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64 Pop, Rock, and Country Songs About Florida

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Celebrate sunny Florida with a playlist of pop, rock, and country music. Songs give shout-outs to locations like Key Largo, the Everglades, Miami, Gainesville, Tampa, Panama City, Jacksonville, Daytona, Key West, and more.

Celebrate sunny Florida with a playlist of pop, rock, and country music. Songs give shout-outs to locations like Key Largo, the Everglades, Miami, Gainesville, Tampa, Panama City, Jacksonville, Daytona, Key West, and more.

Florida Songs: A Sandy Slice of Paradise

Stand anywhere in balmy Florida, and you'll be within 60 miles of the ocean. Ah, glorious Florida, the state where gators and swampland give way to sand and shells, sea breezes and ocean waves. Whether you've lived in Florida, vacationed at one of its beaches or theme parks, or just wanted to, you know that the Sunshine State is a sandy slice of paradise.

Celebrate the great state of Florida with a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs. We have a long list to start you out!

1. "Key Largo" by Bertie Higgins

When a romantic relationship went bust, heartbroken singer-songwriter Bertie Higgins leaned upon his love of old movies to woo his sweetheart back. The Florida native wrote this mellow 1981 pop song about reunited love.

He referenced Casablanca, the 1948 Academy Award-winning movie that starred Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Becall. "Key Largo" was Higgins' only Top 40 Billboard number, thus making him a one-hit-wonder. On the positive side, he did marry his lady friend (only to divorce her later on).

2. "Kokomo" by The Beach Boys

The narrator in this 1988 chart-topping rock single is in love and ready to go island hopping—to Aruba, Jamaica, Bermuda, Bahama(s), Martinique, Montserrat, and Port-au-Prince (Haiti). He thus invites his lady friend to escape with him to Kokomo, an imaginary island just off the Florida Keys.

Written especially for the movie Cocktail, the song celebrates the Caribbean vacation paradise as the perfect place to fall in love. Although you can't find the mythical Kokomo in Florida, you can find locations called Kokomo in these states: Indiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Colorado, Texas, and Hawaii.

3. "Seminole Wind" by John Anderson

Invoked in this 1992 country hit is the spirit of the Seminoles, a Native American tribe displaced from their Florida homeland. In the years following the Revolutionary War, settlers increasingly encroached on Seminole land. The song also mourns the draining of the Florida Everglades and their subsequent environmental destruction for profit.

4. "Miami, My Amy" by Keith Whitley

When love finds you, nothing can keep you from it. In this 1986 country song, a California man has been lassoed by love while visiting Miami. But Amy, the narrator's Florida love interest, wants him to be certain of his romantic feelings before he settles down. He returns home to the west coast alone.

Love ultimately wins when the man doesn't have time to unpack before Amy beckons him back to Florida. The long-distance lovebirds decide to close the gap between them and reunite for good.

"Miami, My Amy" was Keith Whitley's first Billboard country hit. A mere three years later, in 1989, the singer died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 34. His blood alcohol concentration was a whopping .47. Whitley was married to country musician Lorrie Morgan and, at the time of his death, was on the cusp of country superstardom. Sadly, he wasn't aware that he was only two weeks away from receiving a surprise invitation to join the Grand Old Opry, one of country music's highest honors.

5. "Gainesville" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Tom Petty and members of his band, The Heartbreakers, grew up in Gainesville, Florida, a product of the area's bustling rock and independent music scene. The band was formed in 1976 and enjoyed over four decades of success until Petty's death in 2017.

This 1994 rock ditty is their low-key tribute to their hometown. The Grammy Award-winning group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

6. "Summer Nights" by Rascal Flatts

The guys of Rascal Flatts may be the age of creepy Uncle Morty, but here they are jamming to this upbeat 2009 country-pop crossover song that celebrates drinking with friends on the beach. They're super stoked about the "teeny French bikinis" as they summon friends with igloos of "Coronas in Daytona" to gather on the beach and join them for the fun things that fill summer nights.

7. "Ocean Avenue" by Yellowcard

Pop-punk group Yellowcard is another band that hails from Florida. Formed in 1997, the band was active until 2017. They achieved some success on the alt-rock Billboard chart, but "Ocean Avenue" was their only single to reach the Billboard Hot 100 Top 40, making these Florida boys a one-hit-wonder.

