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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California Dreamin' The Mamas & the Papas

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Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers

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California Girls Beach Boys

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Beverly Hills Weezer

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L.A. Woman The Doors

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Under the Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Going to California Led Zeppelin

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Dani California Red Hot Chili Peppers

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California Gurls Snoop Dogg, Katy Perry

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Hollywood Nights Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

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Paradise City Guns N' Roses

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California Sun Ramones

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Celluloid Heroes The Kinks

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Los Angeles Is Burning Bad Religion

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L.A. Hallucinations Carly Rae Jepsen

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California English Vampire Weekend

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GregerNordstrom added Twelve - Thirty The Mamas & the Papas

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Cali MC Hammer

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(Go to) California Rob Zombie

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MichaelCockayne added Promised Land Chuck Berry

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Sausalito Conor Oberst

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Walking in L.A. Missing Persons

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San Francisco The Village People

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Lights Journey

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San Franciscan Nights Eric Burdon and The Animals

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Pretty Girl from San Diego The Avett Brothers

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Malibu Miley Cyrus

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26 Miles (Santa Catalina) The Four Preps

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Bixby Canyon Bridge Death Cab for Cutie

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Still in Hollywood Concrete Blonde

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10th & Crenshaw Fatboy Slim

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San Diego Serenade Tom Waits

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Malibu Hole

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A Long December Counting Crows

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Lodi Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Surf City Jan and Dean

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Queen of California John Mayer