Our Delaware

Our Delaware is the state song of the state of Delaware. The song began as a poem, written by George Bewick Hynson. Hynson published his song in 1906. Will M.S. Brown composed the music specifically for the poem. In 1925, the Delaware General Assembly voted on the song as their state song. Each of the Read More

Connecticut

In 1945, Judy Garland and Bing Crosby recorded the song Connecticut. This sweet tune refers to calling Connecticut home. The song was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. The recording was released on Bing Crosby’s album, Bing Crosby Sings with Judy Garland, Mary Martin, Johnny Mercer by Decca Records in 1948. The state song Read More

We’ve Only Just Begun by The Carpenters

We’ve Only Just Begun  is a popular love song made popular by The Carpenters.  However, it had beginnings as a bank commercial. The song was written by Roger Nichols and Paul Williams. The song was recorded by a friend of Nichols and made it’s debut as a wedding themed commercial for Crocker National Bank in Read More

Rocky Mountain High

Rocky Mountain High is said to be inspired by John Denver’s move to Aspen, Colorado. Denver is said to love the state and the beautiful mountains there. He began writing the song during the Perseid Meteor Shower which occurs each August. Denver stated in interviews that the inspiration quickly struck him while camping with friends. Read More

California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’ was written by John Phillips and Michelle Phillips when they were living in New York. In 1963, John Phillips dreamed about the song. Upon waking, he shook his wife, Michelle, awake and together the couple wrote the songs. At the time, the couple were members of “The New Journeymen”, a folk group. This Read More