:28 AM  
I just love how Missouri is a copy-pasta of Mississippi.
 
2018-01-03 11:33:03 AM  
Chris Stapleton's bluesy tune about getting drunk on love as "smooth as Tennessee whiskey ... as sweet as strawberry wine" is just so easy to sing along to. Listen to it while sipping some Wild Turkey for the ultimate effect.

What Tennessee whisky looks like:
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What Tennessee whiskey does NOT look like:
img.fark.netView Full Size


Get that Kentucky crap out of here.
 
2018-01-03 11:38:47 AM  
They pick that idiot Charley Daniels and the devil song and ignore Ray Charles and Georgia on My Mind? I am at a loss for words.
 
2018-01-03 11:44:13 AM  
George Strait All My Ex's Live In Texas Live
Youtube lMNw_-yUm_0


Except all my ex's is live in Florida, so I don't have to hang my hat in Tennessee.
/Texan
//Sort of
///I live here, it's aight.
 
2018-01-03 11:45:21 AM  
New Mexico's state song should be "Stolen Car" by Bruce Springsteen.

Our new motto should also be "Come for the Chile. Stay because your car was stolen"
 
2018-01-03 11:47:47 AM  
I've always liked that nearly everything in Take Me Home Country Roads is in Virginia not West Virginia
 
2018-01-03 11:50:09 AM  

mrshowrules: Canada is easier.  Every official Canadian province song was basically written by Stompin Tom:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/m​usic/12-songs-that-make-stompin-tom-a-​canadian-folk-hero/article9469893/


Canada is Really Big by The Arrogant Worms
Youtube tOM-TmZBzZo
 
2018-01-03 11:50:24 AM  
I'm fine with "Rocky Mountain High" being Colorado's.

Nebraska's should have been an entire album.
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2018-01-03 11:51:52 AM  
Great.  Ohio gets some YouTube 'star', instead of something from The Pretenders, or Neil Young, or the theme song to WKRP or the Drew Carey show.
 
2018-01-03 11:53:09 AM  
Also, New Mexico should have been
The Lights of Albuquerque - Jim Glaser
Youtube gIac4ioK3Ko
 
2018-01-03 11:57:11 AM  
I don't like Montana's. I like our actual state song and the old cowboy song "my homes is in Montana" but if I'm choosing a more modern song I'd choose Frank Zappa's Movin to Montana.

Frank Zappa 'Montana' (1973)
Youtube 220xlHky1SY
 
2018-01-03 11:57:47 AM  

tjsands1118: I don't like Montana's. I like our actual state song and the old cowboy song "my homes is in Montana" but if I'm choosing a more modern song I'd choose Frank Zappa's Movin to Montana.

[YouTube video: Frank Zappa 'Montana' (1973)]


This.
 
2018-01-03 11:58:08 AM  
The Kinks - State of Confusion
Youtube KnHw_1h0-fE
 
2018-01-03 12:02:26 PM  
For Georgia you have Charlie Daniels or Ray Charles.  Tough call.
 
2018-01-03 12:05:10 PM  
BIOGRAPHICAL FUNFACT!

I would have picked "(Going To) Alaska" by the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black.  I saw them perform live once decades ago and the song is so freaking catchy it's the only thing I remember about the evening.

THE VOLUPTUOUS HORROR OF KAREN BLACK alaska
Youtube XoTolgUUgCQ
 
2018-01-03 12:06:18 PM  
Michigan: home of mom's spaghetti.
 
2018-01-03 12:06:25 PM  
Florida, that's not a picture of Jimmy Buffett.
 
2018-01-03 12:08:40 PM  
Nice to see Blossom Dearie remembered.
Blossom Dearie - Rhode Island Is Famous For You
Youtube Ig2daWp-Pls
 
2018-01-03 12:13:04 PM  
From TFA:

"Jersey Girl" by Bruce Springsteen

Would like a word with the twenty-something twink writing that list:

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2018-01-03 12:14:28 PM  
I thought this would be a good one for Pennsylvania:

Pennsylvania Guys by SSM (Sloppy Secondz Music) - Music Video - Katy Perry Parody
Youtube t7ek7SWauEI
 
2018-01-03 12:16:36 PM  
The one for Texas is a good one but so is this
Little Texas - God Blessed Texas
Youtube mbH60wCO-Yw
 
2018-01-03 12:17:05 PM  
California got "California Gurls" by katy perry??
Uh, Beach Boys "California Girls"? Led Zeppelin "Going to California"? The Mamas and the Papas "California Dreamin"? Farking Dead Kennedys "California Uber Alles"?
 
2018-01-03 12:19:44 PM  

RedHead87: New Hampshire's is incorrect... Sadly would say Granite State of Mind
[Youtube qjxraD723Ks image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/qjxraD72​3Ks]


Friends of mine were in a SSP video they shot at the NH Renfaire.

/And yeah, at least half that list was clownshoes.
 
2018-01-03 12:22:26 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: From TFA:

"Jersey Girl" by Bruce Springsteen

Would like a word with the twenty-something twink writing that list:

[cps-static.rovicorp.com image 400x338]


Came here to say this.
We'll, that and "Your blog sucks."
 