In this 2004 alt-rock song, the Jacksonville natives name drop Cherry Street and change Ocean Boulevard to Ocean Avenue for artistic reasons. The song's narrator describes a teenage love relationship hanging out on the beach. He was a genuine connection but ended the relationship and has since regretted the decision.

8. "Move to Miami" by Enrique Iglesias (Featuring Pitbull)

According to this catchy 2018 Latin pop number, Magic City is also the booty-shakin' capital (who knew?) whose strong women are "off the chain." The tune consists of fun banter between two male friends as they talk about how one of them has developed a deep attraction to a Miami woman. She is so alluring in the way she pops it, locks it, and drops it that the guy's friend cautions him that he might fall in love and move to Miami if he's not careful. Pitbull is a Miami native, and Iglesias has lived in Miami for years.

9. "Alligator Stroll" by Josh Turner

Country and gospel singer Josh Turner delights kids and adults alike in this playful 2013 number about a gator with all the right moves. The song's reptilian narrator discloses how he was hatched along the Kissimmee River and his mama taught him the art of being a gator. The alligator struts throughout the Everglades at a nonhurried, nonworried pace while donning a toothy grin. He jams to his own tune ... left, right, left.

Alligators are carnivorous reptiles found throughout Florida (more than a million of them!).  They are not naturally aggressive towards humans, but as we increasingly encroach on their swampy domains, man vs. gator conflict does occur.

Alligators are carnivorous reptiles found throughout Florida (more than a million of them!). They are not naturally aggressive towards humans, but as we increasingly encroach on their swampy domains, man vs. gator conflict does occur.

10. "Beautiful Every Time" by Lee Brice

Life is built of small moments of beauty strung together in our memories. In this upbeat 2010 country ditty, a man describes the breathtaking beauty of the Key West sunset against the ocean he grew up splashing in. Growing reflective, the narrator pays tribute to the love and everyday splendor existing all around him.

37 Famous Musicians and Bands From Florida

These pop, rock, country, or R&B artists were born in Florida, but they went on to make their mark nationally or internationally on the music scene.

Ariana Grande

Jim Morrison

Aaron Tippin

Flo Rida

John Anderson

Pat Boone

Tom Petty

Ronnie Van Zant (of Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Donnie Van Zant (of 38 Special)

Casting Crowns

Jason Derulo

Kodak Black

Chase Rice

Aaron Carter

Mindy McCready

David Archuleta

Don Felder (of The Eagles)

Mel Tillis and Pam Tillis

Sean Kingston

Jake Owen


Lari White

Easton Corbin


Billy Dean



The Bellamy Brothers (David and Howard Bellamy)

KC and the Sunshine Band

Duane Allman and Gregg Allman (of The Allman Brothers Band)


Limp Bizkit

Gary U.S. Bonds

Faith Evans

11. "The Everglades" by Waylon Jennings

One poor choice can result in a lifetime of misery. When the Jacksonville-based protagonist in this 1967 country song kills a man in a knife fight, he is forced to flee on foot and begin a life on the run in the Everglades, with dogs at his feels.

As the man on the run faces pressure to constantly keep moving ("if the 'skeeters don't get him in Gainesville"), his lifestyle proves to be its own kind of hell. Back home, years march on without him and the girlfriend he left behind marries someone else. His family gives him up for dead. His outlaw reputation intensifies as whispers grow louder about him still being out there in the Everglades, constantly on the move.

12. "Panama City" by Mark Wills

Who couldn't love Panama City, where over 320 days a year are sunny and temperatures average 74 degrees Fahrenheit (23.3 Celsius) year-round? Located in the Florida panhandle, Panama City has less than 30,000 of its own citizens but it welcomes nearly 2 million visitors annually, many during Spring Break. Panama City prides itself on being the Spring Break Capital of the World.

This 2008 country song gives a nod to the beaches of the Redneck Riviera. The narrator invites folks to come on down to the area's sugar-white beaches to enjoy the booze, bikinis, and buff bodies. Be ready to party all night and sleep all day before returning back home to reality.

