Gr8at: California Songs

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.









15 thoughts on “Gr8at: California Songs

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

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