Swing state music, Round 1: Virginia

By Amanda Marcotte
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 19:02 EDT
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To make this blogathon more fun, I thought I would give you all some music videos to listen to, honoring the musical legacy of our great swing states. Because nothing makes me feel more like a patriot than thinking of American pop music, which is truly an amazingly rich, diverse world and something we as Americans should take great pride in.

So here’s some folks who are from Virginia, live in Virginia, or made their career in Virginia. Please leave your recommendations in comments, with links if you got ‘em.

Missy Elliot:

Gene Vincent:


The Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl grew up in Virginia):

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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