Tuesday, November 8, 2016

50 US States & 9 decades of music in one radio broadcast


This is the playlist for my Radio Boo broadcast, tomorrow Wednesday 09 November 2016... 

...including songs from 9 different decades...

...songs referring to one or several states of the USA...

...every state has at least 2 referrences during the broadcast and the majority over 4


Notice:
The list includes only one song referring to all 50 states:

00Fifty Nifty United States - RAY CHARLES (originially in The Perry Como Show, 1963)
Lyrics

although there are several others:

Go Pato - PATO BANTON (LP Collections, 1994)

(Holiday For Strings) Holiday For States - ALLAN SHERMAN (LP Allan In Wonderland, 1963)

The 50 States Song - SUFJAN STEVENS (LP North Of The 50 States (live)2006)
Lyrics



Here are the songs (per song & per state):

1) In alphabetical order per song


01Anchorage - MICHELLE SHOCKED (LP Short Sharp Shocked, 1988)
Lyrics: Mailed my letter off to Dallas but her reply came from Anchorage... Hey girl, what's it like to be in New York?



02Black Betty - RAM JAM (LP Ram Jam, 1977)
US # 18, UK # 7, FR # 2, NL # 6, SE # 14, AT # 23, DE # 25, AU # 17, NZ # 8
Lyrics: she was from Birmingham, way down in Alabam'



03Carolina In My Mind - JAMES TAYLOR (LP James Taylor, 1968)
US # 67, CA # 64
Lyrics



04Dancing In The Street - MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS (single, 1964)
US # 2, UK # 4, DE # 36
Lyrics:
Chicago, Illinois
New Orleans, Louisiana
New York City, New York
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Baltimore, Maryland
D.C.
Motor City, Michigan



05Dani California - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS (LP Stadium Arcadium, 2006)
US # 6, UK # 2, DK # 1, SE # 2, IT # 4, CH # 4, NO # 5, ES # 7, AT # 7, NL # 7, BE # 9, DE # 12, FR # 57, AU # 8, NZ # 7
Lyrics:
Mississippi
Alabama
Louisiana
Indiana
California
Minnesota
North Dakota
Badlands



06) Darlington County - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (LP Born In The USA, 1984)
Lyrics: Darlington county, New York City



07(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - THE KING COLE TRIO (single, 1946)
Lyrics:
Chicago, Illinois
L.A, California
St. Louis, Missouri
Joplin, Missouri
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Amarillo, Texas
Gallup, New Mexico
Flagstaff, Arizona
Winona, Arizona
Kingman, Arizona
Barstow, California
San Bernardino, California



08Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG (LP One Fierce Beer Coaster, 1996)
Lyrics:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Baltimore, Maryland
Las Vegas, Nevada
Indianapolis, Indiana
Louisville, Kentucky
Atlanta, Georgia
New Orleans, Louisiana
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Houston, Texas
Tucson, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Buffalo, New York
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Mobile, Alabama
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Wichita, Kansas
Orlando, Florida
Portland, Oregon
Salt Lake City, Utah
Memphis, Tennessee
Washington D.C.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Little Rock, Arkansas
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cleveland, Ohio
Tampa, Florida
Norfolk, Virginia
Dallas, Texas
Raleigh, North Carolina
Hartford, Connecticut
Cincinnati, Ohio
Boston, Massachusetts
Nashville, Tennessee
Kansas City, Missouri
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Miami, Florida
Honolulu, Hawaii
Richmond, Virginia
Austin, Texas
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
San Antonio, Texas
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Anchorage, Alaska
Birmingham, Alabama
Toledo, Ohio
Denver, Colorado
Detroit, Michigan
Dayton, Ohio
Spokane, Washington
Fresno, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Columbus, Ohio
Springfield
New York, New York
Sacramento, Califonia
Los Angeles, California
St. Paul, Minnesota
St. Louis, Missouri
San Francisco, California
Madison, Wisconsin
Knoxville, Tennessee
Seattle, Washington
San Jose, California
San Diego, California
Jackson, Mississippi
Omaha, Nebraska
Des Moines, Iowa
Boise, Idaho
Providence, Rhode Island
Chicago, Illinois
New Jersey



