Must have state name in the title. Overrepresentation of the South and West probably not very surprising... and this doesn't even include "Mississippi Queen," "Tennessee," or "Mary Queen of Arkansas."
10. Hotel Arizona, Wilco.
9. Massachusetts, The Bee Gees. A little syrupy, but it's got a hook. Supposedly a response to the hippie westward movement of the late '60.
8. Montana, Frank Zappa. Do you think Frank Zappa ever really spent time in Montana?
7. Georgia On My Mind, Ray Charles.
6. Alabama, Neil Young. I actually like the Leonard Skinner tune, but this is Neil we're talking about. Even though I know he didn't spend much time in Alabama.
5. My Idaho Home, Ronee Blakely (off the Nashville soundtrack).
4. Oklahoma, U.S.A., The Kinks.
3. The Only Living Boy In New York, Simon & Garfunkel. Sinatra was the obvious choice here, but in fact it came down to this one against Sting's transcendent masterpiece, "Englishman In New York." He's an alien! A legal alien!
2. California, Joni Mitchell.
1. Nebraska, Bruce Springsteen. Wins although most of the action takes place in Wyoming. "Well sir I guess there's just a meanness in this world..."