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Whether specifically about the state or just an exceptional song from a notable native, each song in this playlist was very carefully selected. Many of the artists and songs included were quickly and naturally selected for their almost folkloric take on Americana. However, somehow, someway, we were able to make a little detour and somewhat close with one of our favorite decades. You'll see, or hear, rather. Below, In alphabetical order, is our first "50 States Playlist". Go ahead and blast it.

1) Alabama: "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynryd Skynyrd
2) Alaska: "Alaska and Me" by John Denver
3) Arizona: "Arizona" by Kings of Leon
4) Arkansas: "Mary Queen of Arkansas" by Bruce Springsteen
5) California: "Under the Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
6) Colorado: "Colorado Girl" by Townes Van Zandt
7) Connecticut: "I Live in Connecticut" by Aerosmith
8) Delaware: "Hello, I'm in Delaware" by City and Colour
9) Florida: "Jacksonville Skyline" by Whiskeytown
10) Georgia: "Sodom, South Georgia" by Iron & Wine
11) Hawaii: "Blue Hawaii" by Elvis Presley
12) Idaho: "Idaho" by Delta Spirit
13) Illinois: "Chicago" by Sufjan Stevens
14) Indiana: "Back Home Again in Indiana" by Oscar Peterson
15) Iowa: "The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines" by Joni Mitchell
16) Kansas: "Kansas City" by Okkervil River
17) Kentucky: "Rollin' Back" by My Morning Jacket
18) Louisiana: "Goodnight Elisabeth" by Counting Crows
19) Maine: "Nothing But Time" by Jackson Browne
20) Maryland: "St.  Robinson In His Cadillac Dream" by Counting Crows
21) Massachusetts: "I Want My City Back" by Mighty Mighty Bosstones
22) Michigan: "Hand Springs" by The White Stripes
23) Minnesota: "Skyway" by The Replacements
24) Mississippi: "Avalon Blues" by Mississippi John Hurt
25) Missouri: "Kansas City" by The New Basement Tapes
26) Montana: "Big City" by Merle Haggard
27) Nebraska: "Omaha" by Counting Crows
28) Nevada: "Leaving Las Vegas" by Sheryl Crow
29) New Hampshire: "New Hampshire" by Sonic Youth
30) New Jersey: "Hackensack" by Fountains of Wayne
31) New  Mexico: "New Mexico" by Jonathan Wilson
32) New York: "New York Kiss" by Spoon
33) North Carolina: "If It's the Beaches" by The Avett Brothers
34) North Dakota: "Before You Hit the Ground" by Jonny Lang
35) Ohio: "Ohio" by The Black Keys
36) Oklahoma: "Okie from Muskogee" by Merle Haggard & The Strangers
37) Oregon: "So Much for the Afterglow" by Everclear
38) Pennsylvania: "Shimmer" by Fuel
39) Rhode Island: "Honeychain" by Throwing Muses
40) South Carolina: "Oh My Sweet Carolina" by Ryan Adams
41) South Dakota: "Polaroids" by Shawn Colvin
42) Tennessee: "September Gurls" by Big Star
43) Texas: "Jingle of a Dog's Collar" by Butthole Surfers
44) Utah: "Poetic Tragedy" by The Used
45) Vermont: "Feel Us Shaking" by The Samples
46) Virginia: "#41" by Dave Mathews Band
47) Washington: "River of Deceit" by Mad Season
48) West Virginia: "The Skin of my Yellow Country Teeth" by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
49) Wisconsin: "Minnesota, WI" by Bon Iver
50) Wyoming: "The Emperor of Wyoming" by Neil Young