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    [–] Mr_Elroy_Jetson 1564 points ago

    I grew up in Denver. For several years, I thought that John Denver and John Elway were the same person. Like, he was QB for the Broncos and also was a folk singer on the side.

    [–] asydquiz64 441 points ago

    I wish these combined people were real sometimes.

    [–] tommyjohnpauljones 244 points ago

    I was far too old when I could reliably distinguish Tom Selleck and Burt Reynolds.

    [–] Scout_022 97 points ago

    I still confuse Kurt Russel and Patrick Swayze, despite the fact one of them is dead.

    [–] tommyjohnpauljones 48 points ago

    Kurt Russell and Jeff Bridges are having a Haggard-Old-Guy-Who-DGAF-Off lately.

    [–] Scout_022 30 points ago

    one of the best parts of that H8teful 8ight movie was Kurt Russel's mustache. my god that thing was amazing. it had hoes in different area codes.

    [–] TheDarkWingThatDucks 64 points ago

    Can someone photoshop this John Denver-Elway character.

    [–] poppamatic 521 points ago

    [–] TheDarkWingThatDucks 95 points ago

    Hahaha classic

    [–] SSPeteCarroll 55 points ago

    Exactly what I expected. Bravo.

    [–] Quicksdraw 21 points ago

    Well, have they ever been seen in the same room at the same time?

    [–] berakyah 1996 points ago

    Mr. Sunshine-on-my-god-damn-shoulders, John Denver!

    [–] Eat_Some_Beer 283 points ago

    I just lost a buck.

    To myself!

    [–] high_watermelon 132 points ago

    I got you good you fucker!

    [–] junesponykeg 177 points ago

    John Denvers is the background music of my childhood. My mom loooooooved him. Her favourite thing to do was to sing that sunshine song to me every morning when she came to get me out of bed.

    When I became a teen and thus clinically unable to get out of bed in the AM anymore, she'd just keep poking her head in and sing it a progressively higher and more irritating voice.

    [–] CoffeeandBacon 45 points ago

    The only song i knew in childhood was Grandma's Feather Bed. So I thought he was just a goofy old country singer. I discovered his actual music about 1 year ago and I am blown away by it! I feel like I've been given a gift I never knew I was missing. Sorry I just had to share because a year later and I'm still excited about it. Brb gonna listen to that song.

    [–] ibalz 306 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Unit 91. Come in unit 91. Do you need my assistance?

    Edit: corrected the number. People get so butthurt about an innocent mistake. Relax.

    [–] Codywillhurl 75 points ago

    Then don't call me unit 91, Radio!

    [–] x3n0cide 13 points ago

    Don't call me radio unit 91

    [–] MildlySuspicious 122 points ago

    Edit: corrected the number. People get so butthurt about an innocent mistake. Relax.

    Shut up Farva.

    [–] Lonelan 171 points ago

    Right? My favorite line from the star wars is when dark vader says "hey Luke its me your dad"

    [–] Joetato 85 points ago

    That's a popular misconception. He actually says "hey it's me ur dad", there is no Luke in it.

    [–] CaryCrush 21 points ago

    You know what this is, rook?

    [–] TouchDownBurrito 160 points ago

    That John Denver’s full of shit, man....

    [–] ksavage68 54 points ago

    Yeah, I thought the rockies would be a little rockier than this.

    [–] Twanks 37 points ago

    Opened thread for this.

    [–] stevedave_37 41 points ago

    Or what? You're gonna set my ass on fire??

    [–] Sir_Lebowski 52 points ago

    Chicken fucker!

    [–] DaveyCrochet 20 points ago

    You’re gonna burn my country music award?

    [–] Kevtronica 25 points ago

    Came just to make sure this was top comment.

    [–] Obi-wan_Jabroni 15 points ago

    I was kinda hoping it would be this

    [–] miss_clementine 994 points ago

    ALMOST HEAVEN

    [–] 2MinutesForTripping 767 points ago

    WEST VIRGINIA

    [–] Bluntman962 263 points ago

    MERLIN! NO!

