Artist: The Beach Boys
City: California (State)
Year: 1963
Best Line: "If everybody had an ocean / Across the U.S.A. / Then everybody'd be surfin' / Like Californi-a."

Makes Us Want to Visit

This iconic Beach Boys classic borrows heavily from Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little Sixteen," even cribbing the melody wholesale. Of course Berry's song mentions no spots appropriate for surfing, which is practically all the Beach Boys do here. 14 beaches in Cali get shout-outs. Oh, if only we all had oceans for backyards.