Pretty much every single state in the country has a song written about it. That includes Indiana, and I'll bet you'll never guess what it is and who it's by.

There are a lot of iconic songs out there about states. I'm sure you can think of a few offhand. "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by the Charlie Daniels Band, "Kentucky Rain" by Elvis Presley...the list goes on and on. There are songs about states from every genre of music. Recently, the website Stacker created a list labeling the most famous song about each state in the country. Some are more obvious than others. However, there are quite a few songs on this list that you have probably never heard of before.

While thinking of some songs about my home state of Indiana, I immediately thought of these songs:

“Gary, Indiana” from “The Music Man” by Meredith Willson

“Mary Jane’s Last Dance” by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

“Going Back To Indiana” by Jackson 5

"Flyover States" by Jason Aldean

However, when it comes to the most famous song about Indiana according to Stacker I had never heard of the song before, let alone the artist that sings it. Let's see if you can guess which song it is.

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This is the Most Famous Song About Indiana

So, if your guess was any of the songs listed above, you would be wrong. In fact, Stacker says that the most famous song about Indiana is none other than "Indiana" by Jon McLaughlin. I can't be the only Hoosier who has never heard of this song before, right? According to Stacker:

McLaughlin explains his love for Indiana by all the things it's not: near the ocean, near the mountains, near the city. He finds beauty in what most residents—particularly anxious teenagers—might see as reasons to get out of town.

Maybe I am out of touch with music (which might be true with the world of rap and pop), but did you think this was the most famous song about Indiana? I mean even this song about Evansville, Indiana is more recognizable to me than McLaughlin's song...

So, what would you say is the most famous song about Indiana? Clearly, there are quite a few to choose from.

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