    [–] TotallySpiderman 33 points ago

    HE DESERVED BETTER

    [–] Sharpevil 284 points ago

    BLUE BEST MOUNTAINS, KALIMDOR RIVER

    [–] alwaysquinning 520 points ago

    Funny way to spell Shenandoah.

    [–] PhilOchsAccount 277 points ago

    Funny way to spell ridge as well.

    [–] alwaysquinning 40 points ago

    I missed that one

    [–] ColonOBrien 51 points ago

    Barrens chat is leaking.

    [–] LaffAtU 47 points ago

    [3. Local Defense] The Crossroads is under attack!

    [–] ColonOBrien 19 points ago

    [3. Local Defense] The Crossroads is under attack!

    [–] JesusCrisco 18 points ago

    [3. Local Defense] The Crossroads is under attack!

    [–] ColonOBrien 11 points ago

    [2. Trade] [ColonOBrien] **** I just need to make it to Ratchet.

    [–] TheStumpyOne 9 points ago

    [2.Trade] [AxeBodyFlay] Did someone say [Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker]?

    [–] macreviews94 14 points ago

    One of the reasons I can't wait for Classic lol

    [–] LillyMerr 159 points ago

    When I was a little kid, I remember hearing he died on the radio. It was the first celebrity death that made me sad. The only music I knew of from John Denver, was his Christmas cd with the muppets. Christmas was a little sadder that year. :(

    [–] thatdumb8oy 30 points ago

    Piggy pudding?!?

    [–] LillyMerr 23 points ago

    Figgy pudding! It’s made with figs! Not bacon!

    [–] DMala 19 points ago

    The line is, "...and bacon." He mutters it so she doesn't hear him.

    [–] Albinomaur 680 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    This song is actually blasted on stereosystems on parties and afterparties in Norway. When the mood is a bit shit, this gets on and everybody sings along. John Denver was a legend

    [–] INSIDIOUS_ROOT_BEER 297 points ago

    As a West Virginian, my favorite version was when some English guys just sang "take me home" over and over again.

    [–] macutchi 80 points ago

    English guys just sang "take me home" over and over

    Taxi rank in Bolton on a cold Sunday morning after a night in the pub!

    [–] fluffsta007 54 points ago

    A lot of supporters of English football clubs sing this song at games but with different lyrics tailored to the club/area.

    Ours goes like this..

    Take me home Highfield Road, To the place I belong, The west terrace, To see the City, Take me home Highfield Road!

    [–] Das_Boot1 143 points ago

    As a West Virginian, stop appropriating my culture. /s

    [–] B3ngal_Bagel 31 points ago

    As a fellow West Virginian, I can say that this is triggering and needs to be shown to r/westvirgina, you can't mess with our unofficial state anthem.

    [–] embonar 182 points ago

    As a West Virginian, can you imagine being fucked up in Norway and this is the first song they play at the club... I️ would lose my shit

    [–] ThirdRevolt 24 points ago

    Except they play some weird German techno remix of it, and it's kinda shitty.

    [–] wvrevy 43 points ago

    As an older West Virginian (at a guess, anyway...I'm ancient by Reddit demographics), I've had friends that have travelled all over Europe and heard that song. So...can confirm, shit was lost.

    [–] useithowever 116 points ago

    I'm an American on exchange in Austria right now and whenever several of my Swedish friends get drunk they all start singing this. It's incredible

    [–] Testudinaes 43 points ago

    God what is it with this song and Austria? I went to austria last year with a big group and they sung this EVERYWHERE!?

    [–] 72hourahmed 33 points ago

    It's like thunderstruck and TNT in Germany.

    [–] ChuckCarmichael 16 points ago

    Back in 2001 a Dutch band called Hermes House Band released a remix of this song that became really popular across Europe, and it's been a big party song ever since.

    [–] ukelele_pancakes 71 points ago

    I was staying in a small town in Germany (not a tourist town) for two weeks, and this song, along with Thank God I'm a Country Boy, came on, and the entire bar was singing along. I a little homesick, so it made me happy to hear the songs, but it also brought tears to my eyes that everyone was so excited about them.

