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I'm going to be a total geek and make a playlist on my iPod relating to songs about Caifornia, songs with California in the title. (I want to keep myself motivated about a future move there, maybe and a near future trip to a friend's house!)

I know the obvious ones (Led Zeppelin, Phantom Planet, The Eagles, Mamas and the Papas) but can help me out here by completing the list I have going?

California Girls

California Dreaming

California

Hotel California

California Uber Alles (doesn't all have to be positive!)

It Never Seems To Rain in Southern California

California Love

*(maybe...I will be in the Southern part)

L.A. Woman

Nobody Walks in L.A.

Los Angeles

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Cheap Trick - "California Man"

The Runaways - "California Paradise"

Concrete Blonde - "Still In Hollywood"

The Motels - "So L.A."

Norman Greenbaum - "California Earthquake"

OP8 - "The Devil Loves L.A."

Drywall - "Back Towards Diamond Bar"

Roy Rogers & Dale Evans - "Out California Way"

Merle Haggard - "California Cottonfields"

Dwight Yoakam - "Streets Of Bakersfield"

The Jazz Butcher - "Bakersfield"

Ronny & The Daytonas - "California Bound"

Eddie Floyd - "California Girl"

Sweet - "California Nights"

Susan Raye - "L.A. International Airport"

Saint Etienne - "Downey, CA"

The Mountain Goats - "Home Again Garden Grove"

Aberdeen - "Sunny In California"

Warren Zevon - "Desperados Under The Eaves"

Neil Young - "California Sunset"

Tom Waits - "Jack & Neal / California, Here I Come"

The Ramones - "California Sun"

Johnny Cash - "Falsom Prison Blues"

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Kings Of Leon: California Waiting

Re "California Uber Alles": as well as the original Dead Kennedys versions (single and album are quite different from each other), there is also an excellent cover by Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, which is radically different again.

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Folsom State was in California, but it's more famous foritsline about Reno, Nevada, don't you think?

Thanks for the list though! I'll have to check all these out. I'm not really familiar with country music, but will check these out. :)

Let's see...

Little Old Lady From Pasadena

*maybe FreeFallin'

and All I Wanna Do?

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Ventura Highway-America

Rosecrantz Boulevard-The Fifth Dimension

Pacific Coast Highway-Ron Porter (instrumental)

I Love L.A.-Randy Newman

Los Angelinos-Billy Joel

Magdalene Lane-Don McLean

Edited by Guest
To add a couple more.

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I have Californication already, but thanks. :)

Sorry, I thought it might fit as you had your list to add to up there already and it was not on it :)

Could you add in the other songs you have so we don't duplicate them? Thanks.

I see you also want songs about California areas, not just California in the title :)

So, how about:

Drinking in L.A - Bran Van 3000

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San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) - Scott McKenzie

I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Tony Bennett

San Franciscan Nights - the Animals

Monterey - the Animals

Surfin' USA

and

Surin' Safari - Beach Boys

Tamalpais High (At About 3) - David Crosby

Student Demostration Time - Beach Boys

Century City - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Far Away Eyes - Rolling Stones

Lodi - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Willin' - Little Feat

John Stewart's California Bloodlines album

and from Dr. Demento...

Pico and Sepulveda - Felix Figueroa & His Orchestra

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SanFrancisco Bay Blues...Eric Clapton

Frisco Blues...John Lee Hooker

SanFrancisco Days...Chris Isaak

Ride Captain Ride...Blues Image

Louie To Frisco...Chuck Berry or George Thorogood

Lights....Journey

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OK this is what I have so far, in order to save repetition. (Also I have to sheepishly say as well that I am looking for songs about Southern California, some sort of landmark or city or something.)

Going Back To Cali LL Cool J

California Phantom Planet

Hotel California Eagles

California Uber Alles Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy

Free Fallin' Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (for its mention of Mulholland, Reseda, Ventura Boulevard, etc.)

Malibu Hole

Drinking in L.A. Bran Van 3000

Santa Monica Everclear

Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers

California Uber Alles Dead Kennedys

California Dreamin' The Mamas & The Papas

California Love Tupac and Dr. Dre

It Never Rains In Southern California Albert Hammond

L.A. Woman The Doors

Losing California Sloan

Walking In L.A. Missing Persons

I Left My Wallet In El Segundo A Tribe Called Quest

Going To California Led Zeppelin

I Love L.A. Randy Newman

I think it's a pretty good mix so far. :)

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