Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Your Favorite Song About Los Angeles: "Los Angeles," by X

It was a tight race early on, as Randy Newman's "I Love L.A." threatened to win our unscientific poll on the best tune about our city. But X eventually pulled far ahead. The results:

"Los Angeles" was released in 1980 by X, still considered one of the most influential punk bands in L.A. history. According to Wikipedia, "their 1980 record Los Angeles resonated so loudly with the citizens of the city that it is named after, that the band received an Official Certificate of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles in acknowledgment of their important contributions to Los Angeles music and culture."

Here are other songs that got a vote in our poll:

"Kid Charlemagne" by Steely Dan
"Santa Monica" by Everclear
"This Is L.A." by The Briggs
"Angeles" by Elliott Smith
"Pico and Sepulveda" by Felix Figueroa
"Slash From Guns and Roses" by I See Hawks in LA
"Ask the Angels" by Patti Smith
"Califonia" by Rufus Wainwright
"Los Angeles is Burning" by Bad Religion
"House on Highland Ave." by Gun Club
"I Love LA" by Rilo Kiley
"California" by Joni Mitchell
"Santa Monica" by the Eagles
"L.A. Freeway" by Guy Clark
"Los Angeles is Burning" by Bad Religion
"The Vicodin Song" by Terra Naomi
"Que Onda Guero" by Beck
"City of the Angels" by Fred Astaire
"California" by the Simpletones
"Free Falling" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"LA Woman" by the Doors

Any more that we missed? Email us or comment below!

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