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Songs with the word 'California' in them?

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Hello, so yes, a bit of a geek thread but looking for songs with the world California in them to create a 'California' playlist.

Not bothered about California being in the title as that would be restrictive, just the word California mentioned anywhere in the song. Classic, rap, Indie, dance, country, whatever, the more varied the better!

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MyCalifornia playlist only covers the obvious so will watch this thread with interest
To get started with the easy ones though
California Dreamin - The Mamas and Papas
California Girls - The Beach Boys
California Gurls - Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dog
Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hotel California - Eagles
 
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California :Joni Mitchell - better than all the others!
 
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So (without trawling the Wikipedia list) there's "California Uber Alles" by The Dead Kennedys - which maybe reflects many forum members' view of the van ;)

Or for the ultimate road trip , how about Route 66 ...
"Well it goes from St Louis, down to Missouri
Oklahoma city looks oh so pretty
You'll see Amarillo and Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona don't forget Winona
Kingsman, Barstaw, San Bernadino
Would you get hip to this kindly trip
And take that California trip
Get your kick on Route 66
"
 
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So (without trawling the Wikipedia list) there's "California Uber Alles" by The Dead Kennedys - which maybe reflects many forum members' view of the van ;)

Or for the ultimate road trip , how about Route 66 ...
"Well it goes from St Louis, down to Missouri
Oklahoma city looks oh so pretty
You'll see Amarillo and Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona don't forget Winona
Kingsman, Barstaw, San Bernadino
Would you get hip to this kindly trip
And take that California trip
Get your kick on Route 66
"
Well done @MattC that's what's I'm after!!! Bonus point :thumb
 
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Mick Jagger drawls out
"...the church of the Sacred Bleeding Heart Of Jesus
Located somewhere in Los Angeles, California
"...
in Faraway Eyes from the Some Girls album.
 
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MyCalifornia playlist only covers the obvious so will watch this thread with interest
To get started with the easy ones though
California Dreamin - The Mamas and Papas
California Girls - The Beach Boys
California Gurls - Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dog
Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hotel California - Eagles
All good songs!!! But would really love songs with just the word California mentioned in them so not necessarily about California or California in the title. I've heard alot of good songs lately with California mentioned, but of course, cannot ever find them on Google etc. as California is not actually in the title. Long time thread this will be, but if you hear the word California in a song on the radio, please note it, get the title and artist and throw it on here please. Like I said, a bit of a #geek thread, Don't judge me hahahah :embarrased
 
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Mick Jagger drawls out
"...the church of the Sacred Bleeding Heart Of Jesus
Located somewhere in Los Angeles, California
"...
in Faraway Eyes from the Some Girls album.
You are on fire @MattC
 
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No, not about California, that's easy to find @WelshGas , but looking for songs with just the word 'California' in them, not necessarily about California ;-) now that's.a new challenge ;-)
All those songs do have the word in them, well the sample I've checked so far.
 
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Get Back by The Beatles...
"Jojo left his home in Tucson, Arizona
For some California grass
"

Now I'm not sure about on fire... I think I'm burnt out!
 
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“California Man” - The Move (Roy Wood & Jeff Lynne)
 
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Sorry, I didn’t think it was a competition :talktothehand you know me, I like to research an answer.:)

I did think about trickling them in but as I already have over a thousand new posts to catch up on I better to fess up with the link.. ;)
 
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Hello, so yes, a bit of a geek thread but looking for songs with the world California in them to create a 'California' playlist.

Not bothered about California being in the title as that would be restrictive, just the word California mentioned anywhere in the song. Classic, rap, Indie, dance, country, whatever, the more varied the better!

Un-leash your music wisdom Cali Gurus!
Camper van song - scouting for girls
name checks the California.
should be our anthem
Hello, so yes, a bit of a geek thread but looking for songs with the world California in them to create a 'California' playlist.

Not bothered about California being in the title as that would be restrictive, just the word California mentioned anywhere in the song. Classic, rap, Indie, dance, country, whatever, the more varied the better!

Un-leash your music wisdom Cali Gurus!
 

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