09Hawaii Five-O - THE VENTURES (single, 1968)
US # 4



10Heart Of Rock & Roll - HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS (single, 1984 / LP Sports, 1983)
US # 6, CA # 8, DE # 71, UK # 78, NZ # 21
Lyrics:
New YorkNew York
L.A, California
Hollywood, L.A.., California
Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, California
D.C. (see: Washington)
San Antone, Texas
Liberty Town, Pennsylvania
Boston, Massachusetts
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Austin, Texas
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Seattle, Washington
San Francisco, California
Cleveland, Ohio
Detroit, Michigan



11I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH (LP Unchained, 1996)
Cover version of ''I've Been Everywhere'' by Lucky Starr (1962) . The original version included Australian toponyms.
Lyrics:
Winnemucca, Nevada
1st verse
Reno, Nevada
Chicago, Illinois
Fargo, North Dakota
Minnesota
Buffalo, New York
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Winslow, Arizona
Sarasota, Florida
Wichita, Kansas
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Ottawa, Canada
Oklahoma
Tampa
Panama
Mattawa
La Paloma, Texas
Bangor, Maine
Baltimore, Maryland
Salvador
Amarillo
Tocopilla, Chile
Barranquilla, Colombia
Padilla
2nd verse
Boston, Massachusetts
Charleston, South Carolina
Dayton, Ohio
Louisiana
Washington
Houston, Texas
Kingston
Texarkana, Arkansas/Texas
Monterey
Ferriday
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Talapoosa, Georgia
Glen Rock
Black Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas
Oskaloosa
Tennessee
Hennessey
Chicopee
Spirit Lake
Grand Lake
Devils Lake
Crater Lake, Oregon
3rd verse
Louisville, Kentucky
Nashville, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Ombabika, Ontario, Canada
Schefferville, Quebec, Canada
Jacksonville
Waterville
Costa Rica
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Springfield
Bakersfield
Shreveport, Louisiana
Hackensack, New Jersey
Cadillac
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Davenport, Iowa
Idaho
Jelico
Argentina
Diamantina
Pasadena, California
Catalina, Arizona
4th verse
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Parkersburg
Gravebourg, Saskatchewan, Canada
Colorado
Ellensburg
Rexburg, Idaho
Vicksburg, Mississippi
El Dorado (Hills), California
Larimore, North Dakota
Atmore, Alabama
Haverstraw, New York
Chatanika, Alaska
Chaska, Minnesota
Alaska
Nebraska
Opelika, Alabama
Waterloo
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Kansas City, Missouri
Sioux City, Iowa
Cedar City, Utah
Dodge City, Kansas



12Indiana Wants Me - R. DEAN TAYLOR (single, 1970)
UK # 2, US # 5, CA # 2
Lyrics



13King Of The Road - ROGER MILLER (single, 1965)
UK # 1, US # 4, NO # 1, NL # 5, DE # 26
Lyrics: 3rd boxcar, midnight train, destination Bangor, Maine



14Little Big Horn - BACKINI feat. DALIA SAUNDERS (LP Re:Creation, 2005)
Instrumental / Little BigHorn river, Montana (famous for homonymous battle & the massacre of 12 companies of the 7th Cavalry regiment led by Lt. Colonel Custer.



15Living In America - JAMES BROWN (OST Rocky IV, 1985)
US # 4, UK # 5, BE # 2, NL # 8, CH # 9,SE # 10, DE # 12, FR # 18, NZ # 5
Lyrics:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Detroit City, Michigan
Dallas, Texas
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
New York City, New York
Kansas City, Missouri
Atlanta, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
L.A, California



16Moonlight In Vermont - BILLY BUTTERFIELD & HIS ORCHESTRA feat. MARGARET WHITING (single, 1944)
Lyrics



17My Elusive Dreams - DAVID HOUSTON & TAMMY WYNETTE (single, 1967)
US # 89 (US Country # 1)
Lyrics:
Texas
Utah
Birmingham, Alabama
Memphis, Tennessee
Nashvillle, Tennessee
Nebraska
Alaska



18Nebraska - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (LP Nebraska, 1982)
A song inspired by the movie Badlands (1973) that was based on the true story of Charles Starkweather & his girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate.
Lyrics: from the twon of Lincoln, Nebraska... through to the badlands of Wyoming



19Peace Frog - THE DOORS (LP Morrison Hotel, 1970)
Lyrics: blood in the streets of the town of Chicago... blood in the streets of the town of New Haven... blood stains the roofs & the palm trees of Venice, bloody red sun of phanatstic L.A.



