Listomania: In Honor of Texas Independence Day, The 11 Most Texan Songs of All Time.

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Whether they're deeply heartfelt tributes to the Lone Star State or commercial jingles burned deep into our memories that remind us where we're from, certain songs just seem very Texas to us. Some are by Texans that just seem to fit the Texas state of mind. Others are about Texas.

Either way, in honor of the 175th anniversary of Texas' declaration of independence, we present to you our list of the 11 most Texan songs of all-time. After the jump, give our selections, listed in no particular order, a look and the songs a listen.

Lyle Lovett, "That's Right (You're Not From Texas)"

Texans are a very diverse people, whose only unifying characteristic is their utter disdain for non-Texans.

Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson - "Luckenbach, Texas"

Gary P. Nunn, "What I Like About Texas"

The Naptime Shake, "Texas City"
So what if it's by one of out staffers? This song's all about history.

"Trucks, Trucks, Trucks, Trucks, Trucks, Trucks, Trucks"
Yes, it's from the Rodeo Ford commercial with past DOMA host Burton Gilliam and his crazy neon lasso. But it spawned two catchphrases -- "My gosh! That's too cheap!" and "We don't care how you git here, folks, just git here!" And the song may be the most memorable part of the ad. Besides, what says Texas more than trucks?

ZZ Top "LaGrange"

Because what would the Bible Belt be without whorehouses?

"Deep In The Heart Of Texas"

Yeah, it's obvious. But when Doug Benson during his most recent Dallas visit got a room full of stoners to clap along and belt out the chorus by prompting with "The stars at night are big and bright..." it proved that the scene in Pee Wee's Big Adventure was no exaggeration.

Terry Allen "Amarillo Highway"

Doug Sahm "Crossroads"

Doug Sahm - "Texas Me"

Willie Nelson - "Whiskey River"



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us175guy
us175guy

Amarillo By Morning - George StraitIs This The Way To Amarillo - Tony Christie/Peter Kay'Dallas' theme song

No way you can stop at 11.....

BubbaCo
BubbaCo

I agree with a few of the posts here...no Asleep at the Wheel on this list = crap list.

"I've seen miles and miles of Texas...I've seen stars up in the sky...I've seen miles and miles of Texas...gonna live there til I die."

Robert
Robert

Bob Wills did the only version of Deep in the Heart of Texas that I like. Other artist's versions have hand clapping in them which makes me vomit.

Shoot low sheriff I think she's riding a Shetland.

Zibby
Zibby

I'd like to add "Roly Poly" by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. This is the song that made me love Texas.

Pepe lives
Pepe lives

The "most Texas" song isn't actually a song, but a t-shirt: the Loco Gringos "FUCK YOU, WE'RE FROM TEXAS"

ML
ML

Texas Texas Texas by Boys Named Sue

therrick
therrick

Come on how about "Texas (When I Die)" by Tanya Tucker?

Citizen Polack
Citizen Polack

Great list!..Yes, Bob Wills should probably be here but having TWO Doug Sahm songs in the mix counts for a LOT!!!

Clancey
Clancey

You're obviously not from Texas.

You've left off the greatest, SAN ANTONIO ROSE!

Missy Black
Missy Black

What about You're From Texas or Miles and Miles of Texas by Asleep at the Wheel???

Squires
Squires

Willie... "No Place But Texas"... Should become the Texas Anthem.

vivaterlingua
vivaterlingua

London Homesick Blues - Gary P. Nunn

Mwaster
Mwaster

You HAVE to include this on the list. Especially if you have trucks trucks trucks trucks trucks trucks trucks ...

Susie
Susie

"Miles and Miles" - Asleep at the Wheel

Stervy MacDergerflynn
Stervy MacDergerflynn

Let's see, I'll give myself 10 minutes for this one.

George Strait - Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your MindJerry Woodard - Long Tall Texan (also covered by the Beach Boys, Lyle Lovett, and Jerry Reed among others)Marty Robbins - El PasoAlabama - If You're Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band)Also, pretty sure the official state song, "Texas, Our Texas" is a song about Texas.

But no, let's put the Rodeo Ford commercial in there!!Sometimes, you guys don't even try to make a good gimmicky bloglist.

Cathy
Cathy

OMG The Eyes of Texas" (hook 'em)

Joe
Joe

To round out the top 15: Stupid Texas Song by Austin Lounge Lizards, I-35 by Max Stalling, Texas Trilogy by Steven Fromholz, and how, oh how could you leave out San Antonio Rose? Willie would be the first to tell you, Bob Wills is still the king.

Cathy
Cathy

Marty Robbins - "Streets of El Paso"

Cathy
Cathy

and what about "Waltz Across Texas"?

Cathy
Cathy

Texas Flood... Stevie Ray should never be left off of a best of Texas song list!

Paige
Paige

A list of the greatest songs about Texas without any Pat Green, is not a list of the greatest songs about Texas...

Ed D.
Ed D.

No "Ohio (Come Back to Texas)" by Bowling For Soup?

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