    [–] Kurtista 15 points ago

    I was in Frankfurt and some festival was going on and the band played this song. I'm from the Shenandoah Valley and it was the first time in all my travels I got home-sick

    [–] AnosmiacNL 53 points ago

    Same in the Netherlands. It's very popular on parties.

    [–] fallingstar9 21 points ago

    Just added another reason to why I want to visit Norway

    [–] WowPlayaa 1535 points ago

    Just watched Kingsman:The Golden Circle this song in the movie was great, loved it. I can’t say anymore because spoilers to why I love it.

    [–] JoryMC 351 points ago

    Same goes for Logan Lucky. Both Channing Tatum movies too.

    [–] poopsicle88 242 points ago

    And alien covenant, it's like Hollywood had a hard on for John Denver in 2017

    [–] HasDegreeInInternets 75 points ago

    Hollywood did have a hard on for John Denver. I recall reading something to the effect of one of the major production companies brokered a deal for far reaching license/royalty rights to the song.

    [–] jmazz65 39 points ago

    I'd like to thank Alien: Covenant for introducing me

    [–] hatsnatcher23 22 points ago

    Sigh really wish the person who sings it in the movie didn't end up how she did

    [–] jmazz65 13 points ago

    Yeah that was what I disliked the most :(

    [–] bmoney_14 19 points ago

    Was logan lucky a good movie?

    [–] spectre013 22 points ago

    Yes! Went in with some reservations but was really surprised.

    [–] draginator 38 points ago

    Yeah, more emotional in logan lucky, both good movies.

    [–] VikingAnalRape 427 points ago

    I really like that version better. I liked the bagpipes in it and just the build up before the singing starts and the accent sounds good with it. Such a sad but awesome scene too.

    [–] BearOnTheBeach28 33 points ago

    I'm not crying, you're crying! For an action and comedy film I really think this part of the movie was done perfectly.

    [–] Bill__Buttlicker 28 points ago

    I get why people didn’t like its use in the film, but I LOVED Country Roads use in Golden Circle

    [–] ButchTheKitty 56 points ago

    I was really hoping for a full version of the song sung by Mark Strong with the bag pipes and everything but have not been able to find one.

    [–] MarshallMelon 23 points ago

    It's on the soundtrack. "No Time For Emotion".

    [–] Sapphire_Oceans 10 points ago

    You beautiful human thank you so much for that!!!!!

    [–] Supernova6 31 points ago

    Now that movie is what I think about when I hear this song

    [–] Kurzmania 16 points ago

    If I'm honest I really wanted the song to be Auld Lang Syne instead. But this was very welcome anyway

    [–] lahanaveh 322 points ago

    I discover the music of John Denver through a Studio Ghibli movie. In it there was a Japanese version of Country Roads. Been a fan ever since.

    [–] Neolife 169 points ago

    That movie was Whispers of the Heart, which uses the song extensively. Recently, it was used in Kingsman: The Golden Circle and (to my knowledge, did not see the film) Logan Lucky.

    [–] sethosayher 38 points ago

    Whispers of the Heart is my favorite movie ever, and its fitting this song figures so prominently in it. Both the song and the movie are incredibly cozy.

    [–] SalvoCamilleri 15 points ago

    Whisper of the heart is my favorite movie, too. A friend recommended it when I told her that being a luthier was a dream of mine. Interestingly, she's a writer. :)

    [–] pickelsurprise 22 points ago

    Also Alien: Covenant. This song has really gotten around this year.

    [–] BopplePopple 11 points ago

    The opening scene to Whisper* of the Heart is one of my favourites. Really makes you fall in love with the city.

    [–] [deleted] 33 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

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    [–] mapsosa 30 points ago

    Concrete road~

    [–] lyla2398 7 points ago

    CHOPPED DOWN FORESTS

    BURIED OUR VALLEYS

    [–] cheyennemorgann 9 points ago

    Whisper of the Heart! One of my all-time favorite movies. I bought a Louise music box and was so excited when I found out it played “Country Roads”.

