Oh Arkansas, what is there to say about you? There are a shitload of Wal-Marts there, so that is one thing. And they don't only have SEC football y'all. Two count them TWO minor league baseball teams. Which feed into the rich and storied baseball powerhouses of the, awww shit Los Angelas Angels of Anaheim Southern California or wherever they are from now, and the GD Kansas City Royals. Ouch Arkansas, no wonder all of y'all cling to the piggies. It's OK I'm to make your ears happy, oh and John L. what was that?
Thanks big guy!
Arkansas is not necessarily known as a hot bed of musical talent, and most probably think of banjos and wash tub guitars. In all honesty you probably aren't all that far off, but if you take the time there are some absolute legends from the Natural State. Really guys? That's the best you could do, the Natural State? Jesus they almost make it too easy. Minus one American Idol winner and a ton of absolutely terrible country bands, here is the best of what Arkansas has to offer musically. Hope all y'all have a blast up in Fayetville. BTHO Arky!
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1. Holdin' On- Monsta (Skrillex & Nero Remix)
Every playlist needs to start off with a solid kick in the pants, this is yours.
2. Let's Stay Together- Al Green
The Reverand is a proud son of Forrest City, Arkansas. This one goes out to you t.u
3. Don't Take Your Guns to Town- Johnny Cash
The Man in Black was born in Kingsland, Arkansas. He will forever be the king of country music to me.
4. Tired of Being Alone- Al Green
Mr. Green can sing to me all the time
5. All the Way Turnt Up- Roscoe Dash
Ooomph, Arkansas hip hop is sparse to say the least, this is the best you get.
6. Alright- Damn Arkansan
Palette cleanser, oh and hey there Fayeteville, glad you could make a contribution
7. Loud Pipes- Lil' Wayne
This is a dedication to my longtime tailgate partners Coach Banjo and Weasel
8. My Booty is So Luxurious- Don't Stop Please
Raise your hand if you know where Conway, Arkansas is. Well these cats are from there and have one of the best titles to a song ever. EVER!
9. Heavy Cross- Gossip
Beth Ditto claims Searcy, Arkansas as home. GO check out a video of Gossip live, they are nuts
10. I'd Love to Lay You Down- Conway Twitty
11.Back Like That- Ghostface Killah & Ne-Yo
Camden, Arkansas boy here. Not technically his song here, but Ne-yo's music just bored me in general
12. Tight Fittin' Jeans- Conway Twitty
Conway is not a native but grew up in Helena, Arkansas. And he is fantastic
13. The Weight- Levon Helm
Bob Dylan's OG drummer, member of the Band and from Elaine Arkansas. Left us too soon Levon
14. We Sink- CHVRCHES
At this point I was running out of Arkansas themed music, so I started plugging in songs I have been spinning constantly. This amazing Scottish band is playing on my birthday this year
15. Demons- Sleight Bells (Diplo Remix)
Loud, Abrasive, LOUD! Oh they are from Florida so SEC! SEC!
16. Broken- Seether, Amy Lee
Ok, so back to Arkansas. The chick from Evanescence grew up in Little Rock. Kudos to you Little Rock
17. Tuscan Leather- Drake
Thank you Drake for putting out an album so I can use this image all season
18. Cocaine Blues- Johnny Cash
Mr. Cash will always have two spots
19. Up on Cripple Creek- Levon Helm
Just so good
20. Good Times- Styles P
I get high on the memory.....of last year's beat down of the piggies
21. Let Go- RAC, Kele, MNDR
Just another song I want more people to hear
22. A Good Idea- Sugar
I love Bob Mould, and I miss '90s rock
23. Reflektor- Arcade Fire
MUSIC NERD ALERT! Arcade Fire have been my favorite band for problem 10 years. The new song has David Bowie on it. The Thin White Duke! C'mon that's worth a listen right there.
HAPPY LISTENING EVERYBODY! KEEP IT GANGSTA!