20Rock'n Me - STEVE MILLER BAND (LP Fly Like An Eagle, 1976)
US # 1, CA # 1, UK # 11, BE # 20, NL # 22, AT # 25, DE # 28, NZ # 23
Lyrics:
Phoenix, Arizona
Tacoma, Washington
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Atlanta, Georgia
LA, California



21Sailing To Philadelphia - MARK KNOPFLER & JAMES TAYLOR (LP Sailing To Philadelphia, 2000)
Lyrics: sailing to Philadelphia...  the capes of Delaware come up & feel the sun
(also mentioned are locations in th UK: Durham, Northumberland & river Tyne)



22Smooth Operator - SADE (LP Diamond Life, 1984)
US # 5, FR # 9, UK # 19, DE # 11, AT # 12, CH# 14,
Lyrics: coast to coast, L.A. to Chicago... across the north & south to Key Largo



23South Dakota Morning - THE BEE GEES (LP Life In A Tin Can, 1973)
Lyrics



24) Sweet Home Chicago - ROBERT JOHNSON (single, 1937)
Lyrics:
California
Chicago, Illinois
Des Moines, Iowa



25Take Me Home, Country Roads - JOHN DENVER (single1971)
US # 2, CA # 3
Lyrics:
West Virginia
Blue Ridge Mountains
Shenandoah River 



26The Last Resort - EAGLES (LP Hotel California, 1976)
Lyrics: She came from Providence, the one in Rhode Island... Malibu... You can leave it all behind and sail to Lahaina...



27The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - JOAN BAEZ (LP Blessed Are... 1971)
US # 3, UK # 6, CA # 3, AU # 5, NZ # 4
Lyrics: I drove on the Danville train... I took the train to Richmond that fell... back with my wife in Tennessee...



28Turn The Page - BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND (LP Live Bullet, 1976)
Lyrics: On a long and lonesome highway east of Omaha



29What'd I Say - RAY CHARLES (LP What'd I Say, 1959)
US # 6
Lyrics: tell your mama, tell your pa, I'm gonna send you back to Arkansas 



30What's Your Name - LYNYRD SKYNYRD (LP Street Survivors, 1977)
US # 13, CA # 6
Lyrics: Well, it's 8 o'clock in Boise, Idaho



31Who's Taking Care Of That Number One - HANK WILLIAMS Jr. (LP Old School, New Rules, 2012)
Lyrics: New Hampshire got it right, live free or die



32You & I - LADY GAGA (LP Born This Way, 2011)
US # 6, UK # 23, CA # 10, AU # 14
Lyrics: It's my daddy and Nebraska & Jesus Christ





2) In alphabetical order per state:


ALABAMA

Dani California - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Atmore
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

Birmingham
Black Betty - RAM JAM
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
My Elusive Dreams - DAVID HOUSTON & TAMMY WYNETTE

Mobile
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

Opelika
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH



ALASKA

My Elusive Dreams - DAVID HOUSTON & TAMMY WYNETTE

Anchorage
Anchorage - MICHELLE SHOCKED
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

Chatanika
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH



ARIZONA

Catalina
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

Flagstaff
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - THE KING COLE TRIO

Kingman
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - THE KING COLE TRIO

Phoenix
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
Rock'n Me - STEVE MILLER BAND

Tucson
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

Winona
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - THE KING COLE TRIO

Winslow
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH



ARKANSAS

What'd I Say - RAY CHARLES

Little Rock
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH



CALIFORNIA

Dani California - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
Sweet Home Chicago - ROBERT JOHNSON

Barstow
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - THE KING COLE TRIO

El Dorado Hills
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

Fresno
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

Hollywood, Los Angeles
Heart Of Rock & Roll - HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS

Los Angeles
Dancing In The Street - MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - THE KING COLE TRIO
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
Heart Of Rock & Roll - HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
Living In America - JAMES BROWN
Peace Frog - THE DOORS
Rock'n Me - STEVE MILLER BAND
Smooth Operator - SADE

Malibu
The Last Resort - EAGLES

Pasadena
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

Sacramento
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

San Bernardino
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - THE KING COLE TRIO

San Diego
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

San Francisco
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
Heart Of Rock & Roll - HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS

San Jose
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG



COLORADO

I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

Denver
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG



CONNECTICUT

Hartford
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

New Haven
Peace Frog - THE DOORS



D,C,

Dancing In The Street - MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
Heart Of Rock & Roll - HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
Who's Taking Care Of That Number One - HANK WILLIAMS Jr.



