As much as the Garden State gets ragged on, it certainly does pop up a lot, especially in song lyrics.

From Halsey to, New Jersey seems to serve as inspiration for many artists. See if you recognize some of these tracks!

Halsey, 'Bad at Love'

Music's new 'it girl', and Jersey native says: 'there's a guy back home in the Garden State/ and he told me that we'd make til we graduate'.

Fountains of Wayne, 'Hackensack'

The group that gave us 'Stacy's Mom' writes: 'I will wait for you/as long as I need to/and if you ever get back to Hackensack/I'll be here for you'.

Ella Fitzgerald, 'Jersey Bounce'

Not only did jazz great Fitzgerald feel moved to sing about New Jersey, it sounds like it made her move, too! She sings: 'If you don’t feel so hot / Go out to some Jersey spot / Whether you’re hep or not / The Jersey bounce’ll make you swing'.

The Band, 'Atlantic City'

When we think about songs about New Jersey, 'Atlantic City' by The Band, and made even more famous after the cover by Bruce Springsteen, immediately comes to mind. They sing: 'Put your makeup on/fix your hair up pretty/And meet me tonight in Atlantic City.'

John Pizzarelli, 'I Like Jersey Best'

You might be saying, John who? Exactly, but he clearly has a crush on Jersey, writing: 'The Pinelands and the Vinelands / Seaside Heights, Margate / You can have Miami / I love the Garden State.'

Is there a song that you can think of that mentions New Jersey? Let us know in the comment box below.

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