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Here Are 20 Songs About Ohio You Need To Hear If You Haven’t Yet

Turns out Ohio is worth writing a song or two about. From heartfelt lyrics about home to punk rock songs, Ohio has proved to serve as inspiration in pop culture for musical artists of all different genres.

1) “Ohio” by The Black Keys

2) “Ohio” by Damien Jurado

3) “Ohio Is For Lovers” by Hawthorne Heights

4) “Hoopes I Did It Again” by Relient K

5) “Cuyahoga” by R.E.M.

6) “Boy In Ohio” by Phil Ochs

7) “Appalachia” by Hannah Thompson

8) “Burn On” by Randy Newman

9) “Bloodbuzz Ohio” by The National

10) “Carry Me Ohio” by Sun Kil Moon

11) “Cleveland Rocks” by Ian Hunter

12) “Four Days” by Counting Crows

13) “Girl From Ohio” by The Outlaws

14) “Look Out Cleveland” by The Band

15) “Youngstown” by Bruce Springsteen

16) “Ohio (Come Back To Texas)” by Bowling For Soup

17) “Look At Miss Ohio” by Gillian Welch

18) “My City Was Gone” by The Pretenders

19) “Ohio” by Modest Mouse

20)…and, of course, “Hang On Sloopy” by The McCoys

What other songs about Ohio are there?

April Dray
Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance journalist and blogger. Written word is my zeal. I love my cat and she tolerates me.