DELAWARE

Sailing To Philadelphia - MARK KNOPFLER & JAMES TAYLOR



FLORIDA

Jacksonville
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

Key Largo
Smooth Operator - SADE

Miami
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

Orlando
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

Sarasota
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

Tampa
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG



GEORGIA

Atlanta
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
Living In America - JAMES BROWN
Rock'n Me - STEVE MILLER BAND

Tallapoosa
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH



HAWAII

Hawaii Five-O - THE VENTURES

Honolulu
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

Lahaina
The Last Resort - EAGLES



IDAHO

I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

Boise
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
What's Your Name - LYNYRD SKYNYRD

Rexburg
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH



ILLINOIS

Chicago
Dancing In The Street - MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - THE KING COLE TRIO
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH
Living In America - JAMES BROWN
Peace Frog - THE DOORS
Smooth Operator - SADE
Sweet Home Chicago - ROBERT JOHNSON



INDIANA

Dani California - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
Indiana Wants Me - R. DEAN TAYLOR

Indianapolis
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG



IOWA

Davenport
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

Des Moines
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
Sweet Home Chicago - ROBERT JOHNSON

Sioux City
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH



KANSAS

Dodge City
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

Witchita
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH



KENTUCKY

Louisville
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH





Boston 



MICHIGAN

Detroit
Dancing In The Street - MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
Heart Of Rock & Roll - HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
Living In America - JAMES BROWN

Kalamazoo
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH



MINNESOTA

Dani California - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Chaska
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

Minneapolis
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

St. Paul
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG



MISSISSIPPI

Dani California - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Jackson
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

Vicksburg
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH



MISSOURI

Joplin
 (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - THE KING COLE TRIO

Kansas City
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH
Living In America - JAMES BROWN

St. Louis
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - THE KING COLE TRIO
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG



MONTANA

Little Big Horn - BACKINI feat. DALIA SAUNDERS



NEBRASKA

My Elusive Dreams - DAVID HOUSTON & TAMMY WYNETTE
You & I - LADY GAGA

Lincoln
Nebraska - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Omaha
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
Turn The Page - BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND



NEVADA

Las Vegas
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

Reno
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

Winnemucca
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH



NEW HAMPSHIRE

Who's Taking Care Of That Number One - HANK WILLIAMS Jr.



NEW JERSEY

Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

Hackensack
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH



NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

Gallup
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - THE KING COLE TRIO

Santa Fe
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH



NEW YORK

Buffalo
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

Haverstraw
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

New York City
Anchorage - MICHELLE SHOCKED
Dancing In The Street - MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS
Darlington County - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
Living In America - JAMES BROWN



NORTH CAROLINA

Carolina In My Mind - JAMES TAYLOR

Charlotte
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

Raleigh
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG



NORTH DAKOTA

Dani California - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Fargo
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

Larimore
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH



OHIO

Cincinatti
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

Cleveland
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
Heart Of Rock & Roll - HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS

Columbus
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

Dayton
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

Toledo
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG




PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia
Dancing In The Street - MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS
Heart Of Rock & Roll - HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
Rock'n Me - STEVE MILLER BAND
Sailing To Philadelphia - MARK KNOPFLER & JAMES TAYLOR

Pittsburgh
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH
Living In America - JAMES BROWN



RHODE ISLAND

Providence
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
The Last Resort - EAGLES



SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

Darlington
Darlington County - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN



SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota Morning - THE BEE GEES



TENNESSEE

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - JOAN BAEZ

Chattanooga
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG

Knoxville
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH

Memphis
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
My Elusive Dreams - DAVID HOUSTON & TAMMY WYNETTE

Nashville
Going Nowhere Slow - BLOODHOUND GANG
I've Been Everywhere - JOHNNY CASH
My Elusive Dreams - DAVID HOUSTON & TAMMY WYNETTE

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