13. "This Far From Memphis" by Easton Corbin

Although country artist Easton Corbin is in truth from north-central Florida (a tiny place called Gilchrist County), he describes Memphis as his home in this 2010 ditty. He's road tripping with a lady friend when she up and dumps him in Tallahassee. The musician gets a case of the blues and crawls back into his truck. Then the dejected fella heads towards Miami and onwards to Key West.

Although fueled by liquor and trying hard to forget his ex, the love languished man just can't. Thus, when he runs out of road, he contemplates buying a boat.

14. "Place Out on the Ocean" by Jamey Johnson

In this 2008 country track, a heartbroken narrator soaks up the Florida sun and scenery while on a solo vacation. Feeling lost about where his life is headed, he tries hard to distract himself by trying to erase his ex's memory, so he leans into the revelry of the sandy paradise.

15. "Celebration, Florida" by Chumbawamba

Nostalgia meets snarkiness in this campy 2000 pop song about the quaint master-planned community of Celebration, Florida. During the 1990s, The Walt Disney Company developed the small town with its candy-colored buildings just a few miles from its sprawling Walt Disney World.

Celebration's first residents were chosen by lottery because so many people wanted to live in the picture-perfect Americana setting. The song pokes at the town's veneer of socially engineered perfection: the aww-shucks innocence, good neighbors, and the feeling that it's always Fourth of July.

Only in Florida: 12 Actual "Florida Man" Headlines

Shoplifting Florida Man Flees Store, Strips Naked as Steaks Fall Out of His Pants

Florida Man Tries to Rob GameStop While Wearing Transparent Bag on His Head

Florida Man Climbs Atop Playground Equipment at Clearwater Park, Tells Kids Where Babies Come From

Florida Man Chews off Another Man's Face

Florida Man Sets Hospital Bed on Fire to Get Nurse's Attention

Florida Man Trapped in Unlocked Closet for Two Days

Florida Man Breaks into Home, Sucks on Sleeping Man's Toes

Florida Man Tired of Waiting at Hospital, Steals Ambulance, Drives Home

Florida Man Steals BMW After He's Told He Can't Buy It with Food Stamps

Florida Man Stabs Tourist Despite Having No Arms

Florida Man Protects Car from Hurricane Dorrian by Parking It In Kitchen

Florida Man Calls 9-1-1 After His Cat Was Denied Entry Into Strip Club

16. "Florida Man" by Blue Öyster Cult

When you hear a news account so outlandish it can only be true, many times there is a "Florida man" involved. So what's behind all of the bizarre behavior in Florida? While some people blame wacky "Florida man" accounts on the state's subtropical climate, overcrowding, or easy access to public records (seems legit, right?), this 2020 rock ditty offers up a darker rationale. Pick the explanation that works for you.

The song accordingly claims that a Seminole medicine man once cursed the soul of the conquistador who came to Florida. This resulted in the unwelcome invader's progeny bears evidence of the curse in the form of random madness. Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon "discovered" Florida in 1513 Florida, although technically, there were native people who had been flourishing in the area for thousands of years.

17. "Comin' Home With Me" by Chase Rice

You don't hear about a lot of married couples who have met on Spring Break, but the Florida guy in this 2013 country tune meets his honey while partying in the sun and the fun at Panama City Beach.

A blue-eyed, corn-fed Indiana gal falls for his southern drawl, and his pickup line then climbs into his pickup truck to head off to the beach together (how dangerous). After romping in the ocean waves together all week, she leaves such an imprint on his heart that they decide to make their fling last forever. The Indiana girl uproots herself and moves to Florida with her fella.

18. "The Road Goes on Forever" by The Highwaymen

Troubled people often attract those like themselves. Originally released by Robert Earl Keen, this storytelling ditty highlights the exploits of a Bonnie and Clyde type couple in the Miami area who run short on options. Country supergroup The Highwaymen—consisting of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson—prominently covered the song in 1995.

