List of songs about Ohio
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|"Beautiful Ohio"||Ballard MacDonald||1918||Made the official state song of Ohio in 1969.|
|"Bloodbuzz Ohio"||The National||High Violet||2010|
|"Boy in Ohio"||Phil Ochs||Greatest Hits||1970|
|"Burn On"||Randy Newman||Sail Away||1980|
|"Carmen Ohio"||Fred Cornell||1903||The oldest school song still in use by The Ohio State University.|
|"Carry Me Ohio"||Sun Kil Moon||Ghosts of the Great Highway||2003||The song's narrative is partly based on frontman Mark Kozelek's boyhood in Ohio.|
|"Cleveland Rocks"||Ian Hunter||You're Never Alone with a Schizophrenic||1979||A cover version was used as the theme song for The Drew Carey Show in the 1990s.|
|"Cuyahoga"||R.E.M.||Life's Rich Pageant||1986||About the once-heavily polluted Cuyahoga River; the lyrics reference when it caught fire in 1969, which became a watershed incident in the environmental movement.|
|"Dayton Ohio, 1903"||Randy Newman||Sail Away||1980|
|"Escape from Ohio"||Electric Six||Kill||2009|
|"Four Days"||Counting Crows||This Desert Life||1999||A song about four days away from a girl in Ohio who Adam Duritz met.|
|"The Girl from Ohio"||Outlaws||Lady in Waiting||1976|
|"Lisbon, OH"||Bon Iver||Bon Iver, Bon Iver||2011|
|"Look At Miss Ohio"||Gillian Welch||Soul Journey||2003|
|"Look Out Cleveland"||The Band||The Band||1970|
|"My City Was Gone"||The Pretenders||single||1982||The song is an autobiographical lament about the singer returning to her childhood home in Ohio and discovering that rampant development and pollution had destroyed the "pretty countryside" of her youth; the lyrics make specific references to places in and around Akron, Ohio, the hometown of lead singer and writer Chrissie Hynde.|
|"Ohio"||Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young||single||1970||Written by Neil Young in reaction to the 1970 Kent State Shootings, after he saw the photos of the incident in Life Magazine.|
|"Ohio"||Isabelle Adjani||Pull Marine||1983||Song in French by actress Isabelle Adjani, written by Serge Gainsbourg.|
|"Ohio"||Damien Jurado||Rehearsals for Departure||1999|
|"Ohio"||The Black Keys||Ohio||2011|
|"Ohio"||Justice (band)||Audio, Video, Disco||2011|
|"Ohio"||Over the Rhine||Ohio||2003|
|"Ohio"||Leonard Bernstein, et al.||1953||From the Broadway musical Wonderful Town, about two sisters who move to New York City from Columbus, Ohio; in the song, they lament leaving.|
|"Ohio (Come Back to Texas)"||Bowling for Soup||A Hangover You Don't Deserve||2005|
|"Ohio Is for Lovers"||Hawthorne Heights||The Silence in Black and White||2004|
|"Ohioisonfire"||Of Mice & Men (band)||The Flood (Of Mice & Men album)||2011|
|"Youngstown"||Bruce Springsteen||The Ghost of Tom Joad||1995||The song tells the tale of the rise and fall of Youngstown, Ohio, over several generations, from the discovery of iron ore nearby in 1803 through the decline of the steel industry in the area in the 1970s.|
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