Top Ten Songs About CaliforniaPetSounds How's it going, TTT? My criteria's rather loose. If it mentions Cali or a location therein, it's cool.
The Top Ten
It's rated so highly for a reason. - PetSounds
Where I come from, you're lucky if you've got ANY leaves on the trees--brown or not. - PetSounds
I hate this annoying song so much. The Mamas and the Papas harmonizing drives me bonkers and Cass Elliot’s voice drives me nuts 🥜
I could have easily filled this entire list with Beach Boys songs, but this is the most obvious. - PetSounds
NOT the god-awful Eminem ripoff. - PetSounds
This song means so much to me. It's always been a favorite. - Beatlesboy9
Seems Jim Morrison is also obsessed with a California girl. - PetSounds
"Take a jumbo across the water
Like to see America
See the girls in California
Hoping it's going to come true…" - PetSounds
George Harrison wrote this song while sitting in a rental house on LA's Blue Jay Way. A couple years later, Paul Simon wrote "Cecilia" in the same house. Must be some good vibrations in the air. - PetSounds
John Fogerty wrote this specifically about Putah Creek, near Lake Berryessa, where he went camping as a kid.
The line "Old Cody Junior took me over... if you get lost, come on home to green river" was about William Cody Junior [Buffalo Bill's son] who was the concessionaire during Fogerty's youth.
Famously a ripoff of the Beach Boys
Many people erroneously think it is an anti-Vietnam song, but it is about riots on the Sunset Strip.
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2. California - Joni Mitchell
3. California Dreamin' - The Mamas and The Papas
2. Hotel California - The Eagles
3. California Girls - The Beach Boys