As told in the song, Sherry was a small-town waitress with a bad reputation, while Sonny was a local pot dealer, petty criminal and rejected volunteer for the US Navy. When Sherry was assaulted by a customer at work, Sonny rushed to her defense and they began a life on the run. Their exploits eventually resulted in a dead policeman. Thanks to a briefcase full of stolen money, Sherry reinvented herself, while Sonny willingly accepted the consequences and made a date with the electric chair.

The road goes on forever
And the party never ends.

Facts About Florida

Located several miles off the Florida Keys, The Florida Reef is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States. It's also the third largest living reef in the world.

A pharmacist named Benjamin Green developed the first sunblock in 1944. He named the red gel "Red Vet Pet." It was used to protect American servicemen from the sun during WWII.

In 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon named the region "La Florida" (land of the flowers) after Pascua Florida, the Spanish Feast of the Flowers (Easter).

Spanish explorers founded St. Augustine in 1565, and it has since become known as the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the country.

South Florida is the only place in the world where you can find both alligators and crocodiles.

Florida is home to the Manchineel tree, an engdangered species of flowering tropical plant that superficially looks like an apple tree. It is one of the most toxic trees in the world. The sap in the bark, fruit, and leaves cause toxic blistering.

No matter where you are in Florida, you are within 60 miles of the ocean.

The length of Florida's coastline is second only Alaska's.

Known for its tourism and citrus crops, Sunny Florida was discovered by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513. It became a state in 1845.

Known for its tourism and citrus crops, Sunny Florida was discovered by Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513. It became a state in 1845.

19. "Daytona" by Chris Rea

If you've ever attended a NASCAR event, then you know well the aroma of exhaust and burnt rubber on asphalt and the thunderous roar of all that horsepower. This 1989 R&B song gives a shout out to The Daytona International Speedway and in doing so paints the track in terms of a seductive woman:

Now she ain't easy
So you take good care
Or she will scream down on your lust
She can please you
Like no other
Or she can leave you eating dust
Ooh Daytona
Shine your light on me.

20. "The State of Florida" by Less Than Jake

"Too much, too soon, too little, too late."

As Florida's population explodes, the state slowly sinks and slides into the ocean, according to this cautionary 2008 rock song. The state is weighed down by a quicksand of garbage, concrete, and construction debris, all remnants of Florida's real estate boom. Housing tracts have popped up everywhere, and the skyline has forever been changed. For Less Than Jake, this is a topic they know well because the band hails from Gainesville.

A bad day in Florida is still better than a good day anyway else.

A bad day in Florida is still better than a good day anyway else.

Even More Songs About Florida

SongArtist(s)Year Released

21. Water

Brad Paisley


22. Forever to Go

Chase Rice


23. Roller Coaster

Luke Bryan


24. Tallahassee Lassie

Freddy Cannon


25. Homecoming

Taking Back Sunday


26. Jacksonville

Josh Turner


27. Miami

Will Smith


28. Gulf Coast Highway

Emmy Lou Harris & Willie Nelson


29. Outta Here

Kenny Chesney


30. Floridays

Jimmy Buffett


31. Summerland

Florida Georgia Line


32. Miami



33. Panama City

Lee Brice


34. Florida Kilos

Lana Del Rey


35. ReLacs

The Lacs


36. Last Child



37. Swimming in Miami

Owl City


38. Everglades

The Kingston Trio


39. Welcome to Miami



40. Pensacola

Joan Osborne


41. City of Gainesville

Less Than Jake


42. Florida Time

Bob Seger


43. Kiss a Girl

Tim McGraw


44. Florida

Blue Rodeo


45. Laughed Until We Cried

Jason Aldean


46. Talk Me Out of Tampa

Joe Nichols


47. Country In Ya

Chase Rice


48. Going Back to Miami

The Blues Brothers


49. Ice Ice Baby

Vanilla Ice


50. Miami

Counting Crows


51. Always Be Mine

Craig Morgan


52. If I Could Do It Again

Corey Smith


53. Redneck Riviera

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band


54. Suntan

Scotty McCreery


55. The Sand I Brought to the Beach

Luke Bryan


56. See Jane Dance

Brooks & Dunn


57. Your Song

Mayday Parade


58. Summer

Cassadee Pope


59. Daughter of the Everglades

Rory Gallagher


60. Valley of Malls

Fountains of Wayne


61. Don't Let Me Die in Florida

Patty Griffin


62. Fun

Pitbull (Featuring Chris Brown)


63. Miami Vice Theme

Jam Hammer


64. Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season

Jimmy Buffett


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FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 21, 2021:

Ravi - Thanks so much for stopping by to comment. I am glad you learned something and listened to some new songs. Have a wonderful week ahead!

