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Because every one in the Union has its anthem.

If the famed "house in New Orleans" referenced in the song ever existed, the New Orleans Times Picayune says it was probably located at 535-537 Conti St., which was once a hotel called the Rising Sun Hotel. "Moonlight in Vermont" joins "Stars Fell on Alabama" as one of a select few "state songs" in Frank Sinatra's repertoire. Lissie, "Mississippi" Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web! The better debate is whether this one, the Willie Nelson reading, or the more popular Ray Charles take is the definitive version. John Denver's writing partners Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert were reluctant to play the newly finished song for Denver, thinking it was better suited to Johnny Cash. Here are our (admittedly biased) selections. Because they just don't write lines like "The promise in her smile shames the mountains tall" anymore. Big train from memphis, big train from memphis,

Will you still be there when I round the curve? The tune wasn't Hammond's favorite of the four, but he was still blown away by the performance.

John Denver, "Rocky Mountain High", Jesus H. Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse, "Connecticut's for Fucking".

Honorable mention: Because these three minutes forever make Bloomington, Indiana, the stand-in for Everywhere, USA. Speaking with he said that it took his fellow Crows to bring the tune to life, saying, "I had that song for a while. Just a half a mile from the Mississippi Bridge. Donovan Woods wrote "Portland, Maine" out of frustration with his commercial songwriting work in Nashville. After spending some time in the Emerald City, he admitted to Songwriting Magazine that it would be nice to write the song "over again and touch on what I thought it was and what it is. The Hold Steady, "My Little Hoodrat Friend" Where do we sign up? Experience everything in HD with Xperia(TM) ion – Sony's first LTE smartphone. Oh she took me to the river, where she cast her spell Back in Memphis when she was a girl Honorable mentions: And they couldn’t help but listen when he sang, It’s a long way from Memphis to that mansion in the sky Sufjan Stevens, "Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois". And because Maine Is for Lovers: Both the Okkervil River song and your Mountain Goats honorable mention utilize Maine as a hotspot for illicit rendezvousing. The Mountain Goats, "Tallahassee". If you love somebody enough Song: Meet Me in MontanaArtist: Dan Seals and Marie OsmondSpotify plays: 1,843,000. We're doing our best to make sure our content is useful, accurate and safe.If by any chance you spot an inappropriate comment while navigating through our website please use this form to let us know, and we'll take care of it shortly. "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" - Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn Covering not just one, but two states, Twitty and Lynn's duet is a country classic. The song was temporarily censored by the FCC that year for perceived drug references. The Meters, "Fire on the Bayou" Miranda Lambert is a hero in her home state of Oklahoma. This Eagles classic was co-written with their soon-to-be famous Los Angeles neighbor, Jackson Browne. Paul Stanley reportedly had the song title and finished the rest of the lyrics after a fan was killed outside a Kiss show in Charlotte, North Carolina.

And I ended up in Memphis, Tennessee ", Song: Mississippi GirlArtist: Faith HillSpotify plays: 5,197,000. I’m goin’ to Memphis where the beat is tough Was down in Memphis, corner of Beale and Main Song: Sweet Home AlabamaArtist: Lynyrd SkynyrdSpotify plays: 305,858,000, Though originally from Florida, Lynyrd Skynyrd band members became icons all over the South after "Sweet Home Alabama" was released. Disambiguation page providing links to topics that could be referred to by the same search term,, Educational institution disambiguation pages, Disambiguation pages with short descriptions, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, "Mississippi", a 1996 song by Paula Cole FROM, This page was last edited on 17 October 2020, at 04:07. But here are some of the stand-out songs that make up the soundtrack of a Louisiana life.

Up over the ridge came a white Cadillac including versions with other artists as well. In the middle of the pouring rain Jelly Roll Morton, "Michigan Water Blues" ", Song: Oklahoma SkyArtist: Miranda LambertSpotify plays: 2,557,000. Johnny Horton, "North to Alaska" Honorable mentions: The Mountain Goats, "Going to Maine", Chuck Brown, "Chuck Baby (Baltimore Club Remix)". 24/7 Wall St. has collected the best song about every state, or song pertaining to that state. Because not all cheatin' songs are country songs. Despite pressure to move to Nashville, LeDoux felt that he'd be more credible singing about the cowboy life if he lived in a state with actual cowboys. A freighter said she’s been here but she’s gone, boy, she’s gone. You say Prince lives there? Song: Hello SeattleArtist: Owl CitySpotify plays: 10,660,000, Adam Young of Owl City wrote his iconic Washington state tribute "Hello Seattle" before he had really spent much time there. This ol’ world was not the same. Song: Lake MarieArtist: John PrineSpotify plays: 880,000. Some of the songs on our list are tributes penned by hometown heroes, but many were written by out-of-staters who were moved to song. Hey, now, now, now, now Phish, "Alaska", Public Enemy, "By the Time I Get to Arizona". Song: Virginia MoonArtist: Foo FightersSpotify plays: 6,312,000. "Take Me Home, Country Roads" is the undisputed theme song for the state of West Virginia, but the song almost died on the vine. He said, 'Son my name is Boregard Rippy. I tried it in all of my bands. The Walkmen, "Louisiana".

Written by Werner Theunissen and produced by Eddy Hilberts, "Mississippi" was the group's first number-one single in their home country, as well as their only number-one single in most countries worldwide. For decades, New Orleans historians have suggested that the legendary "House of the Rising Sun" was purely fictional. Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Matt Pond of Matt Pond PA grew up in New Hampshire and remembers his (mildly delinquent) days in the state with fondness. Here's to the state of Mississippi, For Underheath her borders, the devil draws no lines, If you drag her muddy river, nameless bodies you will. Song: Salt Lake CityArtist: The Beach BoysSpotify plays: 199,000. Ben Folds, "Kylie from Connecticut", Fats Waller & His Rhythm, "(You're a) Square from Delaware", Because even if the connotation is negative, rhyming "square" and "Delaware" is less embarrassing to the state than the hackneyed "What did Delaware?" Some of these songs will lift your spirits and some will make you wistful – but they all honor our beautiful life here in Iowa. Bruce Springsteen came up with the title "Badlands" before he had any idea of what the song would sound like. Honorable mention: Here, on the verge of a breakdown, our narrator just wants "someone to take me home through those Alabama pines. That’s how I got to Memphis We sell so much of this, people wonder what we put in it And because, post-Katrina, the line "They're trying to wash us away" took on a whole new meaning.

Song: Jersey GirlArtist: Bruce SpringsteenSpotify plays: 7,299,000, Bruce Springsteen sits atop the pantheon of New Jersey rock stars, but his classic "Jersey Girl" was actually penned by Tom Waits. Its content is produced independently of USA TODAY. Sure, there are plenty of classic country songs about sorbet sunsets, lakeside getaways, and pickup trucks.

Honorable mentions: Lissie, "Mississippi… Then you took me to St. Louis later on (down the river).

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