16 of the Best Songs about L.A.

June 20, 2018

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It’s no coincidence that so many artists have written about Los Angeles, being one of the entertainment capitals of the world and all. In fact, Wikipedia has this insanely long list of songs about L.A. With no due respect to the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, I’ve narrowed it down to a few of my faves.  

“To Live and Die in L.A.” - Wang Chung

“A Long December” - Counting Crows

“L.A. Woman” - The Doors

“Lullaby” - Shawn Mullins

“L.A. Nights” - Emerson, Lake and Palmer

“City of Angels” - Head and the Heart

“I Love L.A.” - Starcrawler

“Dizz Knee Land” - Dada

“Back in L.A.” - B.B. King

“Los Angeles” - Frank Black

“Los Ageless” - St. Vincent

“Beverly Hills” - Weezer

“Blue Jay Way” - The Beatles

“Californication” - Red Hot Chili Peppers

“Low Rider” - War

"Leaving L.A." - Father John Misty