Friday, July 18, 2008

Songs of the Fifty States: Bonus Tracks - Travelling Around

This really is the last 'Songs of the Fifty States' post - finishing off with a few songs that encompass many states at once, some of them all 50.

The 50 States Song - Sufjan Stevens (you see, that's why Sufjan - pronounced soof-yan FYI - Stevens has not appeared before in this list...there is method to my madness!)

Delaware - Perry Como (you'd think that I might have chosen this one for the state of Delaware, but it's so much better here...a fun one)

I've Been Everywhere - Hank Snow (Johnny Cash also covered this on Unchained)

Song of the 50 States - They Might Be Giants (it doesn't mention any states, but it fits in spirit...and title!)

And some godawful cheese that is just here because it fits the bill!:

50 States - Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer (primarily included because it comes from an album called, amusingly, Scat Like That!)

Fifty Nifty United States - School House Rock (educational...and sickening!)

For another state 'namechecker' song, check out this post by LD over at Star Maker Machine.

50 states
70 songs
286.5 MB
4.2 hours

...and we're done!


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Adrian said...

Fantastic! I came here to download the Perry Como Delaware song (which I heard on Stephen Fry in America). But what a feast of geography music you have!

I'm off to listen to them now. Thank you v much.