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on February 20, 2021:

I learned something new today and so many songs I have not even heard. Thanks for sharing this very useful information FlourishAnyway

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 20, 2021:

Devika - I'm glad visited again. Thank you!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 20, 2021:

I like the list of songs and it is an interesting insight to what you have researched as well.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 17, 2021:

Devika - I appreciate your visiting again and am glad you found it uplifting. Have a wonderful week!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 16, 2021:

Hi FLourishAnyway your list of songs are uplifting and adds a positive thought in my mind.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 16, 2021:

Thank you for your kind comment, Chitrangada! I hope that one day you can visit Florida. It truly is a magical place.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 16, 2021:

Jo - I've only been to Key West once, but it was a very memorable family trip. I loved visiting Hemingway's house in particular. Thanks for stopping by! Have a good week!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 16, 2021:

Mary - I like the "off peak" time of year there for weather and crowd reasons. My favorite places to visit and the nature areas and Universal. Glad you enjoyed the playlist.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 16, 2021:

Wonderful list of Pop, rock and country songs about Florida. Never been there, but some of my relatives live there. I like country songs very much.

It's amazing, how you do these awesome lists, on any and every subject. I always enjoy it. Keep up the good work.

Thank you for sharing this.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 16, 2021:

Heidi - It's a little too hot there for me to live all of the time. I lived in Louisiana, South Carolina, and Georgia (too hot) as well as northeast Ohio and Maine (too cold). I've found my Goldilocks state (Virginia), which is just right.

Zero in Chicago sounds pretty brutal, Heidi! And you have dogs to walk, don't you?

Thanks for the addition of "Miami Vice." (I didn't recall that it had words but it sure does so I'm adding.) Have a great week and stay bundled up!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 16, 2021:

Caitlin - Lucky you! It sure is warm there.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 16, 2021:

Linda - I hope the snow isn't too deep in your neck of the woods. Many of my neighbors have a lack of electricity because of downed power lines but luckily we have not been impacted. Glad you enjoyed the playlist. Have a good week!

Jo Miller from Tennessee on February 15, 2021:

Since lolling on beaches is not as much fun as it once was (undoubtedly an age thing) I feel like I've outgrown Florida a little, but Key West is still one of my favorite places, so I'm glad you led with that.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on February 15, 2021:

Florida. Such an interesting place. We used to go there three times in a year for many, many years. Now, I still go once a year, at least. Might play some of these songs just to make me feel warm in the midst of winter.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 15, 2021:

Peggy - You should have seen the headlines I couldn’t put in here because they were too salty or disturbing! The other place that seems to have lots of weird people is Ohio. Thanks for reading!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 15, 2021:

Shauna - This playlist had your name all over it, didn’t it? Thanks for sharing all of the rich Florida connections of your life here! Two resident gators huh? Watch the children and the pets. Have a wonderful week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 15, 2021:

Nithya - Thank you for reading and listening along. I hope you are doing well.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 15, 2021:

Ann - What kind words. I appreciate your comment and am glad that you stopped by. Have a terrific week!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 15, 2021:

Devika - I’m happy you found some songs that you enjoyed. Have a wonderful week ahead!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 15, 2021:

Bill - I agree with you about Margaritaville. Hope you had an amazing Valentines Day!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 15, 2021:

Pamela - I thought of you when I was putting this playlist together. Hope you’re enjoying the sunshine in Florida while the rest of the nation is freezing!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 15, 2021:

MG - He is in trouble with his neighbors who don’t want him to live there. It’s a beautiful state with some ugly politics. Thanks for visiting.

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on February 15, 2021:

Does the theme from Miami Vice qualify? :) Florida just ain't my happy place, though it is for many. But I can say that it's way warmer than the 0 degree weather we've been having here in Chi-town this month.

Hope you're staying safe and warm where you are!

