This is a list of a few songs (not every song) with MoCo ties that many have probably heard at some point.
The MoCo ties range from the song being about MoCo, inspired by MoCo, or performed by an artist that was born or raised in MoCo.
“Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver
“Bullets Fever” By Nils Lofgren
5” By Logic
“Love and Memories” by O.A.R.
“Silver Springs” By Stevie Nicks
“I wrote Silver Springs uh, about Lindsey. And I ~ we were in Maryland somewhere driving under a freeway sign that said Silver Spring, Maryland. And I loved the name. …Silver Springs sounded like a pretty fabulous place to me. And uh, ‘You could be my silver springs…’ that’s just a whole symbolic thing of what you could have been to me.”
~Stevie Nicks, Classic Albums: Rumours, video 1998
Beverly Hills 90210 Theme
“Loyalty” By Wale
“Don’t Go Back To Rockville” By R.E.M.
“The song was written by Mike Mills (credited to Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe), in 1980, as a plea to his then girlfriend, Ingrid Schorr, not to return to Rockville, Maryland, where her parents lived. Schorr, who later became a journalist, has written about her amusement with the factual inaccuracies about her relationship with Mills and the background of the song that often appear in books about the band.” -Wikipedia
Editors note: I missed this song when initially creating the list, so we went from 10 to 11 (still not a list of every song with MoCo ties).
“Only Wanna Be With You” By Hootie & the Blowfish
Toys R Us Jingle
“I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” By Joan Jett and the Blackhearts