Artist: 2pac (feat. Dr. Dre)
City: California (State)
Year: 1995
Best Line: "Now let me welcome everybody to the wild, wild west / A state that's untouchable like Eliot Ness." - Dr. Dre

Sung by Non-native Makes Us Want to Visit

It's fun to imagine the recording session for "California Love." There is no doubt that Dre and 2pac knew they had an anthem: picture Dre nodding his head seriously, his hands on the knobs while 'Pac's in the booth grinning, the mic hanging in front of his face. Even a gated golf course community would admit to the magnificence of Dre's piano driven beat, the infectious vocoder chorus, and the charisma in each of 'Pac's words. Some songs lose their force after being overplayed at suburban middle school dances, lame singles mixers, bar mitzvahs, but "California Love" is bulletproof.