Upbeat Denver song?
February 21, 2011 9:00 PM   Subscribe

Is someone were moving to Denver and having a celebratory party, what would be a good Denver-themed song to play at the climax of this party, i.e. as the cake is being brought out? Rocky Mountain High by John Denver is an obvious choice, but it's kind of slow, not exciting. Something like Elevation by U2 or Gold Digger by Kanye West are better, more upbeat and indirectly related to Denver, but I'd prefer something a bit more obviously connected to Denver. It should also be a song a group of 20-40 year old American geeks would enjoy.
posted by scottreynen to Media & Arts (12 answers total)
Rocky Mountain Way by Joe Walsh is a never-fail barnstormer.
posted by Aquaman at 9:01 PM on February 21, 2011 [2 favorites]

Thank God I'm a Country Boy
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:09 PM on February 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

Get Out of Denver by Bob Seger may miss your target demo by a bit but is awfully Denver name-droppy and upbeat.
posted by Askr at 9:10 PM on February 21, 2011

Happy Birthday from Casa Bonita
posted by rhizome at 9:24 PM on February 21, 2011

Railroad Earth - Colorado
posted by euphorb at 9:25 PM on February 21, 2011

Rocky Mountain Way seems like a great fit. Thanks!
posted by scottreynen at 9:41 PM on February 21, 2011

"Beautiful People of Denver" or "Colorado, My Home" from the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown might be appropriate.
posted by paulsc at 9:43 PM on February 21, 2011

Something by Slim Cessna's Auto Club.

Maybe "Goddamn Blue Yodel #7" (Lyrics)

Denver band.
Song about friends and partying. (kinda)
Upbeat, but about sadness. (Kinda)
posted by Seamus at 10:08 PM on February 21, 2011

It's not entirely upbeat, but still: Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead by Warren Zevon is awesome.
posted by King Bee at 5:31 AM on February 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


posted by dorgla at 6:24 AM on February 22, 2011

40 Miles from Denver by Yonder Mountain String Band.
posted by monkeymadness at 7:42 AM on February 22, 2011

The opening theme song from Denver, the Last Dinosaur?

Seriously, though, I've got nothing.
posted by DoctorFedora at 11:55 PM on February 22, 2011

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