Here in Minnesota, we are in the midst of winter and have been experiencing some extreme cold lately. We all love Minnesota and know how beautiful it is, but on a cold grey day, sometimes that home state pride is needed. Here are some Minnesota-inspired tunes to enjoy, listed in no particular order.

 

  • 1

    “Uptown” by Prince

    This tune is featured on Prince’s third album, Dirty Mind, released in 1980.

  • 2

    “Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota” by Weird Al Yankovic

    Known for his parodies, Weird Al dedicates a song to unique tourist attraction in Darwin, Minn.

  • 3

    “Say Shh” by Atmosphere

    This song was a hidden track on the group’s Seven’s Travels album.

  • 4

    “Girl From the North Country” by Bob Dylan ft. Johnny Cash

    Born and raised in Minnesota, Dylan originally recorded this song in 1963.

  • 5

    “North Country” by Rocket Club

    This song hit No. 52 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart in 2011.