Songs About the Land of Enchantment

Here you will find a continuously growing list of songs about New Mexico: towns, cities, villages, people, events, etc. There are currently about seventy songs on our list, but not all have been entered into our Web site, as you can see. Check back often to see new entries.

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Do you know of a song about New Mexico that is not on our list? Please email us and tell us about it. Be sure to provide the necessary information: songwriter, singer, release date, a link to a music video or sound file and a bio about the songwriter and/or the singer performing the piece. Thank you!

Song List

  • (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 (Get Your Kicks on) Route 66 written by Bobby Troup, performed by Nat King Cole (1946) “Route 66” (originally recorded as “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66“) is a popular rhythm and blues standard, composed in 1946 by American songwriter Bobby Troup. The song uses a twelve-bar blues arrangement and the lyrics follow the path of U.S. Route 66 ...
  • Albuquerque written and performed by Weird Al Yankovic (1998) “Albuquerque” is the last song of Weird Al’s Running with Scissors album. At 11 minutes and 22 seconds, it is the longest song Yankovic has ever released on any of his official studio albums. With the exception of the choruses and occasional bridges, the track is mostly a spoken ...
  • Burque Low Rider written and performed by De Luz (2016). for more info: Richard Lucero aka DE LUZ  
  • Duke City written and performed by David Wade (2013). Albuquerque, New Mexico is also known as The Duke City. for more information: davidwade
  • Las Cruces written and performed by Bri Bagwell (2015). Bri Bagwell, 23, grew up on a large animal farm in Las Cruces, N.M., with older twin brothers. Throughout her childhood, she performed alongside her musician brothers as part of the trio Bri Bagwell and the Band of Brothers in a specially-built music studio on the side of their ...
  • Leaving My New Mexico Home written and performed by Zephaniah Stringfield (2015) Zephaniah Stringfield writes about forlorn love, searching for home, finding freedom, and having the courage to go on when you’re all beat out. He was born and raised in the San Francisco East Bay and learned to play guitar at age 13. He gained performance experience and confidence singing ...
  • New Mexico written and performed by Simon Petty and Minibar (2003) “Minibar continue to stake out their niche of respectable, but not astounding, roots rock on their second release Fly Below the Radar. Much was made of the group’s faux-Americana feel in its initial press coverage, but although this does have definite folk-rock, country, and West Coast harmony ...
  • New Mexico written and performed by Wake Self (2014) From the Album, “Good Things Happen to Those Who Wake” Packed with flawless production by PH8, Percy Wells and DJ Young Native, Martinez effortlessly ebbs and flows over each beat with the fluidity of a master. With atypical lyrical content ranging from yoga, energy cleansing and eating organic food to population control, wearing ...
  • New Mexico March written by John Phillip Sousa (1928) If you think you can predict what happens in a Sousa march, try this most unusual of his marches and be pleasantly surprised! Written in 1928 for the residents of New Mexico, Sousa begins in customary march style, but then launches into a history of New Mexico with sounds of ...
  • New Mexico Rain written and performed by Michael Hearne (circa 1990’s) Michael has experienced a successful 30 year career as a Triple AAA Americana/Country artist. He’s a member of the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International/BMI and a Triple AAA Americana/Country Swing/Songwriter. above: Michael Hearne performing ‘New Mexico Rain’ (written by Michael Hearne) with Shake Russell and band at the Old Town ...
  • O’ Fair New Mexico written by Elizabeth Garrett (1915) “O Fair New Mexico” was adopted as the state song of New Mexico by an act of the state legislature, approved on March 14, 1917, as signed by Governor Washington E. Lindsey. The musical genre of “O Fair New Mexico” is classified as a tango. The author, Elizabeth Garrett, was the daughter ...
  • Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque Point Me In The Direction Of Albuquerque written by Tony Romero, performed by The Partridge Family (1970) The Partridge Family Album is The Partridge Family’s first album. It was released in 1970 and included their first hit, “I Think I Love You,” which went platinum. The album reached #4 in the U.S. on the Billboard album chart and ...
  • Radio America written and performed by The Libertines (2002) The Libertines are an English rock band, formed in London in 1997 by frontmen Carl Barât (vocals/guitar) and Pete Doherty (vocals/guitar). The band, centered on the songwriting partnership of Barât and Doherty, has also included John Hassall (bass) and Gary Powell (drums) for most of its recording career. The ...
  • Santa Fe written and performed by Beirut (2011) Santa Fe was hopping the weekend of October 3, 2015 with the performance of Beirut on the plaza. Thank you to Zach Condon and band for playing the home field; we loved it and you! Thank you and congratulations to the Earl Potter and the Five and Dime, Mayor Javier ...
  • Santa Fe written by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, performed by Jeremy Jordan (2011) Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it, “AN EXHILARATING JOLT OF ENERGY!” (NY Daily News) This inspiring true story about a band of underdogs who stand up to the most powerful ...
  • Santa-Fe Santa-Fe written and performed by Bob Dylan (1967) “Santa-Fe” is a song that was recorded by Bob Dylan and the Band in the summer or fall of 1967 in the Woodstock area of New York State. It was recorded during the sessions that would in 1975 be released on The Basement Tapes but was not included on that ...