R&B Songs That Mention California


California Songs
with Lyrics
California Songs
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California Songs
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This page was originally titled "California Soul" in honor of Marlena Shaw. These are R&B songs that mention California, taken from the main list of songs that mention California. Originally used to describe music marketed to urban African Americans in the 1940s, the term R&B, short for "rhythm and blues," is a broad genre of popular music that encompasses a wide variety of derivative genres, including soul, funk, disco, doo-wop, smooth jazz, ska, reggae, hip-hop, alternative R&B. You'll mostly find songs with soul and funk roots represented here with only a few G-funk hip-hop songs because Hip-Hop has it's own list, disco is found on the dance music list, and I haven't found much in the way of reggae and doo-wop music that mentions California.

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(Numbers are on top. Ignore any article at the beginning such as "The" or "A" except for non-English languages.)
(Artists name + band name combos are filed under the artist's last name.)
Artist  (with links to comments and lyrics) Song Title  (click the link to listen to the song)
Adele Hello
A$AP Rocky L$D
Ashford & Simpson Nobody Walks in L.A.
Banded Future California Dreamin'
Justin Bieber (featuring Daniel Caesar & Giveon) Peaches
Blackbear (featuring G-Eazy) 90210
Buddy Trouble on Central
Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs
(featuring Chinaka Hodge)
Foxy Girls (Candy Store)
Celeborate California Breeze
Childish Gambino Telegraph Ave. ("Oakland by Lloyd")
Nat King Cole Midnight Flyer
Nat King Cole (Get Your Kicks) On Route 66
Rodger Collins Foxy Girls in Oakland
Colonel Loud (featuring Young Dolph, Ricco Barrino) California
Color Me Badd California Dreamin
Con Funk Shun California 1
Coolio Fantastic Voyage
The Crusaders (featuring Bill Withers) Soul Shadows
Betty Davis Hangin' Out in Hollywood
Delinquent Habits This is L.A.
Dr. Dre & Snoop Doggy Dogg Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang
Estelle (featuring Kanye West) American Boy
Fantastic Negrito The Last Days of Oakland (Intro)
Four Tops L.A. (My Town)
Warren G. & Nate Dogg Regulate
Marvin Gaye I Got to Get to California
Ronnie Hudson and the Street People West Coast Poplock
Ice Cube It Was a Good Day
Michael Jackson Hollywood Tonight
Rick James Hollywood
Montel Jordan This is How We Do It
Jungle Heavy, California
Jungle House in L.A.
Gladys Knight & the Pips Midnight Train to Georgia
KO Leaving California
Kool & The Gang Hollywood Swinging
The Lagoons California
Lil Rob California
The Main Ingredient California My Way
Maze (Frankie Beverly &) Look At California
Zana Messia L.A. Minute
Zana Messia Ride This 2 The End
Zana Messia & The Balkan Soul Orchestra I've Seen Him Before
Miguel Leaves
Miguel Hollywood Dreams
Miguel The Valley
The Miracles Ain't Nobody Straight In L.A.
The Miracles City of Angels
The Miracles Smog
Post Malone (featuring Ty Dolla Sign) Psycho
Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Rihanna California King Bed
Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise California
Jasper Sawyer California Dreaming
Boz Scaggs Hollywood
Marlena Shaw
California Soul
Silver Convention San Francisco Hustle
Sister Sledge He's the Greatest Dancer
Skalifornia The Skatalites
Snoop Dogg (featuring Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder) California Roll
SOB X RBE (featuring Kendrick Lamar and Zacari) Paramedic!
Sudan Archives Limitless
Sun Rai San Francisco Street
Teena Marie Where's California
Dante Thomas Miss California
Tony! Toni! Toné! It Never Rains (In Southern California)
Tower of Power East Bay! Oakland Style!
Tower of Power The Oakland Stroke
Tupac Shakur (2Pac) (featuring Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman)
California Love
Tupac Shakur (2Pac) Check Out Time
Tupac Shakur (2Pac) To Live and Die In L.A.
The Undisputed Truth California Soul
The Unemployed Funky Thing Part 1 and Funky thing Part 2
Usher (featuring Tyga) California
Village People San Francisco (You've Got Me)
War L.A. Sunshine
War Low Rider
War Summer
Leon Ware Why I Came to California
Dionne Warwick 99 Miles From L.A.
The Weeknd Escape From L.A.
Nancy Wilson I'm Always Drunk in San Francisco (And I Don't Drink at All)
Bobby Womack California Dreamin'

Group Lists of California Songs
Beverly Hills
The Central Coast
The Hollywood Sign
Los Angeles
San Francisco
The Bay Area
Going to California
Leaving California
California Critics
California Dreaming
California Girls
Driving in California
The Santa Ana Winds
California Songs
California Sunshine
Non-English Lyrics
Electronic Dance Music
Hip-Hop / Rap


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