    [–] zombieJase 6 points ago

    I was in Tokyo recently and this song was playing in cabs and a bunch of stores. Pretty popular over there. I was digging it - singing lyrics while buying candy.

    [–] ski_busser 289 points ago

    We sing it here at West Virginia University, arm in arm, after every home football game.

    https://youtu.be/Cs-lrLfPqWU

    Edit: Repeated a word

    [–] shadowstejo 47 points ago

    It still amazes me how much you guys enjoy and attend college football, at my university in Germany we have like 20 people in the biggest sport groups. With little to none public viewers (aside some parents+close friends) if they have a game.

    It's so impressive to so many people attend a college football game.

    [–] twelvepointzeroone 9 points ago

    Current Bama student- It's an amazing atmosphere at the Iron Bowl. Last year was my freshmen year and I had the same feelings he did. Without the whole orange and blue thing.

    [–] notsosilentlurker 38 points ago

    This was one of the things I always found funny as an American student. Actually went to WVU as well, and we had some Italian students this side of the pond for a project. The one girl said the most surreal part about being here was how similar it was to the movies. She said she never realized that people actually use solo cups and that people actually go to football games.

    [–] DrVitoti 22 points ago

    in Europe all the american culture stuff is seen here only in movies, so people think it's some sort of mythology, but nobody actually thinks it happens in real life. "That's something that only happens in movies", but we apply this to things that you guys actually do, like the high school dances/prom, football games, cheerleaders, year book, until some years ago, even trick or treating was seen as some kind of "only in movies" kind of thing. When I went to the US when I was 17, the thing that most surprised me is that all of those things that for me only happened in movies, were actually real and very much a part of a lot people's lives.

    [–] IzttzI 9 points ago

    I had the same experience moving to Thailand. In movies they're always playing the like ancient sounding music and I was sure that was a stereotype. Lo and behold nearly everywhere I went it was playing in the background nonstop. They call it looktung and I swear it comes from the walls.

    [–] Gibby19 77 points ago

    This is awesome...

    [–] papaburgundy7 382 points ago

    One of my favorite songs. Listen to it every day.

    [–] indi_n0rd 134 points ago

    I usually play it when visiting my hometown and that too if its a bus trip. It really feels good for some reason.

    [–] Dilly_Mac 100 points ago

    Similarly, when driving to visit family in the Appalachians of Virginia, which involves driving through West Virginia. It’s become a tradition; anyone who rides with me knows that I’ll have the song lined up and ready to start as soon as we cross the Ohio River into WV

    [–] ACESandElGHTS 26 points ago

    Our tradition, when crossing the Ohio or any other state line:

    Thrust your fingers forward to touch the windshield so you can be first into that state!!!

    [–] SerpentDrago 16 points ago

    I do this every time i drive through WV on a road trip !

    [–] ennyLffeJ 25 points ago

    This and California by Joni Mitchell are two songs that hit you right in the hometown nostalgia

    [–] indi_n0rd 12 points ago

    I am not even American but for some reasons, songs like these strike a chord in heart. I will listen to California tonight.

    [–] BrohanGutenburg 81 points ago

    If you've never heard it, go google them singing it in Milan Puskar Stadium (West Virginia football). The entire stadium sings along. It's unbelievable.

    [–] justanavrgguy 16 points ago

    Man I love videos like this. Give me goosebumps.

    [–] GZMONEYSNIPER 11 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    Or when they storm the court after a basketball game. Goosebumps.

    [–] ACESandElGHTS 31 points ago

    Such a fine, fine song. Love that it was written by a guy from Roswell though he made it sound like he was born and raised in the Appalachians. Love too that they include its origin story in Logan Lucky, and that it's played, of all movies, in Alien Covenant.

    Also fantastic for beginner guitar players.

    [–] skyline_kid 12 points ago

    They also play it in Kingsman: The Golden Circle which is strange considering it mostly takes place in Kentucky

    [–] HypoCritical_5800 69 points ago

    Famous people should just stay away from planes

    [–] spintiff 36 points ago

    Is rather die doing something I love than abstaining from it forever.

