Songs The Best Pop Songs About California  

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These are the best pop songs about California, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best California pop songs come in many forms. The best songs about California celebrate the sunny skies of L.A., while others are about traveling to the Golden State. Top California pop songs come from rock bands, rappers, and, of course, pop singers.

Many of the best California songs come compliments of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. “Under the Bridge,” “Californication,” and “Dani California” are some of their best tributes to their home state, and many are specifically songs about Los Angeles. Rob Zombie's “(Go To) California” is another top pop song about California. 

Most of these songs include lyrics about the best aspects of California, but Chicago rock band, Local H, shared their disgust at the celebration of the state on “California Song.” Others lament the challenges of making it in Hollywood, such as "It Never Rains in Southern California" and "Celluloid Heroes." More good tunes on this popular songs about California list include “California Dreamin',” “Hotel California,” and “California Gurls.” 

Which pop song about California is your favorite? Vote the best tracks up to the top of this list, and add in any of your top songs about California so they can be considered by other rankers. 

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

3
24 12
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The Mamas & the Papas

4
11 2
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Beach Boys

5
7 1
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The Doors

6
13 7
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10 5
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Weezer

8
8 3
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Led Zeppelin

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10 6
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9 5
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Red Hot Chili Peppers

11
10 7
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Red Hot Chili Peppers

12
7 4
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Guns N' Roses

13
8 6
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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

14
2 0
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Journey

15
2 0
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12 11
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Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry

17
4 3
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Ramones

18
3 2
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3 2
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20
2 1
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The Kinks

21
2 1
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22
1 0
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Carly Rae Jepsen

23
1 0
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Jan and Dean

24
1 0
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Bad Religion

25
1 0
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Vampire Weekend

26
1 0
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GregerNordstrom added The Mamas & the Papas

27
1 0
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The Four Preps

28
1 0
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Miley Cyrus

29
3 3
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MC Hammer

30
3 3
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31
2 2
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32
2 2
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Rob Zombie

33
1 1
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34
0 0
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Conor Oberst

35
0 0
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Missing Persons

36
0 0
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37
0 0
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The Village People

38
0 0
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MichaelCockayne added Chuck Berry

39
0 0
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The Avett Brothers

40
0 0
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Eric Burdon and The Animals

41
0 0
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Counting Crows

42
0 0
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0 0
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Creedence Clearwater Revival

44
0 0
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Death Cab for Cutie

45
0 0
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Fatboy Slim

46
0 0
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Concrete Blonde

47
0 0
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48
0 0
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Tom Waits

49
0 0
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Hole

50
2 3
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Local H