John Denver About

John Denver was born 1943 in USA and died 1997 from an aircrash at just 53 years old. During his lifetime he became internationally known for his songs about nature and simple life, and released 25+ albums.

Born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., at age 11 he started playing the guitar and a few years later he was perfoming at local clubs. He adopted the name Denver after the state captial of his favourite US state, Colorado. In 1965 he joined The Mitchell Trio, and in 1966 he self-released his first solo album.

Between 1969 and 1975 Denver rose to fame with some of his highest charting albums and songs, including his signature song Take Me Home, Country Roads. It was in the 70s that he began with his activism and humanitarian work, which he continued all into his later years, focusing on environment and peace.

Denver never stopped making music, and at the end of his life and career he had recieved an Emmy, two Grammies, and several other rewards and recognitions. His legacy in folk, country, and even music history itself, lives on.

John Denver Lyricsby Popularity

1 Shanghai Breezes John Denver 95 2 Rhymes & Reasons John Denver 76 3 Annie's Song John Denver 75 4 Matthew (alternate version) John Denver 74 5 The Eagle & The Hawk John Denver 74 6 Grandma's Feather Bed John Denver 71 7 Southwind John Denver 70 8 Wild Montana Skies (Ft. Emmylou Harris) John Denver 70 9 Wild Montana Skies (Ft. Emmylou Harris) John Denver 70 10 Shanghai Breezes John Denver 69 11 Children Of The Universe John Denver 68 12 Like A Sad Song John Denver 67 13 Thank God I'm a Country Boy (Ft. John Martin Sommers) John Denver 66 14 Perhaps Love by Plácido Domingo (Ft. John Denver) John Denver 66 15 If Ever John Denver 65 16 Eli's Song John Denver 65 17 Eagles & Horses John Denver 65 18 Leaving on a Jet Plane John Denver 65 19 Like A Sad Song John Denver 64 20 Me And My Uncle John Denver 64 21 Thank God I'm a Country Boy (Ft. John Martin Sommers) John Denver 62 22 Looking For Space John Denver 62 23 World Game John Denver 61 24 Sweet Surrender John Denver 61 25 Downhill Stuff John Denver 60 26 Hitchhiker John Denver 60 27 Windsong John Denver 60 28 Is It Love? John Denver 59 29 It's About Time John Denver 59 30 Back Home Again John Denver 59 31 Take Me Home, Country Roads John Denver 59 32 I'm Sorry John Denver 59 33 Sunshine on My Shoulders John Denver 58 34 Calypso John Denver 58 35 Perhaps Love John Denver 58 36 Calypso John Denver 58 37 Shanghai Breezes John Denver 58 38 Dreams John Denver 57 39 White Christmas John Denver 57 40 Wild Montana Skies (Ft. Emmylou Harris) John Denver 57 41 Dancing With The Mountains John Denver 56 42 The Gold And Beyond John Denver 56 43 Home On The Range John Denver 56 44 The Mountain Song John Denver 56 45 Life Is So Good John Denver 56 46 Spirit John Denver 56 47 Poems, Prayers, & Promises John Denver 56 48 Friends With You John Denver 56 49 How Can I Leave You Again John Denver 56 50 Jenny Dreamed Of Trains John Denver 56 51 Take Me Home, Country Roads John Denver 56 52 I Guess He’d Rather Be in Colorado John Denver 56 53 The Eagle & The Hawk John Denver 55 54 Trail of Tears John Denver 55 55 Autograph John Denver 55 56 Gone Fishin' by John Denver & The Muppets John Denver 55 57 Islands John Denver 55 58 Children Of The Universe John Denver 55 59 A Baby Just Like You by John Denver & The Muppets John Denver 55 60 Jingle Bells John Denver 55 61 This Old Guitar (alternate take) John Denver 55 62 Rhymes & Reasons John Denver 55 63 Leaving on a Jet Plane John Denver 55 64 Raven's Child John Denver 54 65 Whispering Jesse John Denver 54 66 Never A Doubt John Denver 54 67 Durango Mountain Caballero by John Denver & The Muppets John Denver 54 68 In The Grand Way John Denver 54 69 Whose Garden Was This John Denver 54 70 The Game Is Over John Denver 54 71 The Eagle & The Hawk John Denver 54 72 I Want To Live John Denver 54 73 Shipmates And Cheyenne John Denver 54 74 Is It Love? John Denver 54 75 Sunshine on My Shoulders John Denver 54 76 Whispering Jesse John Denver 54 77 For You John Denver 53 78 Alaska & Me John Denver 53 79 I Remember Romance John Denver 53 80 What One Man Can Do John Denver 53 81 Aspenglow John Denver 53 82 Leaving on a Jet Plane John Denver 53 83 Annie's Song John Denver 53 84 Fly Away John Denver 53 85 Steel Rails (Ft. John Denver) John Denver 53 86 Last Hobo John Denver 53 87 Islands John Denver 52 88 Falling Leaves (The Refugees) John Denver 52 89 Gimme Your Love John Denver 52 90 Poems, Prayers, & Promises John Denver 52 91 Opposite Tables John Denver 52 92 How Mountain Girls Can Love John Denver 52 93 Dance Little Jean John Denver 52 94 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down John Denver 52 95 Grandma's Feather Bed John Denver 52 96 Come And Let Me Look In Your Eyes John Denver 52 97 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer John Denver 52 98 Calypso John Denver 52 99 Back Home Again John Denver 52 100 The Little Engine That Could John Denver 52 101 What's On Your Mind John Denver 51 102 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) John Denver 51 103 The Cowboy And The Lady John Denver 51 104 Rocky Mountain High John Denver 51 105 Looking For Space John Denver 51 106 People Get Ready John Denver 51 107 Bread & Roses John Denver 50 108 Hey Old Pal John Denver 50 109 Song For The Life John Denver 50 110 Take Me Home, Country Roads John Denver 50 111 Sunshine on My Shoulders John Denver 50 112 Freight Train Boogie / Choo Choo Ch'Boogie John Denver 50 113 Higher Ground John Denver 49 114 Relatively Speaking John Denver 49 115 Annie's Song John Denver 49 116 Back Home Again John Denver 49 117 A Wild Heart Looking For Home John Denver 48 118 Shipmates And Cheyenne John Denver 48 119 Sunshine on My Shoulders John Denver 48 120 Rocky Mountain High John Denver 48