15+ Songs about Illinois to Brighten Your Day

Check out this amazing guide to the best songs about Illinois, including Illinois songs that are written by locals, songs about Illinois that mention it in the lyrics, and songs that take place in Illinois.

Whether you’re interested in rock music, folk music, country music, or alternative music, there are plenty of song options for you when you want to celebrate the Land of Lincoln.

This Illinois playlist also includes the Illinois state songs, as well as unofficial Illinois anthems that residents love.

Use these songs just to make you nostalgic, to play on a Illinois road trip playlist, or to use with a presentation about Illinois.

Visiting Illinois? This state guidebook is awesome if you like the outdoors.

Already love Illinois? This stunning Illinois art print is worth checking out, as well as this adorable Illinois shirt.

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1. Lake Shore Drive

2. Illinois by The Everly Brothers

3. The Giant of Illinois by The Handsome Family

4. Illinois by Dan Fogelberg

5. Cairo, Illinois

6. Johnsburg, Illinois by Tom Waits

7. Illinois Blues by Skip James

8. Come on! Feel the Ilinoise! by Sufjan Stevens

9. Take Me Back to Chicago by Chicago

10. Effington by Ben Folds

11. Sweet Home Chicago by Eric Clapton

12. Long Hot Summer Day by John Hartford

13. My Kind of Town (Chicago) by Frank Sinatra

14. Meet Me in Chicago by Buddy Guy

15. Born in Chicago by Paul Butterfield Blues Band

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