The best part of driving is turning up the radio, blasting your favorite song, and singing at the top of your lungs. Everyone’s taste in music is different, but these songs are sure to get your Rocky Mountain High.
Every true Coloradoan loves a good song about the beautiful state they live in and knows every word to John Denver's “Rocky Mountain High”. In 2007 it was voted in as Colorado's second official state song. Another John Denver classic is “Country Roads” that has recently made a comeback and is very popular again.
Colorado, we are a mountain state, so mountain music is at the heart of everyone. Jimmy Buffett’s “A Mile High in Denver” took a little ski town called Aspen in the ’70s and shook it up into what it is now. Joe Walsh created a guide called “Rocky Mountain Way” to show people how to live it up in Colorado.
If you’re driving in a car with your friends then these next few classics will get everyone singing no matter their age. These songs are passed on from generation to generation because they are just that good. “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey will get you reminiscing about a small town girl and a city boy who took the midnight train going anywhere. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen will get everyone to chime into all of the different and elaborate sections that this ballad consists of. Shake up a quiet car ride with ACDC “You Shook Me All Night Long” will get everyone going. Recently dumped? Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again” will get you back on your feet and feeling like the best version of yourself.
If you’re cruising down a wide-open highway in the middle of nowhere plug in your aux cord and crank “Life is A Highway” by the original band, Cochrane’s, and compare it to the cover Rascal Flatts did. Lynyrd Skynyrd will keep you company with his song “Sweet Home Alabama”. A song that even the Library of Congress recognized as a national treasure is a must. Grateful Dead’s “Truckin’” will be stuck in your head because it’s so catchy. Willie Nelson’s “On The Road Again” is a classic to play after you get into your car after a pit stop.
Make sure to keep up maintenance with your vehicle so you can drive further for longer. Be sure to stop by Mancinelli’s Auto Repair Center in Denver, CO for any and every automotive need. Share your best songs for driving with us when you stop in. We are located at 375 Logan Street, Denver, CO 80203. You can schedule an appointment online, or visit us. See you soon!