Caitlin Goodwin from West Palm Beach, FL on February 14, 2021:

I am planning on moving to Florida someday- but I can not choose between Tampa & Orlando. Now I want to move to the Keys :)

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on February 14, 2021:

Wow, Flourish, you really did your homework on this one...and you make it look to easy. This is a whole lot of fun. I've visited Florida 3 times (I think) and it is a real gem. (Of course, I can say that because I've never been there during a hurricane). As for the play list, I knew the oldies, didn't recognize the new ones, and had a few aha moments (1) not knowing that the song was about Florida, or (2) that the artist was from there.

This was great entertainment while praying that the snow melts. Great job!

James C Moore from Joliet, IL on February 14, 2021:

It's about time Florida gets some song love. Ray Charles basically grew up in Florida but sings about Georgia. Lynyrd Skynyrd began in Florida and sings about sweet home Alabama. The "sunshine state" should thank you for this list.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 14, 2021:

While I enjoyed the many songs about Florida, and actually knew many of them, I liked reading the facts. But what I enjoyed most was reading the actual headlines. Hahaha! Some of them are mind-boggling!

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on February 14, 2021:

Flourish, I'm so glad you posted this on a weekend, so I could take my time and listen to all the songs. Having lived in Florida since 1976, it would be a shame to have missed this.

I'm pleased to say the Seminoles are alive and thriving. They're mostly found in Broward County, in the Ft. Lauderdale area. They also run many of the casinos in Florida. The Miccosukee tribe inhabits The Everglades. In fact, in the early '80s, when I was a copywriter, I wrote a promotional TV commercial for the Miccosukees and attended many of their festivals in Key Marathon.

I relate to this article on so many level. My folks live on N. Ocean Boulevard in Ocean Ridge, an AIA town just east of Boynton Beach, in Palm Beach county.

Behind my office building is a pond that Little Wekiwa River dumps into. We have two resident alligators in that pond. I call them the RBK mascots. (I work for Roger B Kennedy Construction, aka RBK.)

I really enjoyed this, Flourish. Thanks for paying homage to the state I've called home for over four decades!

Great job and great song choice!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on February 14, 2021:

I enjoyed reading about these wonderful songs, many of them my favorite. These songs reflect the fun, sunny side of Florida. Great selection of songs.

Ann Carr from SW England on February 14, 2021:

Another great list, though I know hardly any of these songs. I do know a few of the artists, though. Florida being in the US I suppose it's understandable that all the artists are American so that explains why I don't recognise many of the names. The oldest I do remember is Pat Boone; what a lovely voice he had, deep and velvety!

You always make a great job of these song lists, Flourish. Thanks for the entertainment.


Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 14, 2021:

Wow! FlourishAnyway, Pop, Rock and Country songs are some of my good songs to listen to. I like the choices you have here and a good reminder to us.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 14, 2021:

Kokomo was first in my brain, followed closely by Margueritaville, which technically isn't about Florida but should be. :) I could handle a little 75 degree action right about now as the snow continues to fall on our fair city. :) Happy Valentine's Day, my friend.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 14, 2021:

I am always amazed at the vast number of songs you include on any given topic. Since I live in FL I like most things about it, and this song collection is great. There many great songs included in this article, Flourish. I enjoyed listening to several songs.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on February 14, 2021:

Good collection. Nice to listen and can't help to get reminded of Trump's connection with the state.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 14, 2021:

Liz - That one song was written especially for a pretty forgettable 1988 Tom Cruise movie, Cocktail. Many of their hits hark back to the 1960s but they had some success after that. Glad you enjoyed this.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on February 14, 2021:

Dora - Thanks for your kind comment. Right now it's so cold and icy here I could use a little Florida weather! I hope you are doing well.

Liz Westwood from UK on February 13, 2021:

Florida is a popular holiday destination for people from the UK. You have combined a good playlist with interesting information. I thought of the Beach Boys, but then realised that a lot of their work was probably based in California. So I was surprised and pleased to see them on the list. I also think of their songs as being written earlier than 1988.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 13, 2021:

Great theme! So much we can learn about Florida, its events and its people while enjoying the music. Super interesting!