I Hate California

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I Hate California
ReleaseSmoking Monkey
Release date11-05-2003
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"I Hate California" is a song from Jonathan Coulton's debut album Smoking Monkey. The song describes how the singer, well, hates California. How did you guess?


  • Contrary to appearances, Jonathan insists he does not hate California. Instead, "I Hate California" is a break-up song; Jonathan had a girlfriend who was doing a long stretch of living in California working on a musical, and their break-up inspired this song.[1]
  • A brief snippet from "I Hate California" is performed in John Hodgman's "The Areas of My Expertise," as California's state song.



"I Hate California" is available for purchase in the Jonathan Coulton MP3 Store as an individual track or as part of Smoking Monkey. Of course, this song is also included as part of the "Everything" playlist.

Downloadable FLAC versions of the above are available in the Jonathan Coulton FLAC Store


"Smoking Monkey" is available for purchase as a CD here.



Smoking Monkey
1. I'm Having a Party · 2. Bozo's Lament · 3. Kenesaw Mountain Landis · 4. Ikea · 5. I Hate California · 6. Christmas Is Interesting · 7. Over There · 8. Millionaire Girlfriend · 9. First of May · 10. De-Evolving · 11. I'm a Mason Now · 12. Overhead

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