2. Alabama / Dinah Washington
"They call Alabama the Crimson Tide/Call me Deacon Blues," Donald Fagen sang on Steely Day's 1977 single of the same name. Too bad the Dan isn't from Tuscaloosa, home of the University of Alabama and the always-powerful Tide. Instead, we're going with Dinah Washington, born there in 1924, and famous for R&B hits like "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes"