Top Ten Songs About California

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How's it going, TTT? My criteria's rather loose. If it mentions Cali or a location therein, it's cool.

The Top Ten

1 California Dreamin' - The Mamas and The Papas California Dreamin' - The Mamas and The Papas

Where I come from, you're lucky if you've got ANY leaves on the trees--brown or not. - PetSounds

2 Hotel California - The Eagles Hotel California - The Eagles

It's rated so highly for a reason. - PetSounds

3 California Girls - The Beach Boys California Girls - The Beach Boys

I could have easily filled this entire list with Beach Boys songs, but this is the most obvious. - PetSounds

4 Say Goodbye to Hollywood - Billy Joel Say Goodbye to Hollywood - Billy Joel

NOT the god-awful Eminem ripoff. - PetSounds

5 L.A. Woman - The Doors L.A. Woman - The Doors

Seems Jim Morrison is also obsessed with a California girl. - PetSounds

6 Come Monday - Jimmy Buffett Come Monday - Jimmy Buffett
7 Breakfast In America - Supertramp Breakfast In America - Supertramp

"Take a jumbo across the water
Like to see America
See the girls in California
Hoping it's going to come true…" - PetSounds

8 Blue Jay Way - The Beatles Blue Jay Way - The Beatles

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

9 San Franciscan Nights - Eric Burdon & The Animals San Franciscan Nights - Eric Burdon & The Animals
10 California - Joni Mitchell California - Joni Mitchell

The Newcomers

? Going to California - Led Zeppelin Going to California - Led Zeppelin

This song means so much to me. It's always been a favorite. - Beatlesboy9

The Contenders

11 I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Tony Bennett I Left My Heart in San Francisco - Tony Bennett
12 Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
13 Californication - The Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication - The Red Hot Chili Peppers
14 Love Street - The Doors Love Street - The Doors
15 Creeque Alley - The Mamas and The Papas Creeque Alley - The Mamas and The Papas
16 Culver Moon - Jackson Browne Culver Moon - Jackson Browne
17 I Love L.A. - Randy Newman I Love L.A. - Randy Newman
18 Little Old Lady (from Pasadena) - Jan & Dean Little Old Lady (from Pasadena) - Jan & Dean
19 Hollywood Swingin' - Kool and the Gang Hollywood Swingin' - Kool and the Gang
20 Hollywood Nights - Bob Seger Hollywood Nights - Bob Seger
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1. California Girls - The Beach Boys
2. California - Joni Mitchell
3. California Dreamin' - The Mamas and The Papas
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2. Hotel California - The Eagles
3. California Girls - The Beach Boys
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