Yeah, the song that John Denver sand. I’m not exactly sure why that is, and neither is anybody else.
For decades, Danoff’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” — a 1971 hit for John Denver — has been a sing-along favorite at Munich’s Oktoberfest, a nostalgic touchstone bound to bring Germans to their feet whenever it’s played.
Why? “I have no idea,” [Bill] Danoff, 67, told us. “I’ve never been to Germany” — though he’d never been to West Virginia either before he wrote his ode to the Mountain State.
Ask German natives why they get misty-eyed over a song about the Shenandoah and Blue Ridge, what cultural resonance they find in it, and you’ll get a quizzical stare: It’s a really good song, don’t you think?
After the fold: video of Germans losing their minds (to quote the article) upon hearing the song.
…Look, I don’t to rehash old history here, so can we all agree that this is a perfectly acceptable and accurate definition of ‘losing your mind over a song’ and just keep going?
PS: I’m slipping: I almost forgot to try to monetize this post.
It’s been a long week, and it’s only Monday.