Feel the Vibe With These 100 Best Songs About California

Mary Anthony Jun 3, 2019
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California - one may recognize it as the land of flowing milk and honey, the place of beaches, palm springs, Hollywood, a potpourri of cultures, glitz, and glamor. This post lists out the best songs featuring the high and fun life of California by various artists. Enjoy!

Sing the Official Song!

I Love You, California is the official state song, written by F. B. Silverwood and composed by A. F. Frankenstein. It was written in the early 1900s but became the The California State Song only when the California legislature passed a resolution in 1951.
There must be a billion songs written to capture the life in California. Every song depicts the city in a unique way, some about its diverse culture, life, warm beaches, party life and the Hollywood dream.
Representing an amalgamation of diverse cultures this state is the hub of talented artists and each have their own interpretation of the dream land. Given here are some of choicest tracks from different genres that you can enjoy.

100 Best Songs about California

◆ 101
Albert Hammond Jr.

A Long December
Counting Crows

◆ Big Sur
The Thrills

◆ Back to California
Carole King

◆ Back Home
Yellowcard

◆ Beverly Hills
Weezer
◆ Bakersfield Bound
Chris Hillman

◆ Back to California
Sugarcult

Back to California
The Wallflowers

◆ California
Rufus Wainwright

◆ California
Eddi Reader

◆ California
Dan Zanes
◆ California
The Weekend

◆ California
Hawk Nelson

◆ Catalina
Seven Foot Wave

◆ California Nights
Lesley Gore

California Day
Starland Vocal Band

◆ California Soul
Marlena Shaw
◆ California's Burning
Augustana

◆ California Sun
The Ramones

◆ California Rain
Silvertide

◆ California
The Simpletones

◆ California
Lenny Kravitz

◆ California
The Kooks
◆ California
Georgia Prophets

◆ California
Atherton

◆ California
The Beach Boys

◆ California
Bag of Toys

◆ California
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

◆ California One Youth and Beauty Brigade
The Decemberists
◆ California Sky
Unwritten Law & Blink 182

◆ California
Weezer

◆ California 2005
Phantom Planet

◆ California Girls
The Beach Boys

◆ California Gurls
Katy Perry ft Snoop Dog

◆ California Dreamin
Mamas and the Papas
◆ California Love
2Pac

◆ California Soul
The 5th Dimension

California
Joni Mitchell

◆ California Bound
Carolina Liar

◆ California
Metro Station

◆ California Love
2pac & Dr. Dre
◆ California Nights
The Sweet

◆ California
Low

◆ California
Semisonic

◆ Dani California
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Do You Know the Way to San Jose
Dionne Warwick

◆ Folsom Prison Blues
Johnny Cash
◆ Going to California
Led Zeppelin

◆ Goodbye Hollywood
JET

◆ Hotel California
Eagles

◆ Holiday from Real
Jack's Mannequin

◆ House In California
Keb' Mo'

◆ It Never Rains In Southern California
Albert Hammond & M. Hazelwood
◆ I Remember California
R.E.M.

◆ Los Angeles
Counting Crows

◆ Los Angeles
Sugarcult

◆ Los Angeles Is Burning
Bad Religion

◆ L.A. Freeway
Jerry Jeff Walker

◆ Lodi
Creedence Clearwater Revival
◆ Late Great Golden State
Mike Stinson

◆ Malibu
Hole

◆ Mendocino
Sir Douglas Quintet

◆ Miss California
Jack's Mannequin

◆ More Bounce (In California)
SoulKid #1

◆ Meet Me In California
Plain White T's
◆ Monterey
Eric Burdon & The Animals

◆ Midnight Train to Georgia
Gladys Knight & The Pips

◆ Maybe California
Tori Amos

◆ New York to California
Mat Kearney

◆ Not California
Hem

◆ Orange County
Stefy
◆ Pacific Coast Party
Smash Mouth

◆ Pasadena Girl
Nellie McKay

Palo Alto
Radiohead

◆ Parallel Universe
Red Hot Chili Peppers

◆ Summer '79
The Ataris

◆ San Francisco Days
Chris Isaak
◆ San Francisco
Scott McKenzie

◆ Santa Monica
Everclear

◆ San Diego
Parmalee

◆ Siren On the 101
Over It

San Simeon
Goldfinger

◆ Sutter's Mill
Dan Fogelberg
◆ Santa Monica
Theory of a Deadman

◆ Sausalito Summernight
Diesel

◆ Sausalito
Conor Oberst

◆ (Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding

◆ The Lights and Buzz
Jack's Mannequin

◆ The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)
Jan & Dean
◆ Talk to Me of Mendocino
Kate & Anna McGarrigle

◆ Ukiah
The Doobie Brothers

◆ Ventura Highway
America

◆ Venice, USA
Red Elvises

◆ Westbound Sign
Green Day

◆ West Coast
Lana Del Ray
◆ Westside Till I die
TQ

◆ When You Get to California
Hoodoo Gurus

◆ Where's California
Teena Marie

◆ Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread
Bob Dylan
You either want to strum these classic songs on a guitar or simply play them on a road trip. The fancy of listening to these tracks is one can instantly feel the California vibe and hum the tune.