Top Ten Songs About the Southern United States

Britgirl
Just some really great songs about Southern United States. :) I know there are many more which I've missed; the ten I've chosen are the first that came to mind. Feel free to add the ones you know deserves to be here - or you could just vote for a favourite that is already added :)

The Top Ten

1 Louisiana Flood - Paul Butterfield's Better Days
2 Deep Down in Florida - Muddy Waters
3 Walking To New Orleans - Fats Domino
4 Memphis Tennessee - Chuck Berry
5 Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles
6 Oh Atlanta - Alison Krauss
7 All My Ex's Live In Texas - George Strait
8 Carolina on My Mind - James Taylor
9 Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe

Watch it, now. Gettin' a bit close to acknowledging Scots-Irish folk music. Careful. Might even start (gasp! ) liking it;).

10 Southern Accents - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

The Contenders

11 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

I wonder this song is just here. It's better than other ones up there. - waldo

12 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band
13 Southern Man - Neil Young

A song about the South by an arrogant Canadian hippie who doesn't know the first thing about squat. Lynyrd Skynyrd called it plain: "Southern man don't need him around, anyhow." Neither does any other real American.

14 Alabama - Neil Young
15 Goin' Back to New Orleans - Dr. John
16 Arkansas Boogie - Charlie Musselwhite
17 Poor Boy - Paul Butterfield's Better Days
18 Sweet Virginia - Rolling Stones
19 Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
20 Evangeline - The Band
21 Born on the Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival
22 St. Louis Blues - Bessie Smith
23 Memphis, Tennessee - Johnny Rivers
24 Alabamy Bound - Dean Martin
25 Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

Testically, Texas is the West, 'cept for the eastern part, which is the South. Simple, right? :)).

26 Mississippi Queen - Mountain
27 The Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton

"...And we fought the bloody British in the town of New Orleans.

We fired our guns but the British kept a-comin'; there wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago. We fired once more and they began to runnin' on down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico."

Cute. - Britgirl

28 Cotton Fields - Creedence Clearwater Revival
29 Lazy Bones - Leon Redbone

From the pen of Johnny Mercer and the piano of Hoagy Carmichael. 'Nuther good version by Geoff Muldaur and Amos Garrett off "Sweet Potatoes."

This is so cute! It was also sung by Oliver Hardy in the L&H film, Pardon Us. I think... - Britgirl

Geoff & Amos's version...Just finished listening to it whilst watching the blinds sway gently in the breeze of the open window. It's nice. Just really really nice... *sigh* it doesn't feel like I'm in the dentist's waiting room at all! :). - Britgirl

30 Carolina Moon - Perry Como
31 Carolina in the Morning - Dean Martin
32 South to Louisiana - Johnnie Allan
33 City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie

"Good morning America how are you? Say don't you know me? I'm your native son. I'm on the train they call the city of New Orleans and I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done."...

Also by Willie Nelson but Guthrie sings it with a tone of nostalgia and warmth in his voice, which I find extremely comforting. - Britgirl

34 City of Shreveport - Robert Mizzell
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