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50 Songs For 50 States

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While you wait for Sufjan Stevens to complete his 50 albums for 50 states, why not try this playlist out? 

Some states have inspired thousands of songs. California and Texas probably top the list, while Idaho, Connecticut and Utah are probably somewhere near the bottom when it comes to appearances in popular music.

A song does exist for the state you live in, I just can't promise it'll be a good one.

This playlist is my attempt to select the best song available for most of our 50 great states.

 

The Playlist:

1. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

2. North To Alaska - Johnny Horton

3. Arizona - Pedro The Lion

4. Mary Queen Of Arkansas - Bruce Springsteen

5. California - Joni Mitchell

6. Colorado - The Flying Burrito Brothers

7. Delaware Slide - George Thorogood

8. Connecticut - Michael Feinstein

9. Delaware Slide - George Thorogood

10. Deep Down In Florida - Muddy Waters

11. Georgia On My Mind - Willie Nelson

12. Hawaii - The Beach Boys

13. Private Idaho - The B-52's

14. Illinois - Dan Fogelberg

15. Indiana - The Samples

16. Iowa - Dar Williams

17. Kansas - Ian McCulloch

18. Kentucky - Edwin McCain

19. Louisiana - Duke Ellington

20. Maine Island Lovers - Okkervil River

21. Maryland - Shauna Burns

22. Massachusetts - Bee Gees

23. Michigan Water Blues - Jelly Roll Morton

24. Minnesota 1945 - Eddie From Ohio

25. Mississippi Queen - Mountain

26. Missouri - Low

27. Montana - Gipsy Kings

28. Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen

29. Sands Of Nevada - Mark Knopfler

30. New Hampshire - Sonic Youth

31. New Jersey - Red House Painters

32. New Mexico - Johnny Cash

33. New York, New York - Frank Sinatra

34. Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor

35. North Dakota - Lyle Lovett

36. Ohio - Over The Rhine

37. Portland Oregon - Loretta Lynn

38. Pennsylvania Polka - Frankie Yankovic

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