50 States, 50 Artists, 50 Songs

Alabama

Alabama Shakes- “Hold On”

Alaska

Volcano Choir- “Alaskans”

Arizona

The Beatles- “Get Back”

Arkansas

Of Montreal- “Little Rock

California

Foxygen- “San Francisco”

Colorado

Bob Dylan- “Man of Constant Sorrow”

Connecticut

Superchunk- “Connecticut

Delaware


City and Colour- “Hello, I’m In Delaware”

Florida

STRFKR- “Florida”

Georgia

Yuck- “Georgia”

Hawaii

The Beach Boys- “Hawaii”

Idaho

The Ramones- “Danny Says”

Illinois

Wilco- “Via Chicago”

Indiana

Louis Armstrong- “Indiana”

Iowa

Joni Mitchell- “The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines”

Kansas

The Mountain Goats- “Going to Kansas #1″

Kentucky

Pavement- “Kentucky Cocktail”

Louisiana

Neutral Milk Hotel- “On Avery Island- April 1″

Maine

Okkervil River- “Maine Island Lovers”

Maryland

The Jayhawks- “The Baltimore Sun”

Massachusetts

Vampire Weekend- “Walcott”

Michigan

Sufjan Stevens- “Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!)”

Minnesota

The Hold Steady- “Stuck Between Stations”

Mississippi

Nina Simone- “Mississippi Goddam”

Missouri

Tom Waits- “Hold On”

Montana

John Linnel- “Montana”

Nebraska

Bright Eyes- “I Watched You Taking Off”

Nevada

Cocteau Twins- “Heaven or Las Vegas”

New Hampshire

Sonic Youth- “New Hampshire”

New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen- “Born to Run”

New Mexico

Beirut- “Santa Fe”

New York

Ryan Adams- “New York, New York”

North Carolina

Brand New- “Sudden Death in Carolina”

North Dakota

The Magnetic Fields- “Reno Dakota”

Ohio

Modest Mouse- “Ohio”

Oklahoma

The Kinks- “Oklahoma, USA”

Oregon

Titus Andronicus- “Upon Viewing Oregon’s Landscape With the Flood of Detritus”

Pennsylvania

We Are Augustines- “Philadelphia (The City of Brotherly Love)”

Rhode Island

Belle & Sebastian- “The State I Am In”

Almost certainly not about Rhode Island at all,  but it’s difficult to find a song for the state. Just pretend that Providence is referencing the capital city.

South Carolina

Adam & Naive- “Carolina”

South Dakota

The Bee Gees- “South Dakota Morning”

Tennessee

Arrested Development- “Tennessee”

Texas

Daniel Johnston- “Spirit World Rising”

Utah

Band of Horses- “The Great Salt Lake”

Vermont

Frank Sinatra- “Moonlight in Vermont”

Virginia

The Rolling Stones- “Sweet Virginia”

Washington

Jeffrey Lewis- “Seattle”

West Virginia

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah- “The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth”

Wisconsin

Kimya Dawson- “Tire Swing”

Wyoming

Guided By Voices- “Cheyenne”

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3 Responses to 50 States, 50 Artists, 50 Songs

  1. Jim Saturno is on his 4th affair . Poor Cindy . I was the 3rd one and he is one big liar and thinks he is clever . Ask him who is Missy Milzman

  2. K_Dash says:

    Who is he having an affair with? Missy Milzman?

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