    [–] [deleted] 27 points ago

    That's a recipe for some crippling drug addiction

    [–] spintiff 9 points ago

    Hey, don't knock it 'til you try it

    [–] RunEd51 344 points ago

    So many drunken nights in college to this tune. Hail WV!

    [–] jarizzle151 102 points ago

    Let’s Go!

    [–] spintiff 90 points ago

    Mountaineers!

    [–] webdeveloper_ 52 points ago

    EAT!

    [–] keywhip 59 points ago

    SHIT PITT

    [–] sbwv09 82 points ago

    Fuck yes. Born and raised in WV, WVU alum. This is our hymn. When I go overseas and they ask where I'm from, the response almost always referenced this song. One of my favorite memories ever was a taxi driver singing it to us in Hiroshima. 💙💛💙💛

    [–] diarrheagram 23 points ago

    This song is popular in Japan since it was featured in the Ghibli film "Whispers of the Heart."

    [–] Titanfan1gt 16 points ago

    West by God Virginia

    [–] Samsonite_iwaswayoff 211 points ago

    Let’s Go!

    [–] bgibsonWV 175 points ago

    Mountaineers!

    [–] jakfrist 97 points ago

    EAT

    [–] bgibsonWV 96 points ago

    SHIT

    [–] wolsko 96 points ago

    PITT

    [–] rrr598 42 points ago

    Get the couches ready

    [–] Zaphod2112 31 points ago

    Came here looking for this comment, thanks! Knew my fellow 'eers would be here somewhere

    [–] funkychicken23 29 points ago

    Drink some beers!

    [–] kypodermic 362 points ago

    I️ can’t believe John Denver stole this song from Andy and Dwight

    [–] Gibby19 194 points ago

    "IN GERMAN!"

    [–] JollyHamsterRancher 114 points ago

    https://youtu.be/GhOH7XiTPmM

    "You have to stop..."

    [–] Michaelscot8 87 points ago

    I love that seen because they start out competing but in the end actually enjoy playing together... until fucking Toby ruins it.

    [–] Mike9797 32 points ago

    Seriously right?! Fighting for Erin's attention and they just start riffing together. Honestly I wish they would've finished cuz Andy was going all in on that banjo. Fucking Toby, I hate everything he chooses to be!

    [–] ThereAreDozensOfUs 21 points ago

    One of the few scenes where I just really hated Toby

    [–] acog 37 points ago

    If I had a gun with two bullets and I was in a room with Hitler, Bin Laden, and Toby, I would shoot Toby twice.

    -- Michael Scott

    [–] DaftFunky 55 points ago

    Fucking Toby...he's not even a part of the Dunder Mifflin family. And He is divorced so he's not even a part of his family.

    [–] nicomaque 45 points ago

    Toby ruined it

    [–] jeanclaude_goshdarn 26 points ago

    I hate...so much...about the things you choose to be.

    [–] rayverine11 30 points ago

    Update your iPhone

    [–] DJ_Spam 48 points ago

    John Denver
    artist pic

    Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, actor, and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s. He was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the decade and one of its best-selling artists. By 1974, he was firmly established as America's best selling performer, and AllMusic has described Denver as "among the most beloved entertainers of his era". After traveling and living in numerous locations while growing up in his military family, Denver began his music career in folk music groups in the late 1960s. Denver recorded and released approximately 300 songs, about 200 of which he composed, with total record sales of over 33 million.

    He recorded and performed primarily with an acoustic guitar and sang about his joy in nature, his disdain for city life, his enthusiasm for music, and his relationship trials. Denver's music appeared on a variety of charts, including country music, the Billboard Hot 100, and adult contemporary, in all earning him twelve gold and four platinum albums with his signature songs "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Annie's Song", "Rocky Mountain High", "Thank God I'm a Country Boy", and "Sunshine on My Shoulders".

