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Rocky Mountain High" is a folk rock song written by John Denver and Mike Taylor about Colorado, and is one of the two official state songs of Colorado. Recorded by Denver in 1972, it went to on the US Hot 100 in 1973. The song also made on the Easy Listening chart and was played by some country music stations) and was ranked as the No. 29 song for 1973. Denver told concert audiences in the mid-1970s that the song took him an unusually long nine months to write
The song was originally released on the album The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get. Walsh appeared in studio on The Howard Stern Show on June 12, 2012 and talked about how the lyrics to the song came to him in 1972 shortly after releasing his first solo effort, Barnstorm.
For the album, see Rocky Mountain Way (album). The song was originally released on the album The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get. YouTube Encyclopedic.
Picking our list of the Top 100 '70s Rock Albums was no easy task, if only because that period boasted such sheer diversity. The decade saw rock branch into a series of intriguing new subgenres, beginning, at the dawn of the '70s, with heavy metal. Singer-songwriters came into their own; country-rock flourished. The era ended with the revitalizing energy of punk and New Wave. No list would be complete without climbing onto every one of those limbs. Here are the Top 100 '70s Rock Albums, presented chronologically from the start of the decade. Next: Top 100 '80s Rock Albums.