Acclaimed Music-USA Quiz by BarkerC

Champion(s):

lehmanns
pluto was big enough for your mom last night


Runner(s)-Up:

Matto
Take off your shoes please. No, these are Audrey's shoes. Then take off Audrey's shoes, please. OK


Quiz Description

Since 2003, Swedish tax agent Henrik Franzon has been collecting and compiling data to create a deeply sourced list of "Acclaimed Music". In addition to having songs broken down in a simple list, he also has it broken down by country (and U.S. state.) Using that data for my question, given clues, name the song that topped the chart for the U.S. state mentioned in the question. Just to be clear, all 12 answers will be SONGS.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 16 09 28 56 18 59 45 36 50 12 19 49
1 lehmanns 411 99 15
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2 Matto 401 97 15
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3 CrocettoR 385 96 15
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4 TsujiG 377 95 15
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5 PerryS 375 92 15
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5 Neil 375 92 15
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7 RickEmpty 373 90 15
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7 RickEmpty 373 90 15
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9 QuintongJ 371 87 15
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10 GoodmanDL 369 86 15
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11 helitzur 364 85 15
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12 gregariouschinchilla 360 83 00
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13 FultonE 352 82 15
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14 thorsleyd 351 80 15
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15 LuskT 348 79 15
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16 MercureT 344 77 15
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17 HealyT 342 76 15
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18 HulkaE 328 75 15
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19 SorensonG 322 73 15
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20 SchroederS 317 72 15
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21 PlotkinD 304 70 15
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22 ChernicoffS 303 68 15
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22 DynowskiP 303 68 15
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24 MarcotteM 302 65 15
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24 ElendilPickle 302 65 15
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26 UllspergerA 301 63 15
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27 flowerdayaj 299 62 15
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28 DixonD 295 59 15
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28 HightB 295 59 15
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28 ConnorA 295 59 15
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31 quarterrican 293 56 15
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32 minarik15 289 55 15
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33 Bup 284 53 15
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34 WeikleB 280 52 15
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35 BurgerM 276 50 15
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36 JeziorskiM 270 49 15
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37 CunninghamJ 266 47 15
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38 StahlhutJ 258 46 15
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39 FlaxmanR 251 44 15
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39 MichaelT 251 44 15
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41 RamboJ 246 42 15
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42 wrightk 245 40 15
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43 BoyerA 238 39 00
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44 chc 230 37 15
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45 Catalin 227 36 15
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46 SpoeriJ 224 35 15
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47 DosRemediosA 223 33 15
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48 JonesRW 222 32 15
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49 GrahamJ 217 30 00
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50 AdamK 216 29 00
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51 RaiaB 213 27 00
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52 EtebariM 209 26 15
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53 v0max 206 24 15
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53 RichmondJ 206 24 15
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55 LackC 203 22 15
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56 elfm 199 20 00
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57 GilchM 197 17 15
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57 MangaserA 197 17 15
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57 MatherV 197 17 15
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60 ToporoffS 195 15 15
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61 randalleng 194 13 00
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62 PolinskyL 187 12 15
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63 RobinJRichards 185 10 15
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64 WareD 177 9 00
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65 ChrisRosenberg 176 7 15
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65 HoH 176 7 00
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67 DBrick 154 5 00
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68 SussmanM 121 3 15
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69 JordanG 66 2 00
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70 RJSTRUPP 55 1 15
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Questions:

How does it feel to know that this 1965 song tops the overall list, the overall U.S. list, and the Minnesota list?

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Like a Rolling Stone

The author of the top song from the Washington (state) list claimed in his lifetime that the core riff of this 1991 song was a cliche, either borrowing from Boston's "More than a Feeling" or The Kingsmen's "Louie Louie" (Oregon's list topper!).

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Smells Like Teen Spirit

Though the author prefers California's #3 overall song by the same artist, the distinctive production of this California #1 from 1966 includes use of the jaw harp and the Electro-Theremin.

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Good Vibrations

The highest rating song on the U.S. list from a Washington, DC native is this 1967 song from Motown's Tamla label. An 11-minute cover version appeared four years later on the album Cosmo's Factory

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine

The top six songs for Mississippi all belong to a native of Tupelo, the highest ranking song has found a new place to dwell at #15 on the overall U.S. list.

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Heartbreak Hotel

Nevada's list is topped by four songs all from the 2000s by this Las Vegas-based band, fronted by Brandon Flowers. The top song on the list is the debut single by the band, released in 2003, discussing "the jealousy and paranoia of a man who suspects his significant other is cheating on him."

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Mr. Brightside

Texas' list is topped by a 2003 song by a Houston native, featuring a lyrical contribution from a Brooklyn native (the artist's then-future husband.) The song is about "a romantic obsession that causes the protagonist to act out of character."

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Crazy in Love

All four of West Virginia's tracks that are listed on the site come from Bill Withers, topped by this 1971 track in which Mr. Withers says "I Know" 26 consecutive times, which were originally intended as filler for a third verse that had not yet been written.

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Ain't No Sunshine

Since the Deal sisters are from Dayton, this 1993 track tops the list for Ohio. Oh forget it, this question is blown to hell, crash, on the last splash.

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Cannonball

New Jersey. It's a rock song. Yes, it's who you think. Yes, it's the one you think. Just sweat it out on the streets of a runaway American dream.

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Born to Run

Though Hank Williams, Sr. occupies six of Alabama's top 8 spots, this 1966 song by Percy Sledge (and not the praised in Office Space 1991 cover by Michael Bolton) takes Alabama's #1 spot.

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When a Man Loves a Woman

All five of Iowa spots belong to this Clarinda-born bandleader, including the list topper, a 1939 instrumental that opens with a sax section theme based on "repeated rhythmically displaced arpeggios".

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In The Mood