I spent this past weekend in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, a place where I like to escape whenever I have a chance. I took a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway, which I think is one of the most beautiful roads in America. Along the parkway I grabbed lunch at the Pisgah Inn, a place that has some stunning views and an intense cream of shiitake and prosciutto soup. While enjoying this most wonderful lunch I got to thinking about mountain songs. Not necessarily mountain music, but songs inspired by the mountains, or that have a mountain as a central theme.
However, instead of picking what I felt were the very best mountain songs for a playlist I decided to just write down the first 10 mountain-themed tracks that came to my mind, no matter what they were. The result is this playlist.
Of course, if I did this on a different day the results could have been very different, and I make no claim that these are the best mountain songs out there. But they are the first 10 I thought of, in order.
10 Most Obvious Mountain Songs
1. Mountain Song - Jane's Addiction
2. Rocky Top - The Osborne Brothers
3. Fire On The Mountain - The Grateful Dead
4. Misty Mountain Hop - Led Zeppelin
5. Rocky Mountain High - John Denver
6. Mountain Music - Alabama
7. On Top Of Old Smoky - The Weavers
8. Sugar Mountain - Neil Young
9. Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Flatt and Scruggs
10. Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
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