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(30,989 posts)
Thu Feb 23, 2012, 08:53 AM Feb 2012

Some suggestions for state songs.

Now, I know every state already has a state song. But I heard a song on the radio yesterday about a particular state (I didn’t include that one here because its theme isn’t very pleasant) and I got to thinking, how about if some states were to change their state songs to something more relevant, more tuneful, or just different?

Here are my suggestions:

SC “Myrtle Beach Days”

Alabama “Sweet Home Alabama” (of course)

Kentucky “Blue Moon of Kentucky”

Delaware “What Did Delaware?”

Oklahoma “Oklahoma Hills” (OK, I know it’s the state folk song. But I think it ought to beat out Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma.”

Kansas “Dust in the Wind”

California "Surfin USA"

Louisiana "Born on the Bayou"

Some suggestions for state songs. (Original Post) raccoon Feb 2012 OP
Maryland - I Want Crabs for Christmas charlie and algernon Feb 2012 #1
Alaska - "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer". HopeHoops Feb 2012 #2
We already have a state song... pipi_k Feb 2012 #3
Great! nt raccoon Feb 2012 #5
Minnesota -- Outshined, by Soundgarten. Brickbat Feb 2012 #4
Oregon (mine) -- "Here Comes the Rain Again" Arugula Latte Feb 2012 #6
Dental Floss! Ptah Feb 2012 #7
Ohio. Need I say more? dchill Feb 2017 #8


(47,675 posts)
2. Alaska - "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer".
Thu Feb 23, 2012, 09:55 AM
Feb 2012

On Edit: Never mind. Palin shot it out of a helicopter.


(19,339 posts)
4. Minnesota -- Outshined, by Soundgarten.
Thu Feb 23, 2012, 10:43 AM
Feb 2012

"I just looked in the mirror and things aren't looking so good. I'm looking California, but feeling Minnesota."

Or Jalla Jalla's "Minnesota Plates"
In our double-decker bus with Minnesota plates
We travel around those 10.000 lakes
In our double-decker bus with Minnesota plates
We cross the ocean and tour the States

Or Bob Dylan's "Girl of the North Country" (here with Johnny Cash)

Or Ann Reed's "The Fair," about the Minnesota State Fair
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