When it comes to songs about our state, there's good, bad and Billy Ray.
We all know John Denver and Katharine Lee Bates had a love affair with the purple Rocky-Mountain-high majesties, that Bob Dylan said 'goodbye to Colorado,' and that the country music industry loves us; from Merle, to the Zac Brown Band, Johnny Cash and more.
But, here are ten songs you may not have known gave us a shout out (for better or... really bad).
Meese - Tell Me It's Over
'Kids of the frozen front range...' (hey, that's us!). Unfortunately for Meese, it was over, because they disbanded not long after this song came out. I still enjoy their older stuff though.
Local Natives - Who Knows Who Cares
Probably my favorite on the list.
Remember 3OH!3? They had a big song once...
OK, you probably did know about this one.
Bowling for Soup - Surf Colorado
19 - 19 - 1985 - Oh, this is not that song.
Marina and the Diamonds - Gold
Modest Mouse - Trucker's Atlas
The Velvet Underground - Lonesome Cowboy Bill
It's no 'Sweet Jane,' but we'll take it.
Tech N9ne - Don't Tweet This
Yeah, Boulder, you can have this one...