Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize??" named state rock song
BY BARBARA HOBEROCK World Capitol Bureau
Monday, March 02, 2009
3/02/09 at 8:44 PM
Related link: Listen to "Do you Realize??" by the Flaming Lips.
OKLAHOMA CITY – "Do you Realize?" by the Flaming Lips on Monday was named the state's official rock song.
During the 2008 legislative session, the Legislature approved House Concurrent Resolution 1047 which established a selection process for the song.
Oklahomans nominated 454 songs. A panel narrowed that to 10. More than 21,000 voted on line for the official rock song.
The 10 finalists included:
"Heartbreak Hotel," co-written by Oklahoma school teacher Mae Boren Axton and recorded by Elvis Presley
"Let's Have a Party," recorded by Wanda Jackson
"Walk, Don't Run" recorded by the Ventures
"After Midnight," written and recorded by Oklahoman J.J. Cale and re-released by Eric Clapton
"Never Been to Spain," by Oklahoman Hoyt Axton and made famous by Three Dog Night
"Home Sweet Oklahoma," written and recorded by Leon Russell
"Oklahoma," by the Call
"Move Along," by the All-American Rejects
"Endless Oklahoma Sky," by John Moreland and the Black Gold Band
The Flaming Lips lead singer Wayne Coyne performs at Dfest in Tulsa July 27, 2007. ADAM WISNESKI/TULSA WORLD