Songs That Mention California Dreaming



     




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California Songs
with Lyrics
California Songs
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California Songs
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These are songs that mention California Dreaming, the California Dream, California Dreams, wanting and wishing to be in California, or having California on the mind. They're all taken from the main list of songs that mention California. They all mention wanting to be in California or wishing for a better life that is thought to be found in California. Most of these songs use the word "dream" or even "California Dream" but not all of them.

From the gold rush to dreams of Hollywood stardom to the technology boom, the California Dream is often portrayed as a faster, richer version of the American Dream, with nicer weather. Often, dreaming about California in a song just means wanting to hang out in the sun by a pool or a beach. The Mamas and the Papa's song "California Dreamin" which started it all off was simply about wishing for warmer winter weather. It should really be called "Southern California Dreaming" since most of the songs are about L.A. and since the weather is not as warm in other parts of the state. Some songs portray the California Dream as an illusion, and sometimes the dream became a California nightmare. They're also included here because dreams don't always come true.

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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)
   
A
Adele Hello
Alesso Cool
American Music Club California Dreamin'
Aqualung California
The Arlenes Going to California
JP Ashkar California Christmas
Kassi Ashton Califiornia, Missouri
B
Banded Future California Dreamin'
The Beach Boys California Dreaming
Bobby Bare California Dreams
Big & Rich California
Bleachers Don't Go Dark
Blo California Dreaming
Blontourage California Country
Boys Like Girls Leaving California
Dylan Brady I Hate California
Jon Brian (featuring WYD) I Live in California
Bsuavee (featuring Westside Boogie x Yelly x Yoey Composes) California Dream
Neek Bucks California Dreaming
C
California Dreams TV Show Cast California Dreams
Calvin & Juls (featuring Tobey Nize) California Diva
Hoagy Carmichael Hong Kong Blues
The Casanovas California
Cashman & West (aka Morning Mist) California On My Mind
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis All the Gold in California
Arman Cekin (featuring Snoop Dogg & Paul Rey) California Dreaming
Exene Cervenka Alone in Arizona
Chris Cheney California
Chris & Herb Bakersfield Bound
CHUNG HA California Dream
City and Color The Golden State
Color Me Badd California Dreamin
Con Funk Shun California 1
Cruzmatik California Grown
D
The Dead Milkmen Punk Rock Girl
The Demonics California Nightmare
Dirty Heads Rescue Me
Dirty Honey California Dreamin'
The Dollyrots California
Drain California Cursed
Ethan Dufault California
E
The Eagles The Last Resort
Eastwood (featuring The Game) California
Robert Ellis California
Melissa Etheridge California
Everclear Santa Monica
F
Fantastic Negrito (featuring Miko Marks) Rolling Through California
Jay Farrar California
José Feliciano California Dreamin'
K.Flay Bye, Bye Illinois
Chris Floats California Dreams
Dallas Frazier California Cotton Fields
Freischwimmer California Dreamin'
G
The Game California Dream
The Jerry Garcia Band Mission in the Rain
The Gatlin Brothers  All the Gold in California
Chase Goehring California
Gorillaz (featuring Snoop Dogg & Jamie Principle) Hollywood
H
Merle Haggard California Cottonfields
Merle Haggard California On My Mind
Merle Haggard If We Make it Through December
Beth Hart My California
The Hellp California Dream Girl
Hollywood Undead California Dreaming
John Lee Hooker Frisco Blues
I
J
Michael Jackson Hollywood Tonight
JamieBoy (featuring Kalin and Myles) California
Ella Janes California
Jem California Sun
Jamey Johnson California Riots
Jonas Brothers L.A. Baby (Where Dreams Are Made Of)
Homer Joy Southern California Sand
Patrick Juvet Viva California
K
Klaatu California Jam
Gladys Knight & the Pips Midnight Train to Georgia
Diana Krall California Dreamin'
L
Lana Del Rey F**k It, I Love You
La Luz California Finally
LC Wells I Wish I Was In California
Lechuza California Dream Girl
Jacquie Lee California Dreaming
Local H California Songs
Lorde California
Chris Lorenzo (featurnig High Jinx) California Dreamin'
M
Tom Mac California On My Mind
The Mamas & the Papas - and a long list of cover versions California Dreamin'
MattyB California Dreamin
John Mayall California
Tim McGraw California
Barry McGuire California Dreamin'
Zana Messia L.A. Minute
Zana Messia Ride This 2 The End
Joe Dee Messina You're Not in Kansas, Anymore
Metro Station California
Miguel Hollywood Dreams
Grant Miller California Train
Mocedades California Espera
Suzi Moon California
Morning Mist aka Cashman & West California On My Mind
Mos Def Kalifornia
Shawn Mullins California
N
Nappy Roots (featuring Slick & Rose) Kalifornia Dreamin'
The Narrative California Sun
Neggy Gemmy California
NemRaps California Dreaming
David Nevory California
Fjaere Nilssen California Dream Girl
O
Oh Laura California
Angel Olsen California
OneRepublic West Coast
Olivia Ooms California Country
Mike O'Rourke California's Callin' Me
P
Panic! At The Disco Dying in L.A.
Gram Parsons California Cotton Fields
Philly K. & Madi Rindge California
Jared Porter California
Raff Pylon (featurning Snoop Dogg) Christmas in California
Raff Pylon, Afro Bros & Leo Santana
(featuring Snoop Dogg & DioBula)
Christmas in California (Latin Version)
Q
R
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Destiny Rogers (featuring Kalan.FrFr) West Like
The Rose California
S
Jasper Sawyer California Dreaming
Scarub California Dreaming
Allie Sherlock California
Shwayze (with Cisco) Golden Dreams
Michael Shynes California in the Spring
Sia California Dreamin'
Sickick California
Silent Pilot California
Nancy Sinatra California Dreamin'
Tom Sless California Dream
Tupac Shakur (2Pac)
(featuring Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman)
California Love
The Statlers Hollywood
Lennon Stella (featuring Charlie Puth) Summer Feelings
Billy Swan California Song (For Marlu)
T
Thirty Seconds to Mars City of Angels
Louis Tomlinson High in California
Jean Tonique California
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway (featuring Dan Tyminski) San Francisco Blues
U
V
(Various Artists) California' Dreamin' - A Long List of Cover Versions
Village People In Hollywood (Everybody Is a Star)
W
Morgan Wallen More Than My Hometown
Leon Ware Why I Came to California
"Weird Al" Yankovic Skipper Dan
The Welcome Matt In San Francisco (Wake Me Up)
Brooke White California Song
Tony Joe White California On My Mind
Wilco California Stars
Bill Withers City Of The Angels
Bobby Womack California Dreamin'
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Y
Brett Young Country in California
Jazzie Young California
Z
Group Lists of California Songs
Places
The Bay Area
Beverly Hills
The Central Coast
Hollywood
The Hollywood Sign
Los Angeles
Malibu
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco
Other CA Cities & Places
Topics
California Dreaming
California Girls
California Songs
California Sunshine
Critical of California
Driving in California
Earthquakes in California
Going to California
Leaving California
San Francisco/Disco Rhymes
The Santa Ana Winds
Wildfires in California
Genres
Blues
Christmas Songs
Country
Electronic Dance Music
Hip-Hop / Rap
Non-English Lyrics
Parody & Novelty Songs
Punk / Alternative Rock
R&B













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