Welcome to Colorful Colorado, home of legal marijuana and the lowest adult obesity rate in all 50 states (and DC)! With all the gorgeous mountains and trails around here, I’m not surprised that locals are inspired to not just exercise in it but write songs about it. Including:
John Denver – Rocky Mountain High
This is Colorado’s 2nd state song. We have two!
Joseph Childress – Dance With Me
Grew up in the Rockies, this lucky punk.
3oh!3 – Don’t Trust Me
OK. So I’m going to go out on a limb and say that when you thought of CO bands, this one came to mind pretty early. Their name is Colorado’s main area code: 303. A bit of a throwback for me, personally: I first heard this song my senior year of high school.
Single File – Zombies Ate My Neighbors
“so hey man, check this out…”
The Lumineers – The Ballad Of Cleopatra
Based in Denver.
Frances and the Foundation – Plant The Seed
So I guess technically only Frances is from Colorado (Colorado Springs to be exact), but it still counts!
Elephant Revival – Ring Around The Moon
Is this bluegrass or folk? I don’t know the difference, but I do know I like these guys.
The Fray – Little House
You probably know The Fray.
Meese – Next In Line
Catchy, catchy song. Sadly, this group is no longer together, buttttt the two brothers, from whom the band gained its name, have started a new band called “The Centennial”.
India Arie – Video
Feel good jam from this four time Grammy winner out of Denver.
Pretty Lights – Only Yesterday
Video shot in CO too.
West Water Outlaws – Caught In The Headlights
Had to throw a little hard rock into this CO mix.
“Baby, why you make me act like a fool?”
You Me and Apollo – Places
Reminds me a bit of Shakey Graves, tbh.
Lynx – Light Up Your Lantern
Definitely would not have expected Caitlin Demuth aka Lynx to be from the US, let alone Boulder. Awesome surprise if you ask me.
OneRepublic – Love Runs Out
I love the horse dancing in the background of this video.
The Apples In Stereo
The String Cheese Incident