When you hear a song that refers to someplace you've been, it stands out, right? Over the last few decades, there have been a plethora of songs that make reference to Michigan, or Saginaw, or even Kalamazoo.

But how many can you think of off the top of your head? Sure there's that one that mentions Mackinaw City, a little diddy that references Saginaw, Michigan, and isn't there one that gives a nod to Kalamazoo?

We put our heads together here at at the radio station and came up with a list of 16 cool tunes that make mention of the Mitten State.

Before you scroll down to look at the list, let me give you a couple of hints.

  • There are three songs by Michigan favorite Bob Seger. Can you think name them all before you see the list?
  • We thought of two awesome Christmas songs that are all about Michigan. (Awesome is a subjective term.) Are there any others that need to be included?
  • The city of Kalamazoo makes the list three times. Pretty significant for a city its size.
  • Detroit is referenced six times, although a couple of times it's just a quick mention.
  • Although Madonna, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, and Smokey Robinson are all originally from the Wolverine State, they don't seem to have any songs that reference their home.

Take a look at our list, and see if there's any we missed.

Our Top 16 Songs That Mention Michigan in the Lyrics

Right off the top of your head, you can think of two or three songs that mention Michigan or Michigan cities in the Lyrics, right?

But we decided to dig a little deeper and came up with 16 songs that mention the Mitten State. Surprisingly, Michigan-born artists like Stevie Wonder and Madonna don't make the list, but Bob Seger has a whopping three songs that make mention of his home state.

Let us know if there are any essential Michigan songs that need to be included.

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