Playlist: State Of The Union


With tonight’s State of the Union address upon us, here is a lengthy (but no all-encompassing) playlist of songs for each and every state in these here United States of America. To listen to these songs on Spotify, go here.

Alabama
The Doors – Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)

Alaska
Dr. Dog – Alaska

Arizona
Public Enemy – By The Time I Get To Arizona

Arkansas
Bruce Springsteen – Mary Queen of Arkansas

California
Wild Light – California On My Mind
Elliott Smith – LA

Colorado
Grizzly Bear – Colorado

Connecticut
Ben Folds – Kylie from Connecticut

Delaware
City and Colour – Hello, I’m In Delaware

Florida
Modest Mouse – Florida

Georgia
The Mountain Goat – Going to Georgia

Hawaii
Craig Finn – Honolulu Blues

Idaho
The B-52s – Private Idaho
Built to Spill – Twin Falls

Illinois
Wilco – Via Chicago

Indiana
Jackson 5 – Goin’ Back to Indiana

Iowa
Joni Mitchell – The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines

Kansas
Neko Case – The Train from Kansas City

Kentucky
My Morning Jacket – Nashville to Kentucky

Louisiana
Tom Waits – I Wish I Was In New Orleans (In the Ninth Ward)

Maine
El Ten Eleven – Jumping Frenchmen of Maine

Maryland
Counting Crows – Raining in Baltimore

Massachusetts
Ra Ra Riot – Massachusetts

Michigan
Sufjan Stevens – Say Yes! To Michigan!

Minnesota
Desaparecidos – Mall of America

Mississippi
Lissie – Oh Mississippi

Missouri
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – We Can Win Missouri

Montana
The Decemberists – Apology Song
Youth Lagoon – Montana

Nebraska
The Good Life – Leaving Omaha

Nevada
R.E.M. – All The Way To Reno

New Hampshire
Sonic Youth – New Hampshire

New Jersey
Titus Andronicus – Fear And Loathing in Mahwah, NJ

New Mexico
Beirut – Santa Fe

New York
Barton Carroll – Brooklyn Girl, You’re Going To Be My Bride

North Carolina/South Carolina
Girls – Carolina
Ryan Adams – Oh My Sweet Carolina

North Dakota/South Dakota
Steel Train – Dakota
Stereophonics – Dakota

Ohio
Damien Jurado – Ohio
The Presidents of the USA – Cleveland Rocks

Oklahoma
Bishop Allen – Oklahoma

Oregon
The Replacements – Portland

Pennsylvania
Josh Ritter – Harrisburg

Rhode Island
Nickel Eye – Providence, RI

Tennessee
Pixies – Letter to Memphis

Texas
Bad Books – Texas

Utah
Band of Horses – The Great Salt Lake

Vermont
Louis Armstrong – Moonlight in Vermont
Cursive – Vermont

Virginia
Patton Oswalt – Sterling, Virginia

West Virginia
Phil Ochs – Hills of West Virginia

Washington
The Postal Service – This Place Is A Prison

Washington, D.C.
The Magnetic Fields – Washington, D.C.

Wisconsin
Bon Iver – Towers

Wyoming
John Denver – Song of Wyoming

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4 Comments on “Playlist: State Of The Union”

  1. 01.24.12 at 9:08 PM #

    Holy jeezus

  2. Mara
    01.24.12 at 9:10 PM #

    Alabama state sounds good… 🙂

  3. Colin Holmes
    01.24.12 at 9:23 PM #

    Awesome idea duder.

  4. 01.24.12 at 11:45 PM #

    Mahwah, New Jersey sucks.

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