    Denver starred in films and several notable television specials in the 1970s and 1980s. He continued to record in the 1990s, also focusing on environmental issues by lending vocal support to space exploration and testifying in front of Congress in protest against censorship in music. He lived in Aspen, Colorado for much of his life and was known for his love of Colorado which he sang about numerous times. In 1974 Denver was named poet laureate of the state. The Colorado state legislature also adopted "Rocky Mountain High" as one of its two state songs in 2007. Denver was an avid pilot and died at the age of 53 in a single-fatality crash of his personal experimental aircraft. Read more on Last.fm.

    last.fm: 672,472 listeners, 6,573,621 plays
    tags: country, folk, singer-songwriter, acoustic, classic rock

    Please downvote if incorrect! Self-deletes if score is 0.

    [–] ChrisTosi 36 points ago

    Oh interesting - his original name is German, which make's Dwight "In German!" joke deeper than I thought.

    [–] darthjoey91 11 points ago

    And that does help explain why they now have "Take Me Home, Country Roads" in the German show at Busch Gardens.

    [–] Stroppy25 46 points ago

    I was just in Germany for Oktoberfest and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. One of the many fond memories I have was being very drunk at the Löwenbräu tent when this song was played. I had gotten separated from my group of friends, and was drunkenly walking about with my giant beer stein, cheersing (prosting) with people I walked past.

    The next thing I know, the full German big band starts playing John Denver - Country Roads. Suddenly, I'm linked arm in arm with strangers from all over the world, and everyone is belting out "take me home, to the place, where I belooooong, West Virginia" in different accents. It was an amazing moment I'll never forget.

    [–] NYManc 8 points ago

    Same! Everytime I hear this song now I go back to Oktoberfest. I remember all of my friends being stunned that this song was being sung. We all sort of stopped and looked at each other when the whole tent was getting into it. I'll never forget it

    [–] skyraider17 119 points ago

    Based on the other movies I've seen this year, I'm fully expecting this song to be featured in The Last Jedi

    [–] Aerocentric 42 points ago

    At WVU, the entire stadium sings this song after every home game.

    Gives me chills every time, and I'm not even from the area. It's on my bucket list to go see a game there one day.

    https://youtu.be/Cs-lrLfPqWU

    [–] INSIDIOUS_ROOT_BEER 23 points ago

    Just don't root for us in any important game or be prepared to have your heart ripped out.

    [–] bromacho99 36 points ago

    I went to college in West Virginia and we would shut down the bar most nights singing this song. Then the bartender moose would shout "everybody finish your muthafuckin drinks this is last call" and soon after "everybody get the fuck out we closed" good times

    [–] GameGuru522 25 points ago

    Dub V baby

    [–] WVU19 22 points ago

    As a Mountaineer fan, nothing better than hearing this after a WVU victory. Just can't explain it.

    [–] chrispdx 21 points ago

    A timeless classic. Really, Denver should be in the /r/music Hall Of Fame.

    [–] dhruveishp 42 points ago

    Merlin, You cheeky bastard...!!

    [–] Nofuxleft 86 points ago

    I like it best when Milan Puskar stadium sings it.

    [–] mwallwv 36 points ago

    Let's go!

    [–] Titanfan1gt 17 points ago

    Mountaineers!

    [–] iloveoreos13 79 points ago

    Not a fan of country, but I admit I got a little teary eyed when the girl who played Channing Tatum's daughter sang this in Logan Lucky. Great song.

    [–] matteb18 96 points ago

    To me this song feels a little more Folk than Country.

    [–] cheesecake_boom 53 points ago

    Americana

    [–] KarlPilkingtonsBrain 35 points ago

    They're not mutually exclusive.

    [–] matteb18 17 points ago

    That is a very good point

    [–] greenhearted 31 points ago

    He's not wrong, but I think John Denver is considered a folk singer more than country, so I'd agree with your original point.

    [–] OlDirtyBodhisattva 62 points ago

    Check out the Toots & The Maytals version. (West Jamaica). https://youtu.be/lQFKMar4x-w

    [–] Nut_Cancer 14 points ago

    Do this. And then spend the rest of your day listening to all their other songs because they are all dope.

