LA wouldn’t be LA without the music and larger entertainment industry. We’ve selected the top songs for an LA focused soundtrack for your next visit (or commute if you live there). If these aren’t enough tracks for you, be sure to click through to discover all the other songs about Los Angeles that we’ve gathered in our collection.
TOP TEN SONGS FOR YOUR LOS ANGELES SOUNDTRACK
- All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow (iTunes | Amazon) Crow sings about squandered potential and unlimited dreams in the classic “This is LA” song
- L.A. My Kinda Place – Barry White (iTunes | Amazon) Barry’s velvet undertones blanket the city where dreams are mad
- Hooray For Hollywood – Rosemary Clooney (iTunes | Amazon) George’s aunt belts out this SoCal classic. Dreams were made from this
- I Love L.A.– Randy Newman (iTunes | Amazon) Master of the turning basic thoughts into popular music, Newman’s seminal classic celebrates the whole thing
- Los Angeles, I’m Yours – The Decemberists (iTunes | Amazon) “Shallow cheeked and sure… I can see your undies” sings this cheeky ballad
- Beverly Hills – Weezer (iTunes | Amazon) Rivers Cuomo’s genuine interest in the city came to be interpreted as a satirical slap once this 2005 alternative track became popular
- Hollywood Nights – Bob Seger (iTunes | Amazon) This 1978 rock anthem hit 12 on the Billboard charts the year it was released
- California – Phantom Planet (iTunes | Amazon) Made popular as the theme to the Fox series The O.C., this song resonated for Phantom Planet before the show ever aired
- Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers (iTunes | Amazon) The Chili Peppers’ classic ballad about the city they live in, the City of Angels
- Hollywood Swinging – Kool & the Gang (iTunes | Amazon ) This R&B/ funk track was the band’s first Number One hit when it was released in 1974
Want even more songs about Los Angeles? Check the out our full Songs about LA page for more rock, alternative, hip hop, singer/songwriter and other musical selections about Los Angeles and Southern California.
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