If you're looking for some hometown flavor when putting your next playlist together, look no further.

According to Lyrics.com, there are five songs mentioning Rockford in the lyrics.

Full disclosure, I omitted songs that mention Rockford Fosgate and the Rockford Files.

Strangely, the Bloodhound Gang's Legend In My Spare Time and Ben Folds Five Battle of Who Could Care Less both mention Rockford Files in their lyrics, but nothing about Rockford.

Rittz's Looking Back Now mentions Rockford Fosgate so that one's out too, and while I'm not convinced D.I.T.C.'s Thick may be referencing the same thing, the lyrics are ambiguous enough I'll allow it to make the list.

1. D.I.T.C Thick (NSFW)

The jewels gotta have patience plus persistence
We rock glass like Rockford
Waiting for bottles to pop in the condo; bottles get rocked
To sum up my career from bottom to top
Now we in the thick of it, and you don't stop

2. Yung Stet Becoming Legendary

When I was grindin' tryna get it
Rockford, Illinois is on the map
I finally did it
I do it for my city

Becoming Legendary isn't on YouTube, so I grabbed something else from Yung Stet.

3. Wesley Willis Firewall The Throttle

Whip the miles up on the highway
Drive your car to Rockford, Illinois
Cruise the highway at a speed of fifty-five miles per hour

4. Tom Waits Day After Tomorrow

It is so hard and it's cold here
And I'm tired of taking orders
And I miss old Rockford town
Up by the Wisconsin border

5. Bran Van 300 Drinking in L.A.

Ah, Jackie just called in and said it was a type of Rockford, whatever that is
Give us a ring-a-ding-ding, it's a beautiful day

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