20 Songs About Idaho

Idaho, the Gem State, is known for its natural beauty and rugged landscape. But it’s also home to a vibrant music scene, which has produced or inspired some great songs over the years. Here are just a few of our favorite songs about Idaho.

1. “Idaho” by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Starting off the list is this 1969 classic by Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons. It’s an ode to the state of Idaho and all of its natural beauty.

This track will take you back in time and make you appreciate the simple things in life. You can find it on the The Genuine Imitation Life Gazette album.

2. “The Boise Song” by Jewel

This song is a bit of an ode to Boise, Idaho. It’s a funny track mentioning how there’s A in Atlanta, S in Boston but no Z in Boise. The lyrics also brags about the beauty of the state and how it has everything you need. It was released in 2010 and it now has over a hundred thousand views on Youtube.

3. “Idaho” by Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter’s “Idaho” is a beautiful ballad that was released in 2006. It’s a love song about how the state of Idaho will always have a special place in his heart.

This track is perfect for anyone who’s missing home or looking for a little bit of nostalgia. You can find it on The Animal Years album.

4. “Idaho” by Bryan Lanning

Here’s another song with the title of “Idaho”. This one is a bit more personal and it’s about the singer’s hometown. He talks about how he misses the simplicity of small-town life and the fond memories he had with his loved one. It was released in 2017 as part of the album, Us.

5. “Idaho” by Buddy Rich

“Idaho” by Buddy Rich is a lively jazz track that was released in 1999. It’s a great instrumental track to listen to if you’re looking for something upbeat and fun. This tune is perfect for anyone who loves jazz or wants to try something new.

6. “Twin Falls” by Built to Spill

Next on the list is “Twin Falls” by Built to Spill. This song is named after the city in Idaho and it’s a great track for any alternative rock fan.

It’s a bit more mellow than some of the other songs on this list but it’s still a great listen. You can find it on the band’s studio album, There’s Nothing Wrong with Love.

7. “Idaho” by Train

“Idaho” by Train is a track that was released in 1998. It’s an indie-rock song about a man thinking about moving to Idaho. It has a pretty chill vibe and it’s perfect for anyone who loves alternative rock music. You can find it on the band’s self-titled album.

8. “Idaho” by Gregory Alan Isakov

“Idaho” by Gregory Alan Isakov is a beautiful folk song that was released in 2009. It’s a track about longing for someone and the feeling of being homesick.

This tune is perfect for anyone who’s looking for a more mellow song to relax to. You can find it on his album, This Empty Northern Hemisphere.

9. “Idaho State Fair” by Johnny Granger

Next on the list is a song about the Idaho State Fair. This tune was written by Johnny Granger and is about getting ready to go to the fair. It talks about all of the things exciting to see and do, from riding the rides to eating Cotton candy. You can find it on his American Yodeling album.

10. “Idaho” by Nerina Pallot

Released in 2005, “Idaho” is a song about home and feeling lost without it. It was written by Nerina Pallot and is from her album Fires. The song has a dreamy quality to it and talks about how no matter where you go in the world, there’s no place like home.

11. “Idaho” by Feeder

Feeder is a British alternative rock band and “Idaho” is from their album Generation Freakshow. The song is about a relationship that ended badly and how the person left behind is struggling to move on. It’s a sad but relatable tune that will resonate with anyone who has ever had their heart broken.

12. “Idaho” by Gorillaz

“Idaho” is a song from the virtual band Gorillaz and is featured on their album The Now Now. The song is about a person who is struggling with their mental health and feeling like they’re in a dark place. It’s a moving and powerful tune that highlights the importance of getting help when you’re struggling.

13. “Idaho” by Ray Anthony & His Orchestra

Ray Anthony was a big band leader and “Idaho” is from his album Let’s Go to Town Vol. 1 (National Guard Shows). If you’re a fan of orchestraic music, this is the song for you. It’s a beautiful tune that will transport you to another place and time.

14. “Idaho Cowboy” by Reckless Kelly

The next song on the list is “Idaho Cowboy” by Reckless Kelly. This country tune is from their album Somewhere in Time and is about a cowboy who is longing for his home in Idaho.

It’s a catchy and fun song that will make you want to tap your toes along with the beat. It was released in 2010.

15. “What’s Your Name” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Sung by the one and only Lynyrd Skynyrd, “What’s Your Name” is from their album Street Survivors. The song is about a man who is asking a woman for her name and number so he can call her and take her out. It’s a classic rock tune that will get you up and moving.

16. “Idaho Sucks (Tell All Your Friends)” by Todd Corsetti

“Idaho Sucks (Tell All Your Friends)” is a song by Todd Corsetti and is from his album I’m So Confused. The song is about how much he hates Idaho and everything in it.

If you’re looking for a song to help you vent your frustrations, this is the one for you. It was released in 2004 as part of the album of the same name.

17. “Nowhere in Idaho” by Rednex

Next on the list is “Nowhere in Idaho” by Rednex. This song is from their album Sex & Violins and is about a man who is looking for love in all the wrong places.

He’s looking for a woman who will love him for who he is, but he can’t seem to find her. It’s a sad but relatable song that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt alone and lost.

18. “Idaho-Ho” by Ken Curtis

This next song is as country as it can be. “Idaho-Ho” by Ken Curtis is from the film “Song Of The Prairie” which was released in 1946. The song is about a man who is homesick for Idaho and the woman he left behind. It’s a beautiful and nostalgic tune that will make you long for home.

19. “Idaho” by The BoDeans

BoDeans’ “Idaho” is from their album Go Slow Down and is a song about a man who is struggling to find his way in life. He’s lost and doesn’t know where to turn.

It’s a sad but hopeful tune that will resonate with anyone who has ever felt lost and alone. It was released in 1993 as part of the Go Slow Down album.

20. “Lady Idaho” by Brenn Hill

Wrapping up the list is “Lady Idaho” by Brenn Hill. This song is about a man who is in love with a woman from Idaho. It’s a beautiful and romantic tune that will make you long for the one you love. It was released in 2018 as part of the ReRides album.

Final Thoughts

There you have it, a list of songs about Idaho. Whether you’re from the state or just love the music, these tunes are sure to get you moving. Thanks for reading!