Top 40 Songs with Arizona in the Lyrics: Songs 20 through 1

Arizona sunsets have inspired many songs.
Arizona sunsets have inspired many songs.
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Yesterday, we brought you 20 songs about Arizona, or with some reference to Arizona in the lyrics. We found 170 songs total, and whittled our list of the best down to 40. Our post yesterday counted down songs 40 through 21.

Here are the top 20 songs with lyrics about AZ:

20. "Phony Rappers" (A Tribe Called Quest): "His rhyme style is older than a Chrysler Cordoba/I'm wilder than the cats in Arizona."

19. "June on the West Coast" (Bright Eyes): "I spent a day dreaming of dying in Mesa, Arizona/Where all the green of life had turned to ash."


"2 Minutes of Death" (Stuck Mojo):

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"Fowler warned ya, then he had to storm ya/On that ass like heat in Arizona."

17. "The Painted Desert" (10,000 Maniacs): "In a Flagstaff trailer court, you wrote the line/He kicked a tumbleweed and his mother called him home/Where the Arizona moon met the Arizona sun."

16. "In the Springtime of His Voodoo" (Tori Amos): "Standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona/And I'm quite sure I'm in the wrong song."

15. "Aging Orange" (Vandals): "Maybe it's my ape drape, or hippes in my band/But now we only tour in Arizona or Japan."

14. "Arizona" (Kings of Leon): "Her lamp, slippers in her bedroom/She must feel it's awkward/Oh, I said it's Arizona."

13. "There Is No Arizona" (Jamie O'Neal): "There is no Arizona/No painted desert, no Sedona/If there was a Grand Canyon/She could fill it up with the lies he's told her."

12. "Yuma, AZ" (Damien Jurado): Once met a girl in Yuma, Arizona/Whose mother was dyslexic like mine/Grandpa owned a ranch, was where she learned to dance/I hear she goes out dancing all the time."

11. "Arizona" (Scorpions): "Arizona really feels alright/Girls swing here and they treat you right/Have so many special ways, you know/And that's alright."

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