My wife and I were driving and started this conversation.
We came up with 11 different songs.
I mention only 2 here, so others can play.
Give song AND artist....
"Kentucky Women" - Neil Diamond
"New York, New York" - Frank Sinatra
How many can our "hive mind" come up with.
New York State of Mind - Billy Joel
Wait....In the Titles or in the song itself?
Georgia on My Mind, Ray Charles
Nite That the Lights Went Out In Ga, Vicki Lawrence
Carolina Girls, General Johnson
Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lived in all of these states. Yes, both Carolinas.
On Wisconsin (Fight Song)
Tennesee Waltz (many)
Georgia On My Mind (Ray Charles)
California Dreamin' (Beach Boys)
Louisiana 1927 (Randy Newman)
Waltz Across Texas (many)
The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You
Carolina Stomp (Eubie Blake?)
Ed to add:
My Old Kentucky Home
North to Alaska
Road to Alaska (BeeGees)
Mary Queen of Arkansas (Springstein)
Idaho (Four Seasons)
Indiana Wants Me
Yellow Rose of Texas -- Who the hell knows
Carry Me Back to Ol' Virginny.
Blue Hawaii. -Elvis
Carolina on my Mind -- James Taylor
California Girls -- Beach Boys/David Lee Roth
All My Exs Live in Texas -- George Strait
Alabama Getaway -- Grateful Dead
Alabama -- Neil Young
Tennessee Stud -- Johnny Cash
Road to Alaska -- The Beegees
Mary Queen of Arkansas -- Bruce Springsteen
Tenessee-- Arrested Development
Meet Virginia -- Train
Texas When I Die -- Tanya Tucker
Portland, Oregon -- Loretta Lynn/Jack White
Pennsylvania -6500 -- Glenn Miller
Oklahoma == Rogers & Hammerstein
New York Minute == Don Henley
Kentucky Woman -- Neil Diamond
Montana == Frank Zappa
Missippi Queen -- Lynrid Skynrd
Luchenbach, Texas -- Willie Nelso & Waylon Jennings
Idaho -- the Four Seasons
The Devil Went Down to Georgia -- Charlies Daniels Band
Fairbanks Alaska -- Joe Walsh
Georgia -- Elton John
Arizon -- Scorpions
The Night the Lighs Went Out in Georgia -- Vicky Lawrence
Hawaii -- Beach Boys
Lowell, MA -- Death Cab for Cutie
Georgia - Ray Charles, Willie Nelson.
God Bless Texas
OHIO - Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
My Home's in Alabama
Back home again in Indiana
James Hanley, Ballard MacDonald]
(Yeah I live in Illinois)
All My Exes Live in Texas - George Strait
ETA: Totally overlooked it, I'll think of another one.
I can think of a lot of them with cities, but not anymore with state names.
"OKLAHOMA" from the musical Oklahoma !
Does Interpol - NYC count? How about Death Cab for Cutie - State Street Residential? Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song?
REM - Texarkana is pretty close...
Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota Weird Al Yankovic
meet Virginia by train. Horrid song but I had to hear it every night when I worked in a bar
ZZ Top - My Head's in Mississippi
In my Tennessee mountain home Dolly
Kentucky Rain Elvis
Tennessee Vivian Rorie
Tennessee Arrested Development
Touchdown Tennessee Kenny Chesnee
The Boy from New York City, the Girl from Tennessee 5 chinese brothers
South Of Tennessee Evan and Jaron
I could google another 100 pages....
Rainy day in georgia
my two to offer at this point anyways, I have no idea who sings them, they were on the radio on my drive back today
North to Alaska
West Virginia - Hazel Dickens
Kansas City Star- Roger Miller
Arizona - By the guy who used to be in Paul Revere and the Raiders
Lucky old Colorado- Merle Haggard
"Okie" from Muskogee - OK so it might not count Merle Haggard
Louisiana Woman Mississippi Man- Conway Twitty Loretta Lynn
Tennessee Flattop Box - Cash
Tennessee River – Alabama
Tennessee Homesick Blues - Dolly Parton
Memphis Tennessee - Chuck Berry
Hills Of Tennessee ????
Californa Hear I come
if were counting folk songs. dont remember who wrote it thu.
If you're going to play in Texas-Alabama
Devil went down to georgia -Charlie Danials
Mississippi Mud - Hank Williams III
Carolina in my Mind - James Taylor
Colorado Kool-Aid - Johnny Paycheck
Texas Tornado - Tracy Lawerence
T for Texas - Grandpa Jones
The California Zephyr - Hank Williams Sr.
Im a Texas Cowboy - The Arkansas Woodchopper (Thats almost a twofer!)
Deep in the Heart of Texas -George Strait
Tennessee River Run - Daryl Worrley
Well thats all I see in my country CD's laying around.
bump- I want to see more!
I didn't see it so
What about Sweet Home Alabama
First of all, the ultimate "CITY" song was by Johnny Cash - I've Been Everywhere!!
With that said, here's a few for your list....
Detroit Rock City - Kiss
Tallahassee Lassie - Freddy Cannon
I Love L.A. - Randy Newman
The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous - Dan McAvoy (and others)
The Burning of Rome - E.T. Paull
Chatahoochee - Alan Jackson
Say Goodbye to Hollywood - Billy Joel
Chattanooga Choo Choo - Glen Miller
Kansas City - Fats Domino (and others)
Abilene - Buck Owens
Amarillo By Morning - George Strait
Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy - Red Foley
Amsterdam - Van Halen
Hot 'lanta - The Allman Brothers
Hollywood Babylon - The Misfits
Memphis, Tennessee - Chuck Berry (and others)
North To Alaska - Johnny Horton
California Man - The Move
California Man - Cheap Trick
My Little Coney Isle - Andrew Sterling
My Little Creole Babe - Maude Nugent
Upper Broadway After Dark - Edward Gardinie
Southern Girls - Cheap Trick
Big City Girls - April Wine
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan
157 Riverside Avenue - REO Speedwagon
Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
Nutbush City Limits - Ike & Tina Turner
Guitar Town - Steve Earle
Rio - Duran Duran
Scarborough Fair - Simon & Garfunkel
Allison Road - Gin Blossoms
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
One Night in Bangkok - Murray Head
Bron-Y-Aur & Bron-Y-Aur Stomp - Led Zeppelin
If I Ever Get Back to Oklahoma........Jason Boland & the Stragglers
Alabama.....Cross Canadian Ragweed
Texas on My Mind.....Pat Green
Jersey Girl - Springsteen
Kokomo - The beach boys (FL)
Kokomo is a state?
Devil went down to Georgia
South Texas Deathride - Union Underground
They kept runnin' you out and we are working on it.
Rocky Mountain High (Colorado) - John Denver
Sweet Home Alabama (Skynyrd)
My Home's in Alabama (Alabama)
Alabama (Young )
Alabama (Janis Ian - different song IIRC)
Alabama Rain (Croce)
Alabama Song (Doors)
Merry Christmas, Alabama (Buffett)
Stars Fell on Alabama (Buffett)
Alabamy Bound (old standard - various)
Alabama 69 (Humble Pie)
Alabama BBQ (Ink Spots)
Alabama Clay (Garth Brooks)
Then are some songs about some of those other states...
Oh Louisiana---Chuck Berry