california-themed songs

Jetset Jingles :: California Dreamin'

California Dreamin, a music playlist[trip style = sun]

Jetset Jingles publishes once monthly. The ‘soundtrack’ is written, mixed and mastered by Nicole, amateur DJ by night and movie maven by day.

“C-a-l-i-f-o-r-n-eye-ah…….knows how to party” - 2Pac

If you were in high school in the mid to late '90s, those lyrics should instantly put you back to 1996---likely at a school dance or cruising the streets in your parent's car---when 2Pac released his ‘California Love’ single. And he’s not the only artist to have sung about the Golden State, he’s among hundreds who have crooned about heading out West to find the sun, the beach and the ladies.

There’s something to be said about the California-cool laid-back vibe and the year-round sunshine, which is why I head South a few times a year to catch some R&R. My upcoming trip is going to be music- and sun-themed---obviously!---taking in the tunes at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival {which I wrote about two years ago}.

This month's Jetset Jingles plays homage to the artists who all have one thing in common: sunshine on the mind, and will have you California dreamin’ in no time…

Happy Listening.

Song List 1/ California Love - 2Pac: Greatest Hits 2/ California Girls - Sounds of Summer - The Very Best of The Beach Boys 3/ Queen of California - Born and Raised 4/ California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg) - California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg) - Single 5/ Hotel California - Eagles Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

Playlist {Can’t view the playlist?}

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[photo by nicole]