– The Only Place by Best Coast
Best Coast is fire. As you can see in their name, they love California. This is a super upbeat and fun song. It’s a song you blare while trying to clean your room but keep getting sidetracked by your own dancing to the song.
“We were born with sun in our teeth and in our hair
When we get bored, we like to sit around
Sit around and stare
At the mountains, at the birds, at the ocean, at the trees”
– West Coast by Coconut Records
Definitely interesting since it’s supposed to have a sad underlying meaning but the background music is uplifting. Fun fact: Jason Schwartz is the singer of Coconut Records. The guy who’s in literally every single Wes Anderson film.
“For a second there I thought you disappeared
It rains a lot this time of year
We both go together if one falls down
I talk out loud like you’re still around”
– Gods and Monsters by Lana Del Rey (Or literally any song by Lana in general)
Honestly, all of her songs have some kind of reference to LA. I’m not even sure if this song is about her living in LA but I relate to it like that. I felt everything in LA that Lana feels in this song.
“In the land of gods and monsters
I was an angel
Looking to get fucked hard
Like a groupie incognito posing as a real singer
Life imitates art”
– Mr.Right by Mickey Avalon
You guys probably know Mickey Avalon as the guy who sang “My Dick” but he actually has a lot of good songs. I love his Hollywood album. It’s super grungy and it’s about him being a male prostitute in LA.
“Bird on the wire
Your skirt’s on fire
Please take a moment to admire my attire:
Fresh white ballies and pink tube socks
Tight grey Levi’s, a shirt with polka dots
But it’s fake
Like your tits
And your eyes and your nose and your lips”
– Men in this Town by Shakira
Shoutout to Skybar in Weho in this song. This describes LA men to a tee.
“Is there a prince in this stable for a small town girl like me
The good ones are gone
Or not able
And Matt Damon’s not meant for me
Damon’s not meant for me!”
– More Bounce in California by Soulkid
Need I say more?
“Now everybody’s by the pool, freaking out on ecstasy
Just bumpin to a playlist … mp3
Here comes another group of ladies, parked her mama’s SUV
Well, I’ve seen that blonde before in a vivid DVD”