California-themed music: 8 must-hear songs

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There are countless songs created in honour of the Golden State, whether you are a native Californian, a transplant, or you just wish you could live there.

 There is a classic California song for just about every music lover among these tracks, which cover a wide spectrum of genres from soul to folk to hip-hop.

View the slideshow to see 8 of the most well-known songs about California, including the famed Beach Boys tune "California Girls" and the eerie "San Francisco."

"California Girls," The Beach Boys

"Malibu," Hole

"Hotel California," The Eagles

"Folsom Prison Blues," Johnny Cash

"Dani California," Red Hot Chili Peppers

"San Francisco," Scott McKenzie

"Marina del Rey," George Strait

"California Dreamin'," The Mamas and the Papas

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