9 songs that represent Los Angeles

LA Ty Dolla Sign feat. Kendrick Lamar, Brandy, and James Fauntleroy

For all the artists participating, who are all from Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, the partnership was ideal.

I Love LA Randy Newman

Randy Newman's classic song "I Love LA" honors the city. The song describes a wonderful sunny day in Los Angeles, complete with pleasant weather, a droptop car ride, and The Beach Boys music.

The Recipe Kendrick  Lamar

The hook talks about how much Kendrick loves other big places in the country, but nothing can match his birthplace.

Beverly Hills Weezer

They understand that lifestyle means spending days relaxing by a swimming pool and residing in an enormous mansion with a cleaning staff.

Sunset People Donna Summer

She is obsessed with seeing Hollywood stars everywhere, setting up shop in a luxury suite, and taking rides in a limousine from LAX airport.

Straight Outta Compton N.W.A.

The movie "Straight Outta Compton" made the world aware that it should get to know the N.W.A. members. It not only helped bring the group into the mainstream but also ushered in the West Coast's gangsta rap style. 

L.A. Women The Doors

"I see your hair is burning / Hills are filled with fire / If they ever say I never loved you / You know they are a liar" reveal the band's metaphorical comparison of Los Angeles to a woman.

Welcome to Hollywood Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Jay-Z and Beyoncé collaborate on the popular song "Welcome To Hollywood." The theme of the song is that while many aspire to enjoy the Hollywood lifestyle, they could instead experience its downfalls.

California Dreamin' The Mamas & The Papas

Since there isn't really a winter season in California, locals frequently congregate to the beaches. In their classic song, The Mamas & The Papas are thinking back on a chilly winter day and daydreaming about the sunny state.