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Indiana Wants Me ... bring on your favorite state and city songs

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Bubbler, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I heard R. Dean Taylor's one-hit wonder Indiana Wants Me on the way back from a game tonight. Excellent song and the only prominent one I can think of that has Indiana in its title. It got me to thinking what some of my favorite city and state songs are. Some obvious, some not off the top of my head and I know I'm forgetting tons more ...

    Sweet Home Alabama -- Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Rainy Night In Georgia -- Brooke Benton by way of Tony Joe White
    The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia -- Vicki Lawrence (yeah, I like that song)
    Mainline Florida -- Eric Clapton
    Kentucky Rain -- Elvis
    Ohio -- CSN&Y
    Indiana Wants Me -- R. Dean Taylor
    California Love -- TuPac
    Going To California -- Led Zeppelin
    Allentown -- Billy Joel
    Philadelphia Freedom -- Elton John
    Memphis Tennessee -- Chuck Berry, Johnny Rivers, et al
    Jesus Just Left Chicago -- ZZ Top
    London's Burning -- Clash
    Werewolves Of London -- Warren Zevon
    What Made Milwaukee Famous -- Jerry Lee Lewis
    Indianapolis -- Bottle Rockets

    What are some of your favorites?
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Walking in Memphis

    Sweet Home Chicago
  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)

  4. Highway 101

    Highway 101 Active Member

    "Going' back to Cali..."

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan wha ha hea hamp wheeeeeaaaaa.
    Edit: (played from the trumpet)
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Dammit! How could I forget that?

    Staying in rap, there's By The Time I Get To Arizona by Public Enemy
  6. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Christmas in Hollis
  7. MartinEnigmatica

    MartinEnigmatica Active Member

    Straight Outta Compton, NWA
  8. there's a damn good reason for that. fuck hoosiers. nothing redeeming has ever come from that state. if they turned it into one giant fucking landfill, it would be a good start. if they made it an even bigger landfill than it already is, it would be a good start.

    nice job, martin. well said.
  9. Magnum

    Magnum Member

    You missed another Indiana song:

    Gary, Indiana!
    What a wonderful name,
    Named for Elbert Gary of judiciary fame.
    Gary, Indiana, as a Shakespeare would say,
    Trips along softly on the tongue this way--
    Gary, Indiana, Gary Indiana, Gary, Indiana,
    Let me say it once again.
    Gary, Indiana, Gary, Indiana, Gary, Indiana,
    That's the town that "knew me when."
    If you'd like to have a logical explanation
    How I happened on this elegant syncopation,
    I will say without a moment of hesitation
    There is just one place
    That can light my face.
    Gary, Indiana,
    Gary Indiana,
    Not Louisiana, Paris, France, New York, or Rome, but--
    Gary, Indiana,
    Gary, Indiana,
    Gary Indiana,
    My home sweet home.
  10. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Are there any songs about the Haute?
  11. ifilus

    ifilus Well-Known Member

    'Kansas City' - Wilbert Harrison.
  12. Highway 101

    Highway 101 Active Member

    Bobby McGee

    One day up near salinas, lord, I let him slip away,
    He’s looking for that home and I hope he finds it,
    But I’d trade all of my tomorrows for one single yesterday
    To be holding bobby’s body next to mine.

    Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose,
    Nothing, that’s all that bobby left me, yeah,
    But feeling good was easy, lord, when he sang the blues,
    Hey, feeling good was good enough for me, hmm hmm,
    Good enough for me and my bobby mcgee.

    La la la, la la la la, la la la, la la la la
    La la la la la bobby mcgee.
    La la la la la, la la la la la
    La la la la la, bobby mcgee, la.
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