Rather than just singing about it, here’s a way to really convince the world that California is the best place: Record a sun-dappled video in which you traverse the Golden State’s beaches, backyard pools and basketball courts, having fun where you please. In the clip for Best Coast’s "The Only Place," Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno do exactly that, vibing outrageous in a way that distracts you from how puerile, though admittedly catchy, those lyrics are. That said, I’m still pretty sure California can’t be the only place until they fix that damn budget crisis.
Expect to see this used in a tourism campaign sooner rather than later. Best Coast’s most recent album, The Only Place (go figure!) is out right now.