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The Very Best Songs about Los Angeles, California

Discover the very best songs about Los Angeles, California. Whether you’re traveling there tomorrow or dreaming of Hollywood, we have your back. From Rosemary Clooney to Sheryl Crow, from Neil Diamond to Snoop Dogg, from The Eagles to Katy Perry, we’ve gathered the very best songs about Los Angeles, California in one place. Start with our top ten songs about L.A., and then explore by genre – including theme songs from TV shows set in L.A., rock, blues, vocals, standards, hip hop, pop, alternative, country, folk, singer/songwriter, surf, metal, and even some holiday songs. You’ll find all the best songs about Los Angeles, California right here.

Top 10 songs about Los Angeles, California

  1. All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow (iTunes | Amazon) Crow sings about squandered potential and unlimited dreams in the classic “This is LA” song
  2. L.A. My Kinda Place – Barry White (iTunes | Amazon) Barry’s velvet undertones blanket the city where dreams are mad
  3. Hooray For Hollywood – Rosemary Clooney (iTunes | Amazon) George’s aunt belts out this SoCal classic. Dreams were made from this
  4. I Love L.A. – Randy Newman (iTunes | Amazon) Newman’s 1983 song celebrates LA landmarks – and some of the extremes of wealth and poverty around them – in this defacto LA anthem. “We love it!”
  5. Los Angeles, I’m Yours – The Decemberists (iTunes | Amazon) “Shallow cheeked and sure… I can see your undies” sings this cheeky ballad
  6. Beverly Hills – Weezer (iTunes | Amazon) Rivers Cuomo said that he wrote the song with real affection, but somehow in its journey to release people perceived it as a snarky take down
  7. Hollywood Nights – Bob Seger (iTunes | Amazon) Seger said he was inspired to write this song by the Hollywood Hills while driving home one night in 1977
  8. 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
  9. Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers (iTunes | Amazon) Penned by Peppers’ lead singer Anthony Kiedis about LA’s role as his constant companion as he recovered from drug addiction, the hit song broke the band into the mainstream
  10. Hollywood Swinging – Kool & the Gang (iTunes | Amazon ) This 1973 R&B funk track laid the base line for many a Hollywood soundtrack

Want more of the best songs about Los Angeles, California? Check our list below for more favorites, standbys, classics, and a few oddball selections. No matter your musical taste, you can find a sound you like among the best songs about Los Angeles.  Like us on Facebook or check out more top 10 songs for other great cities and destinations.

MORE SONGS ABOUT LOS ANGELES

THEME SONGS FROM TV SHOWS SET IN L.A.

ROCK SONGS ABOUT L.A.

STANDARDS & VOCAL SONGS ABOUT L.A.

HIP HOP SONGS ABOUT L.A.

POP SONGS ABOUT L.A.

ALTERNATIVE SONGS ABOUT L.A.

COUNTRY SONGS ABOUT L.A.

FOLK SONGS & SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS ABOUT L.A.

SURF ROCK SONGS ABOUT L.A.

BLUES SONGS ABOUT L.A.

ELECTRONIC SONGS ABOUT L.A.

CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY SONGS ABOUT L.A.

SUGGEST SONGS ABOUT LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Is there a good song about, from, or simply referencing Los Angeles, Hollywood, Orange County, Santa Monica, Malibu or any other city in the L.A. area that we missed? Drop us a line or like us on Facebook and let us know your favorite songs about Los Angeles, California.

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