Oklahoma Rock Song finalists chosen

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Ten songs have been chosen as finalists as the Official Oklahoma Rock Song.

The songs include "Heartbreak Hotel" sung by Elvis Presley but written by Oklahoman Mae Boren Axton and "Never Been to Spain" by Three Dog Night and written by Hoyt Axton.

Also on the list are Leon Russell's "Home Sweet Oklahoma"; "After Midnight" by J.J. Cale; and "Do You Realize?" by the Flaming Lips.

The remainder are "Oklahoma" by The Call; "Move Along" by the All-American Rejects; "Endless Oklahoma Sky" by John Moreland and the Black Gold Band; "Walk Don't Run" by the Ventures; and "Let's Have a Party" by Wanda Jackson.

Voting will continue at http://www.oklahomarocksong.org through Nov. 15 and the winning song will be announced during the next legislative session.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by OOTO Location: Texoma on Sep 12, 2008 at 06:25 AM
    Ryder, you are such a card. Just keep on doing what those "boys from Oklahoma" do. Remember, those old records are sometimes the best!
  • by midniteryder Location: Sherman on Sep 8, 2008 at 07:03 PM
    Great, now I'm talking to a spoiled brat. You're making me laugh......not out of humor, so much as how one laughs at someone or something acting ridiculous. Here's a clue- don't give up your day job (assumig you're even employed). I must admire your persistence, though.....it's an old song on a scratchy record, but you play it so well.
  • by OOTO Location: Texoma on Sep 8, 2008 at 09:41 AM
    I told you my line was funnier than yours!!!
  • by midniteryder Location: Sherman on Sep 7, 2008 at 03:45 AM
    I love it- you're so funny when you're mad. And yes, I did have a clue what I was talking about, which would be "obvious" to any casual "observer". Whoops, sorry- bagged on you again. But as you say, it IS a matter of perspective- too bad yours is screwed up. Does your mommy know you play with computers? Is it possible you're no more than an angry teenager with no sense of the real world? If so, I need to stop "insulting" you- it would constitute child abuse. Now go play with your toys before we tell your parents on you. Hee hee hee.......whadda maroon........ you got your shorts in a wad again. All too easy to mess with your head..............
  • by OOTO Location: Texoma on Sep 6, 2008 at 04:26 AM
    Ryder, you seem to be the only ones to get "your shorts in a wad." I notice you avoid the message when you are wrong, and instead choose to hurl insults. Real "grown-up" of you. Just like the way you jumped in here criticizing when you obviously had no clue what you were talking about. However, you do make for entertainment. As to your humor comment, it is all a matter of perspective. And your last comment is about as lame as they come. Was that a meager attempt at humor?? Wow. Get a new joke book. That would be about as funny as me saying to you something along the lines of "Timmy from South Park called, he wants his brain back." No. Wait....mine is funny!
  • by midniteryder Location: Sherman on Sep 5, 2008 at 09:33 PM
    I also have every CCR cd issued, olus Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, MOlly Hatchett, Lynyrd Skynyrd......we can talk about CD collections all day. YOIU are the one coming across like the idiot- but that's OK, 'cause the posts you make when you get your shorts in a wad are well worth the price of admission. My advice to you is to back away from the computer, take a deep breath, and check yourself. You really need to see the REAL obvious- you ain't all that funny. Now pardon us while we in the real world have grown-up conversations. Oh by the way, the 60s are over- your side lost.
  • by OOTO Location: Texoma on Sep 5, 2008 at 11:41 AM
    Oh...and ryder, that last post of mine should have said "you have absolutely NO clue..."
  • by Boy from Oklahoma Location: Oklahoma on Sep 5, 2008 at 09:05 AM
    Dang! If I had just learned to roll correctly, this wouldn't be an issue!
  • by OOTO Location: Texoma on Sep 5, 2008 at 06:39 AM
    ryder....you are truly clueless, aren't you?! I own every CCR cd. Obviously, you have clue what irony or sarcasm are, do you? My initial post was made from the standpoint of the closeminded community, implying reasons they weren't included, that song in particular, having to do with the lyrics and subject of the song and the fact that it is done in a country style. Quit being so quick to criticize everyone on here, and actually try reading and interpreting their posts!
  • by midniteryder Location: Sherman on Sep 5, 2008 at 01:21 AM
    OOTO....you seem to think that CCR doesn't do rock. Try turning your radio doal up & down the FM band. If anyone has been huffing, it's you. Rock n' roll covers a wide variety of styles, from metal to pop to country-rock to Southern rock to techno......get the idea? For someone who is supposedly open-minded, you're awfully narrow.
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