2018-01-03 12:27:51 PM  
Could pull double duty for Ohio and Texas:

Bowling For Soup - Ohio (Come Back to Texas)
Youtube wBWNgg8CClc
 
2018-01-03 12:35:27 PM  
Since the song for Illinois just has to be about Chicago, how about "Lake Shore Drive" by Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah?
 
Ant
2018-01-03 12:38:41 PM  
Washington
"Posse on Broadway" by Sir Mix-a-Lot


Uh, no. Washington's state song is Louie Louie. Everyone knows that.
 
2018-01-03 12:45:48 PM  
Overzealous work filter hates DeSlide.

I'ma assume for Ohio it's either Neil Young or The Pretenders.
 
2018-01-03 12:46:42 PM  
I happen to be listening to this at the moment:
Sufjan Stevens - Michigan [Full Album]
Youtube UsZTQjsqiXI

It's a perfect listen for a snowy MI day.
 
2018-01-03 12:46:45 PM  

Microsoft_Bob: California got "California Gurls" by katy perry??
Uh, Beach Boys "California Girls"? Led Zeppelin "Going to California"? The Mamas and the Papas "California Dreamin"? Farking Dead Kennedys "California Uber Alles"?


California Dreaming?
California Dreams - Theme Song Video
Youtube Mp823uNEi6o
 
2018-01-03 12:50:05 PM  

Myrdinn: I just love how Missouri is a copy-pasta of Mississippi.


Yeah, that's a little insulting, but it could be worse...

Microsoft_Bob: California got "California Gurls" by katy perry??
Uh, Beach Boys "California Girls"? Led Zeppelin "Going to California"? The Mamas and the Papas "California Dreamin"? Farking Dead Kennedys "California Uber Alles"?


Because this. All the songs about California (don't forget Tupac's "California Love" or Diesel's "Sausalito Summer Nights" or hell, a significant fraction of music since the late '40s), and they pick some poorly spelled dreck from Katy Perry? California definitely got handed a worse insult than just pasting Mississippi's text there.
 
2018-01-03 12:53:37 PM  
California Gurls by Katy Perry?
Devil Went Down To Georgia by CDB? No Ray Charles?

GTFO
 
2018-01-03 01:01:21 PM  
Not a lot of options for VT but there is this

WHITE CHRISTMAS :SNOW
Youtube CH2KGboA35c
 
2018-01-03 01:10:22 PM  

vudukungfu: That entire list is a farking trainwreck.


Isn't it?!
Cities aren't states.

/ Pennsylvania Polka ;)
 
2018-01-03 01:14:49 PM  
Better Louisiana song...

Randy Newman - Louisiana 1927
Youtube 91Eb3FiebTs
 
2018-01-03 01:19:00 PM  

Microsoft_Bob: California got "California Gurls" by katy perry?? Uh, Beach Boys "California Girls"? Led Zeppelin "Going to California"? The Mamas and the Papas "California Dreamin"? Farking Dead Kennedys "California Uber Alles"?


California by Manfred Mann's Earth Band
Youtube DI1MqxhnmJQ
 
2018-01-03 01:25:52 PM  
I have no idea what the song is for Connecticut, but it ought to be Aerosmith's "I Live in Connecticut" - its lyrics entail everything good about this state.
 
2018-01-03 01:43:58 PM  

lindalouwho: vudukungfu: That entire list is a farking trainwreck.

Isn't it?!
Cities aren't states.

/ Pennsylvania Polka ;)


what I expected to see
 
2018-01-03 01:51:08 PM  
Tennessee's should have been Rocky Top.  Then John Denver would have 3 entries.
 
2018-01-03 01:57:43 PM  

Microsoft_Bob: California got "California Gurls" by katy perry??
Uh, Beach Boys "California Girls"? Led Zeppelin "Going to California"? The Mamas and the Papas "California Dreamin"? Farking Dead Kennedys "California Uber Alles"?


Hell, "California Here I Come" is better than "California Gurls"
 
2018-01-03 01:59:45 PM  
"Georgia On My Mind" has to be one of the best state songs ever, and on this list it doesn't even make the best Georgia song.
 
2018-01-03 02:02:00 PM  
'Portland Maine' by Tim no-talent-pretty-boy McGraw? Are you fu*king kidding me? How could it possibly be any song other than 'Tombstone Every Mile' by Dick Curless?
 
2018-01-03 02:05:45 PM  

MrBallou: Chris Stapleton's bluesy tune about getting drunk on love as "smooth as Tennessee whiskey ... as sweet as strawberry wine" is just so easy to sing along to. Listen to it while sipping some Wild Turkey for the ultimate effect.

What Tennessee whisky looks like:
[img.fark.net image 547x726]

What Tennessee whiskey does NOT look like:
[img.fark.net image 640x640]

Get that Kentucky crap out of here.


Wife gave me some Makers Mark 46 for xmas. Apparently it's premium and more pricey than regular MM. I prefer Evan Williams. To me it tastes better and a half gallon costs the same as a fifth of J. Daniels or J. Beam and a LOT less than MM.
 
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