The heat has been sweltering the last few days. Seriously, seriously, hot. So following on from my recent Scorching Hot Weather Quiz I’ve chosen my eight favourite songs from a place that knows all about sunshine. Have you heard them all before? Feel free to share any songs about the Golden State you love or how you cope in such hot weather.
Yeah I’ve been listening to his music a lot the past few days. Such a talent.
Nice collection, Alex. Love Jim Morrison and Red Hot Chili Peppers the best from your list. 🙂 Was in London last week and the weather was great! As we were leaving, there was talk in the hotel lobby that a heatwave was a-coming.
Ha! Shame we didn’t meet. Yes, lot of great songs from both. And I couldn’t even get The Beach Boys in the list.
in 76 saw van halen in sf
singing “running with the devil” 🙂
Nice! Must have been a fun gig.
Love the variety. Three immediately came to mind when I saw the title of the post – California Dreamin’, Hotel California, and (believe it or not) San Francisco. The Chili Peppers actually have another that I like better than Californication – Dani California!
Yeah that’s a really good one. I really like Other Side too. Great video too. One of the few songs I could play on the guitar before I gave it up.
Super post. Great songs!
Thanks. Far more than I realised there was. It’s a state that inspires for sure.
Can’t really argue with any of your picks but a bit surprised there’s no California Gurls by Katy Perry. A couple other possibilities:
Going Back to Cali – LL Cool J
Going Back to Cali – The Notorious B.I.G.
I Love L.A. – Randy Newman
Do You Know the Way to San Jose – Dionne Warwick
It Never Rains in Southern California – Tony Toni Tone
Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Californication is already up there, but great shout on the others. Katy Perry was in the original draft, and The Beach Boys too. So many good ones. I could have easily added yours and made a second list.
Great choices! Love them all, know them all! If this was a film quiz I’d be 100%!
Well in terms of great taste you did ace it! 😃