Top Ten Louisiana Songs
After falling in love with Lelia Broussard’s song, “Louisiana” I got to thinking about some of the other songs for and about our great state. Now, I admit, I’m a little sentimental sometimes, especially at times like this when we face yet another potential disaster just weeks before hurricane season begins, so bear with me on a couple of these… I have included some favorites that tug on my heart every time I hear them. Here they are:
1. The Saints Are Coming by Green Day and U2
This wasn’t on my list until I watched this video again and relived the reopening of the Superdome and the Saints victory over the Falcons. What a great night that was for Louisiana!
2. Louisiana 1927 by Randy Newman
Especially poignant at this time.
3. Born on the Bayou by Creedence Clearwater Revival
A song about our neck of the woods by a guy from Berkeley, California.
4. New Orleans Ladies by LeRoux
Does anybody else remember watching this on TV and being so excited for them?
5. Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans by Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday