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The Best Pop Songs About California 

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Updated November 5, 2019 1.5k votes 345 voters 17.7k views 55 items

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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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The Mamas & the Papas
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Beach Boys
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Red Hot Chili Peppers
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The Doors
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Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry
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Guns N' Roses
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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
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Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Led Zeppelin
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Weezer
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The Kinks
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Missing Persons
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John Mayer
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Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Jan and Dean
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Miley Cyrus
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Ramones