Best John Denver Songs


The Top Ten

1 Take Me Home, Country Roads

TAkE mE hOmE tO tHe PlAcE I BeLoNg, WeSt ViRgInIa, MoUnTaIn MoMmA, tAkE mE hOmE, cOuNtRy RoAds. 10/10 would sing again. I heard that this song is actually about maryland

Even people who don't like country music love this song. It is an all time classic, and if you've never listened to it, what are you waiting for?

This is such an awesome, catchy song - Dandeman7

Since Bethesda put this song into the Fallout 76 trailer, this song gained the recognition it deserves! - RandomThings

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2 Annie's Song

Beautiful song

You fill up my senses like a night In a forest, like mountains in springtime, like a walk in the rain, like a storm in the desert, like a sleepy blue ocean. Come let me love you, Come love me again. These lyrics are beautiful, heartfelt, and poetic. Absolutely Pure Genius! #1 and it belongs here! We love you John Denver! R.I.P.

Best best best best best best best. Love to listen this song every time. It's a magical song.

This will always be my favorite. Best song by the best singer. - Beatlesboy9

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3 Rocky Mountain High

This song has always meant something to me.. Something special. It's like I can understand what he's saying in the song. It always has a special place in my heart - Beatlesboy9

I really love this. It doesn't need to be the first one on this list to be the best - it just is. The lyrics are very emotive and moving. - Britgirl

"They say that he went crazy once
And he tried to touch the sun
And he lost his hand
But kept the memory"

I love this song, likely one of the main things that compelled me to move to Colorado for a while, once upon a time - Billyv

4 Thank God I'm a Country Boy


5 Calypso

The best county song with the most beautiful lyrics

This song is amazing and simply makes you feel carefree. Timeless - Beatlesboy9

I think this is the one John Denver song that no one else could cover simply because they don't have the ability. His vocal is amazing.

John Denver is too underrated. He's fantastic, and this song proves that.

6 Sunshine on My Shoulders
7 Leaving on a Jet Plane

One of the best

One of my all time favorite songs - RecklessGreed

I don't caree what anyone says, His version kicks the paul and mary versions ass. Not a up beat gitty pop song but a Slow sad ballard like its supposed to be

8 I'm Sorry

This song is so honest. When your heart is broken, you can list all the things you did wrong, but ultimately you feel sorry for yourself.

9 Sweet Surrender

A little like calypso, just great lyrics. - Beatlesboy9

10 Back Home Again

Should definitely be in the top 10, probably number 3

The Contenders

11 Poems, Prayers and Promises

Why oh why is this at 31? This song has great lyrics... How sweet it is to love someone how right it is to care.. How long it's been since yesterday, what about tomorrow... You'd rather have Thank God I'm a Country Boy? Seriously?

A positive outlook on life, very inspiring. - Beatlesboy9

12 Rhymes and Reasons

Brilliant Denver

I think that this is the most beautiful song ever written

Best song!

13 Looking for Space

I seriously don't see why this isn't #1. It is my all time favorite song and I think it's the best. - Beatlesboy9

Love this song, reminds me of someone very special in my life. - Beatlesboy9

14 Goodbye Again

I can relate to the message and lyrics in this song and it's pretty underrated. - Beatlesboy9

15 Fly Away
16 Shanghai Breezes

Very nice

This song has such a beautiful message. His most meaningful song of the 80's - Beatlesboy9

17 It Amazes Me
18 Matthew

Another magical Denver song, a great lryic and a great story. It makes you feel good about the circle of life.

19 Wild Montana Skies
20 I Guess He'd Rather Be In Colorado

It is such a peaceful, calm down song. It is unassuming but when you listen to it it has that special something, that makes you love all the more, even when you can't name why. Listen to it when you are looking for something different, and you will just be.

Most underrated John Denver song. Easily a top 5 if not higher

Beautiful song.

21 For You
22 This Old Guitar
23 Some Days Are Diamonds (Some Days Are Stone)

No song is better than is one for getting through a rough patch in life...I love this song!

24 The Eagle and the Hawk

My Favorite.. short and sweet. Gets it said and moves on. How can you not soar with those majestic birds when you hear this song?

Amazing song great bass and inspiring guitar solo

25 Follow Me

By far the most underrated John Denver song. Fantastic lyrics and melody. I cannot believe it doesn't get more love! It is so powerful that I sang this song to my wife at our wedding.

26 Johnny B. Goode
27 Eli's Song
28 Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)
29 Eclipse

Serene song.

30 Perhaps Love - John Denver

Great song different than other John Denver songs

It’s good.

31 Let It Be
32 The Ballad of Richard Nixon
33 My Sweet Lady
34 Like a Sad Song
35 Aspenglow
36 Potter's Wheel
37 Mr. Bojangles
38 When the River Meets the Sea
39 Windsong
40 Old Folks
41 Life Is So Good
42 Sail Away Home
43 Polka Dots and Moonbeams
44 Dreamland Express
45 Garden Song
46 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
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Top Remixes

1. Thank God I'm a Country Boy
2. Sunshine on My Shoulders
3. I'm Sorry
1. Annie's Song
2. Sunshine on My Shoulders
3. Rocky Mountain High
1. Rocky Mountain High
2. Sweet Surrender
3. Calypso


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