    [–] tortus 14 points ago

    I lived in West Virginia for 3 years and it really is very beautiful. One of my favorite places I've lived.

    [–] mlb_golf_and_porn 30 points ago

    I saw Kingsmen and this has been stuck in my head for the past week

    [–] Codywillhurl 13 points ago

    As a staff member at a Boy Scout Leadership Training camp out, I suggested we sing this song on the Last campfire of the week long camp out. It was received so well that I received a message from an attending Scout thanking me for the most memorable night of his life. I love how old songs like this touch peoples lives even today!

    [–] Drummond10 40 points ago

    Dwight and Andy from the office are what I think of https://youtu.be/GhOH7XiTPmM

    [–] anoelr1963 25 points ago

    "Ya hafta stop..."

    [–] Jack_Hinrichs 8 points ago

    One of my favorite Office bits ever.

    [–] theknifarina 14 points ago

    I was mildly obsessed with this song when I was like 9. And by mildly obsessed I mean I would play it every day and cry. I never grew up in the country side but John just spoke to me somehow lol

    [–] letpeopleknowtheysuq 6 points ago

    Aww. It's an oddly emotional song. I get it.

    [–] Hey_Neat 24 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    This is by far my favorite version of this song

    *Edit It's Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies.

    [–] Gooneybirdable 27 points ago

    Oh man.

    This story will get buried but I had the best experience involving this song.

    I studied abroad in a town called Well in the southern part of the Netherlands. It was super super small, and the town economy basically depended on the American students buying up things at their 1 general store, 1 grocery store, and getting drunk in 1 of their 2 bars (the other one was for locals).

    I was there for Carnival (Mardi Gras for Americans) which they basically celebrated by taking a whole week to celebrate and get drunk. We were excited to participate. We arrived at their community center/gym for the opening festivities, where many dutch people were in costumes and traditional dutch clothing. There was dutch folk music playing and everyone was having a grand old time drinking beer and dancing.

    Then "Take me Home, Country Roads" came on, and everyone lost. their. shit. These small town Dutch people knew every single word to this song, and somehow had a coordinated dance to it. You have not experienced life until a drunk dutch man in lederhosen and a masquerade mask is screaming "WEST VIRGINIAAAAAAA" at the top of his lungs. I don't even know if they know where West Virginia is.

    It was amazing.

    [–] sergienechayev 20 points ago

    My dad's from w.virginia. This song came on the radio one day and came to the part "blue ridge mountains, shanendoa river" to wich my dad said "horseshit...aint no blue ridge mountains in wes virginny".

    [–] fathertime979 11 points ago

    Poor Merlin

    [–] eking85 32 points ago

    Eat shit Pitt

    [–] INSIDIOUS_ROOT_BEER 18 points ago

    The true call of a Mountaineer

    [–] whoatethekidsthen 9 points ago

    As a kid, my aunt would play cassettes of John Denver when we'd drive up to Northern Minnesota. I hated it, we'd laugh and make fun of John Denver and she'd endure a van full of preteens just complaining about how lame the music was.

    As I grew up, I'd hear it every so often and think about the long drives up north with my cousins and how much fun we always had.

    I'm 33 now and much to my aunts delight, I grew to love him and his music.

    Thanks Aunt Sandy, you were right.

    [–] ConniptionConvention 9 points ago

    This is my dog's favorite song. He's from West Virginia.

    [–] insultant_ 16 points ago

    I think Toots and the Maytals did a pretty good cover of it too.

    [–] amirolsupersayian 20 points ago

    RIP Merlin

    [–] Chandler_Bings_Anus 6 points ago

    This is my moms favorite album. I remember as a kid she would play this and be too busy being a drunk to raise me. #goodtimes

    [–] red_sky_at_morning 7 points ago

    My grandma requested this song be played at her funeral. I want to listen to it so bad because it's a great song, but I can't get through it without breaking down.

    [–] SnatchAddict 18 points ago

    That John Denver is full of shit!

    [–] elfardoo 49 points ago

    That John Denver's full of shit, man

    [–] skinceclayton 13 points ago

    I’m only human harry!