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16 Beautiful Rock 'N' Roll Songs About California

Sweet tunes from the '60s and '70s that capture the true essence of The Golden State.

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1. "Going to California" by Led Zeppelin

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All kinds of magic.

2. "California" by Joni Mitchell

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If this doesn't make you want to live in California, I don't know what will.

3. "Hotel California" by Eagles

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What I would give to be a fly on the wall at this hotel.

4. "L.A. Woman" by The Doors

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5. "Laurel Canyon Home" by John Mayall

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Groovin' in the canyon.

6. "San Franciscan Nights" by Eric Burdon & The Animals

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7. "California Girls" by The Beach Boys

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8. "Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon)" by The Mamas & the Papas

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9. "Back to California" by Carole King

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10. "Our House" by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

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Graham Nash wrote this song about the house he shared with Joni Mitchell in Laurel Canyon.

11. "Ventura Highway" by America

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12. "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding

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13. "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" by Scott McKenzie

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Summer of Love, man.

14. "Coming Into Los Angeles" by Arlo Guthrie

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15. "Promised Land" by Chuck Berry

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16. "California Dreamin'" by The Mamas & the Papas

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The ultimate California anthem.

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