"California Blue" Roy Orbison (1988) written by Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. A lovely song about missing California from that legendary voice.
"California" by Phantom Planet (2002) written byB.G. DeSylva, Alex Greenwald, Joseph Meyer, Jason Schwartzman, Al Jolson. (a bit of a story on song credits, short version...words used from"California Here I Come").
"California" by Frank Sinatra (1963) written for Sinatra by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen. A not so well known song from Frank that is a clear tribute to his state of residence for many years.
"California Girls" as we can't go without mention of The Beach Boys. Written by Mike Love and Brian Wilson (1965).
" California Dreamin' " written by Michelle and John Phillips, performed by the Mamas and the Papas (first release in December 1965). The song was first recorded by Barry McGuire earlier in 1965 but his version was held back until January of 1966 (might that it should have been a bit longer as there's a reason you've never heard of this version ;) Covered close to 200 times.
"California" written and performed by Joni Mitchell (1971). This is an ode to her state of residence as she has had a home for a long time in Bel Air, West Los Angeles.
Here is a great song to finish, the State Anthem "I Love You, California".
Performed by Rick Pickren (2013), written in 1913 by Francis Beatty Silverwood, music composed by Abraham Franklin Frankenstein.