There are more than 1200 songs about California listed on the Internet. Some of them are familiar and some are obscure, at least to me. So I took the list and picked my favorite 35 songs. There are many others that are not on my list and should be but I have a life and it would take too long.

The first song is “I love you California” and is currently being used in a Jeep commercial. It is the official California State Song. Lyrics by Francis Bernard Silverwood (1863-1924) were put to music by Abraham Frankenstein (1873-1945). It was made the official state song in 1951. Can’t do “I love you California” without “California Here I Come” which is much more familiar than the state song. It is from the 1921 Broadway Musical “Bombo” staring the every popular Al Jolson.

On the other side of the coin, “Born in East LA” by Cheech Marin is the satire to “Born in the USA” by Springstein. We had so much fun with this one. You will find several of my favorite Beach Boy songs listed from the Holland Album.

Scroll through the list, pick one and write a review. Do you love it, do you hate it, what does it mean to you? Not already on Squidoo, it’s easy. Click on the tutorial to be taken to a super simple way to create your review.

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FYI, Except for two of the songs, I have all this music on vinyl and listen to it often. And…my favorite is The Beak of Eagles” by the Beach Boys. What’s yours?

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  • kimmilai Mar 10, 2014 @ 12:13 pm
    This was a lot of fun. Here's mine:
  • tonyleather Mar 04, 2014 @ 6:19 am
    Her is my lens -
  • shay_marie Mar 03, 2014 @ 6:24 pm
    It's all about Randy Newman's "I Love LA" (We love it!).
  • Merrci Mar 03, 2014 @ 5:23 pm
    Here's mine!

    Fun niche!
  • Merrci Mar 03, 2014 @ 4:46 pm
    Lots of memories here! I don't know if I could pick a favorite, but I'm reviewing one!
  • rms Mar 03, 2014 @ 3:37 pm
    I had no idea there were so many. The Beach Boys are fun so I'd say anything by them is a favorite.

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