Everyone has done it– everyone has made a road trip playlist with certain references to towns and states they may be driving through or visiting. Right? Right.
Condé Nast Traveler recently asked 50 people from all 50 states what particular song reminds them of their home state. Some were obvious– “My Old Kentucky Home;” “Take Me Home, Country Roads;” and “California Dreamin’.” But, what about those other states?
Personally, as an Arkansan, I think of some of the country music legends that got their start here (Johnny Cash, duh!) or of course, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ “Home.”
It’s not every day that a songwriter can sit down and pen a classic hit that lives on to generation after generation. Some would argue that it would be even rarer for a songwriter to pen an original Christmas classic. Haven’t we said and sang everything there is to sing and say about Christmas?
Mariah Carey didn’t think so, which is why her hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has become a holiday classic. Penned in 1994, the song has sold over 16 million copies and is the 12th best-selling single of all-time (ever). It’s also the best-selling Christmas single of all-time.
So, how much money has songwriter Carey made from the tune over the last 25 years? $60 million.
The song recently hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time in 25 years and is featured in an Amazon mini-documentary, “Mariah Carey is Christmas: The Story of ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’.”
Music can be and usually is a very personal thing. You like what you like and sometimes, you don’t even know why. Either you grew up listening to it, you like deeper lyrics or love a good beat drop. This is definitely the case for Field Agents, as their music genre interests reach just about every category imaginable.
Rock won out over country in most states with rap/hip-hop taking the title in California and Georgia.
If you are like a lot of people you might not love loading up your car and hitting the town to run errands. If that’s you, you could be suffering from a case of– you’re not listening to the right set of tunes as you drive through the town collecting groceries and getting gas. Until now, now you have the perfect playlist for errands. Enjoy.