"Do You Realize??" by the alternative rock band The Flaming Lips was designated the official rock song of Oklahoma in March 2009. Other nominees included "After Midnight" by Oklahoman J.J. Cale, and "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 Pressley).
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.