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United States The Best State Songs  

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A list of the best state songs. Ever wonder why you hear a particular song associated with a random state? Well, the odds are more likely than not that you'll find a song about state pride and all that fine jazz if you were to look up the anthems and songs of a particular state in the U.S. The state songs more likely than not will feature the name of the state in the song's title. Many of these songs are mostly unknown to people outside of a particular state, even residents of a state may not be familiar with their state song. There a number of states including New York, Tennessee, California to name a few that are so closely associated with a number of popular songs that you'll be surprised to learn what their official state song is. Like, you'd think that something like "New York, New York," "New York State of Mind" or "Rocky Top" would be official songs, but they aren't. 

The only state that has a song that is somewhat well known the state song for Georgia. If you haven't heard "Georgia on My Mind," you should probably take a listen to the amazing Ray Charles version of it. Same goes for Oklahoma's state song, which if you've seen the Rodgers & Hammerstein play of the same name. Otherwise, you'll be hardpressed to find a song unless you're a history nut or a trivia buff.

This is the list of the best state songs in the United States. This is your guide to finding what each American state's official song is. 

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1912-02-14 - State Anthem - 

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1836-06-15 - State Songs - "Arkansas (You Run Deep in Me)", "Oh, Arkansas"
State Historical Song - "The Arkansas Traveler"

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1876-08-01 - State Song - "Rocky Mountain High"

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1788-01-09 - State Cantata - "The Nutmeg"

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1845-03-03 - State Anthem - "Florida (Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky)"

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1846-12-28 - Official Companion State Song - "Make Me a World in Iowa"

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1861-01-29 - Official State March - "The Kansas March"
Official March - "Here's Kansas"

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1792-06-01 - Bluegrass Song - "Blue Moon of Kentucky"

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1812-04-30 - State Song - "You Are My Sunshine"
State March - "Louisiana My Home Sweet Home"
Environmental Song - "The Gifts of Earth"

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1788-02-06 - State Folk Song: "Massachusetts"
State Ceremonial March: "The Road to Boston"
State Patriotic Song: "Massachusetts (Because of You Our Land is Free)"
State Glee Club Song: "The Great State of Massachusetts"
State Polka: "Say Hello to Someone from Massachusetts"
State Ode: "Ode to Massachusetts"

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1889-11-08 - State Ballad - "Montana Melody"

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1788-06-21 - Honorary: "New Hampshire, My New Hampshire"
Honorary: "New Hampshire Hills"
Honorary: "Autumn in New Hampshire"
Honorary: "New Hampshire's Granite State"
Honorary: "Oh, New Hampshire"
Honorary: "The Old Man of the Mountain"
Honorary: "The New Hampshire State March"
Honorary: "New Hampshire Naturally"

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1912-01-06 - State Song: "O Fair New Mexico" 
Spanish State Song: "Así Es Nuevo Méjico"
State Ballad: "Land of Enchantment"
Bilingual Song: "New Mexico - Mi Lindo Nuevo México"
State Cowboy Song: "Under New Mexico Skies"

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1803-03-01 - Rock Song: "Hang on Sloopy"

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1907-11-16 - Official State Waltz: "Oklahoma Wind"
Rock Song: "Do You Realize??"
Official State Folk Song: "Oklahoma Hills"

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1790-05-29 - State March - "Rhode Island"

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1796-06-01 - Other State Songs:
"When It's Iris Time in Tennessee"
"My Tennessee"
"The Tennessee Waltz"
"Rocky Top"
"Tennessee"
"The Pride of Tennessee"
"Smoky Mountain Rain"

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1896-01-04 - State Hymn: "Utah, We Love Thee"

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1863-06-20 - Official State Song: "This Is My West Virginia"
Official State Song: "West Virginia, My Home Sweet Home"

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1848-05-29 - State Ballad: "Oh Wisconsin, Land of My Dreams"
State Waltz: "The Wisconsin Waltz"

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