The best Illinois music: A Fix playlist

In honor of tonight’s primary we asked the Fix community for their favorite songs about or from Illinois. You answered.

Here’s the whole list, downloadable on Spotify.

And some of our favorite suggestions:

@TheFix Steve Goodman’s Lincoln Park Pirates! “Way, hay, tow them away, the Lincoln Park Pirates are we!”#FixPlaylist

— Ralph Hanson (@ralphehanson) March 20, 2012

@TheFix so many choices .. Pumpkins ‘1979’ ‘Rocket Cheap Trick ‘Auf Weidersehen’, ‘Surrender’ ‘Downed’ Lupe Fiasco’Kick Push’#FixPlaylist

— Benjamin Barnes (@ibenjaminbarnes) March 20, 2012

#fixplaylist Chicago Is So Two Years Ago (FallOut Boy),The Night Chicago Died (Paper Lace),I Want You to Want Me (Cheap Trick-from Rockford)

— Eric (@WaldoWilbur) March 20, 2012


The Hold Steady – Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night
Lupe Fiasco – Go Go Gadget Flow
Old 97's – Champaign, Illinois
Dan Fogelberg – Illinois
Wilco – Via Chicago
Liz Phair – Stratford-On-Guy
Smashing Pumpkins – Cherub Rock
Fall Out Boy – Chicago Is So Two Years Ago
Sufjan Stevens – Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step-Mother!
The Handsome Family – Giant of Illinois
Paper Lace – The Night Chicago Died
Kanye West – Homecoming
Songs:Ohia – Peoria Lunch Box Blues
Steve Goodman – Lincoln Park Pirates
The Blues Brothers – Soul Man
Cheap Trick – Surrender
Brian Wilson – Mrs. O'Leary's Cow

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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