If you’ve heard the “Arkansas Alabama Song” then you know how quickly it can get stuck in your head. Listen at your own risk.
The first time I heard this song and saw the video, I thought it was straight out of the 1960s. Surprisingly, this song was released in 2009.
Officially named “Home”, this song has a happy tune that makes me want to skip through a field of daisies.
Why do people call it the “Alabama Arkansas song”?
People often call it the “Alabama Arkansas” song because it’s the first line that gets stuck in your head first. At least, that’s what keeps running through my head.
It goes like this:
It’s creative, silly, and sounds like it’s from another era.
The rhythm is smooth like a Sunday afternoon car ride though the Arkansas Ozark Mountains.
It makes you want to grab a root beer and put your feet up on the dash.
Alabama, Arkansas Chorus
Now, isn’t that the sweetest thing you’ve ever heard?
This song was written as a love song but manages to remain bubbly and carefree. I like it like I like bubble gum on a summer day.
Who wrote Alabama Arkansas, I Do Love My Ma And Pa?
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is a ten-piece band who play and sing the “Alabama Arkansas song” that is officially titled “Home.”
“Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is an American folk rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2007. The group is led by Singer Alex Ebert. Drawing from roots rock, folk, gospel, and psychedelic music, the band’s image and sound evoke the hippie movement of the 1960s and 1970s.”–source
When was the song Home by Edward Sharpe made?
“Home” was released on Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros’ 2009 album.
Where are Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros from?
Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros is a band that was formed in Los Angeles, California. The group is led by Alex Ebert.
Why do Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros sing about Alabama and Arkansas?
Well, we don’t actually know. They might sing about Alabama and Arkansas because these states go well with “Ma and Pa” but that’s only a hunch.
It’s my guess that they are secretly Arkansas lovers at heart. I mean, who wouldn’t be?
Did Jade Castrinos leave Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros?
Yes. The story has been told differently by the two sides but, one way or another, Jade Castrinos left Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros in 2014 right before their summer tour.
Jade claims she was booted out while the band claims she quit.
As one Arkansas saying puts it, one side is “lying like a dog in the shade.” We just don’t know which one.
No matter the story, they made a beautiful song when they were together.