21+ Songs about Michigan (Iconic + Uplifting)

Ah, songs about Michigan!

Whether you’re searching for Michigan songs, songs that have Michigan in the lyrics, or maybe just songs written by people who live in Michigan, you’ve come to the right place!

Expressing ourselves through song is one of the most important ways we can stay connected to the Mitten State, as Michigan is known, and these songs are great for Michigan slideshows, sending to a friend from the state, or just using as a background to reminisce on your time there.

Some of the songs are more obvious than others, such as the state song. And there are some that need to be listened to a few times before you catch the Michigan connection.

But no matter what type of music you enjoy, these songs about the state of Michigan are the best of the best for your Michigan playlist!

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1. Especially in Michigan by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

2. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot

3. I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo by Glenn Miller

4. Michigan by the Milk Carton Kids

5. Sleeping Bear, Sault Ste. Marie by Sufjan Stevens

6. Back to Ypsilanti by Lee Osler

7. Michicant by Bon Iver

8. Safer in the Forest by La Dispute

9. Mona and Emmy by Frontier Ruckus

10. For the Windows in Paradise by Sufjan Stevens

11. Falling in Love with Your Best Friend by Paul Baribeau

12. All Summer Long by Kid Rock

13. Pretty Girl from Michigan by The Avett Brothers

14. Singing Joy to the World by the Fruit Bats

15. America by Simon And Garfunkel

16. Lake Michigan by Rogue Wave

17. Michigan my Michigan

18. Michigan by Bear Vs. Shark

19. Saginaw, Michigan by Johnny Cash

20. Miss Michigan by Mustard Plug

21. Michigan Blackhawk by The Monkees

Hey! Want more state song lists? Check these out!

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