Going to California…and I Need Your Help

Well gang –

Seeing as it’s one month today that I fly out to California for the WOTF workshop week (which promises to be the experience of a writing life-time) I thought I might ask people for their suggestions of California-related songs I should add to my play list for the flight.

Below is the list. Most of these were obvious ones that came to mind because they have California (or one of its cities) in the title. What less obvious ones am I missing?

Going to California – Led Zeppelin
LA Woman – The Doors
Come to California – Matthew Sweet
California Dreamin’ – The Mamas and the Papas
Twelve-Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) – The Mamas and the Papas
San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) – Scott McKenzie
Little Old Lady From Pasadena – The Beach Boys
California Girls – The Beach Boys
California Stars – Billy Bragg and Wilco
It Never Rains In Southern California – Albert Hammond
California Man – Cheap Trick
Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dani California – Red Hot Chili Peppers (these guys need some new material…)
California Über Alles – The Dead Kennedys
Hotel California – The Eagles
Take California – The Propellerheads
California Love – Tupac
Straight Outta Compton – NWA
Good Time – Leroy
California – Tom Petty
California – Joni Mitchell
California – Phantom Planet
(these are three different songs alone called ‘California’, and I’m sure there are many more…)

– S.

3 thoughts on “Going to California…and I Need Your Help

  1. Operation Ivy – Bad Town

    Rancid – Journey to the End of the

    East Bay, Antennas

    Bad Religion – Los Angeles is
    Burning, Land of Competition

    NOFX – California Uber Alice, Scavenger Type, Leaving Jesusland, El Lay

    Ramones – California Sun

    Death Cab for Cutie – I can see why you’d want to live here

    Green Day – Christie Road, Blvd. of Broken Dreams

    Buck-O-Nine – My Town

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