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Greatest Hits: 25 Songs About Oklahoma

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Posted 06.21.13

Oklahoma—its vast prairie, rolling hills, small towns, and down-home hospitality—has provided plenty of inspiration to singers and songwriters.

We asked our Facebook fans (all 37,000 of them) for their favorite Oklahoma songs. We paired their suggestions with our own to come up with this list of our state’s greatest hits. Grab some headphones and enjoy.

If you’re a Spotify user, you can hear these songs and more via our “Oklahoma’s Greatest Hits” playlist.

1. Oklahoma U.S.A.

by The Kinks

 

2. If You’re Ever in Oklahoma

by J.J. Cale

 

3. You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma

by David Frizzell & Shelly West

 

4. All the Time in the World

by John Fullbright

 

5. Homesick, Lonesome Hillbilly Okie

by Hank Thompson

 

6. Choctaw Bingo

by James McMurtry

 

7. 24 Hours From Tulsa

by Gene Pitney

 

8. Oklahoma

by Bishop Allen

 

9. Oklahoma Breakdown

by Mike Hosty (performed by Stoney LaRue)

 

10. Home Sweet Oklahoma

by Leon Russell

 

11. Them Tulsa Boys

by Paul Benjamin Band

 

12. My Oklahoma Home

by Sis & Bill Cunningham (performed by Bruce Springsteen)

 

13. Never Been To Spain

by Hoyt Axton (this version performed by Waylon Jennings)

 

14. Oklahoma Hills

by Woody Guthrie (this version performed by Arlo Guthrie & the Guthrie Family Reunion)

 

15. Oklahoma Song

by Hoyt Axton

 

16. Oklahoma

by The Call

 

17. Boy From Oklahoma

by Willis Alan Ramsay

 

18. Town in Oklahoma

by Wink Burcham

 

19. Tulsa Telephone Book

by Tom T. Hall

 

20. Oklahoma Girl

by Eli Young Band

 

21. Crazy About Oklahoma

by Jimmy Reed

 

22. All Aboard for Oklahoma

by Spade Cooley

 

23. Okie From Muskogee

by Merle Haggard

 

24. Oklahoma

by Elvin Bishop

 

25. Take Me Back to Tulsa

by Bob Wills