South Mountain, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma; photo by Jonathan C. Wheeler on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).
Official State Rock Song of Oklahoma
In April of 2009 Governor Brad Henry signed an executive order designating "Do You Realize??" by the alternative rock band The Flaming Lips as the official state rock song of Oklahoma. All Oklahoma Songs - All State Songs
Other nominees included "After Midnight" by Oklahoman J.J. Cale; "Never Been to Spain" by Hoyt Axon (recorded by Three Dog Night); and "Heartbreak Hotel" (co-written by former Oklahoma school teacher Mae Boren Axton and recorded by Elvis Presley).
The Oklahoma Legislature adopted a resolution in 2008 which outlined the voting process. The Oklahoma Historical Society conducted a competition to select the official state rock song and Oklahomans nominated 454 songs. From these a list of 10 songs were selected by a panel of experts. More than 21,000 voted online, with nearly 51 percent selecting "Do You Realize??" by The Flaming Lips from the finalists. (source: Associated Press Writer Ron Jenkins).