California, Texas and New York are three of the four most populous states in America and its not surprising that these are the states that are most mentioned in song lyrics. There's no study tallying how many times each state has been mentioned in the history of music but unofficial records have at least 1,000 mentions of each of those three states. It's difficult to listen to music for more than a few minutes without hearing a reference to California, let alone one of the 50 U.S. states. Furthermore, there are a number of bands that have named themselves after a U.S. city or state.
Some of the most popular songs that mention state names are "California Girls" by David Lee Roth, "California Gurls" by Katy Perry, "California Girls" by The Beach Boys and, of course, anybody else who decided to make a song titled "California Girls." The band named Boston recorded a few songs about Boston. Alabama loved their home state of Alabama. The band Arizona is really from New Jersey/ Bruce Springsteen - also from New Jersey - released an album titled "Nebraska." The band Alaska is from California, Brazil is from Indiana, Texas is from Scotland, America (Yes, there's a band named America) is from London, and the band Spain is from, you guessed it, California.
If you were able to follow all of that, this quiz will be a breeze. We'll give you a lyric, you fill in the state. It's simple enough. Now it's time to put your skills to the test.