Figured this could be a fun idea.
For each state we’ll do nominations and a poll. Submit a song (can be about the state, reference it, by an artist from there or whatever, give a bit of blurb if its not obvious)
All the nominations go in a poll. Winner gets eternal glory, top 3 (maybe 5, not decided) go on a big Spotify playlist.
Will it be fun?
Will I keep it up for more states than Sufjan?
Going to do them in alphabetical order so we’ll start with Alabama. Roll Tide! Lynyrd Skynyrd! Etc!
Get yer noms in (songwhip or Spotify links pls)
You had to start with one of the shittiest states…
Go blame the alphabet, bozo!
Gets even worse with Arkansas
Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues again is a good one (is cat powers version better than dylans? Steeley Dan version doesnt exist)
my boys love writing songs about alabama
Someone with something other than Spotify could link to it pls
Some great shouts here, not to be a pedant though, Memphis & West Memphis are in other states.
Fire by Waxahatchee definitley wins Arkansas for my money.
Anyway for Alabama:
there arent that many alabama rappers, weirdly
Gucci Mane is alabama right?
Stars Fell On Alabama is one of my favourite jazz standards. Love the Johnny Smith version, but this one’s a real heart melter:
you listen to that remaster/reimagining of dirty south they put out? the new songs are good, not sure about the new vocal takes, worth a go though