John Denver

Annie's Song

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Singer/songwriter John Denver was an avid skier. While riding in a ski lift in Switzerland, he wrote one of his best-known songs, "Annie's Song." Riding alone, Denver took in the beautiful sights and sounds of the mountainside and combined that with his feelings for his wife, Ann Martell, with whom he'd just reconciled. Produced by Milt Okun, "Annie's Song" sold more than a million copies, staying at number one pop for two weeks and number one adult contemporary for three weeks in the summer of 1974. The song became a wedding song standard and was included on his gold LP Back Home Again, which went to number one pop and yielded the Top Five pop title track single.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Back Home Again 1974 RCA 2:58
Best of John Denver, Vol. 2 1977 RCA
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 1977 RCA 22:58
Zijn Grootste Successen 1988 RCA
Gold Collection 1990 RCA
Wereldsterren 1990 RCA
Seine Größten Erfolge 1990 RCA
Voice of America 1993 PHANTOM SOUND & 2:59
The No. 1 Love Album 1996
Various Artists
Music Club Deluxe 3:00
The Rocky Mountain Collection 1996 RCA 0:00
Reflections: Songs of Love & Life 1996 RCA 3:01
Annie's Song [Laserlight] 1997 Laserlight / Delta Distribution 3:08
Country Roads Collection 1997 RCA 2:58
Love Again: Greatest & Latest 1997 CMC Records 3:06
The Best of John Denver [Madacy] 1998 Madacy 3:08
The Collection [PMF] 1998 Pink Mastertone 3:05
Greatest Country Hits 1998 RCA 2:58
Country Roads: The Very Best of John Denver [Delta Single CD] 1998 Delta Distribution 3:08
Favourites 1998 Import 3:00
The Best of John Denver [Cema] 1998 EMI-Capitol Special Markets / CEMA Special Markets 3:10
Males & Females 1999
Various Artists
Discom Disk / Discom 3:09
Portrait 1999 RCA 3:01
Singers & Songwriters: 1974-1975 [1999] 1999
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:01
Take Me Home: The John Denver Story 2000 RCA 3:01
The Legendary John Denver 2000 BMG International 3:01
Country Roads: Greatest Hits 2000 Delta Distribution / Legend 3:08
VH1 Behind the Music: The John Denver Collection 2000 BMG / RCA / Sony Music Entertainment 3:01
Country Roads: The Very Best of John Denver [Windstar] 2000 BMG 3:01
Best of Rocky Mountain Collection 2000 BMG / BMG International 3:03
The Wedding Planner 2001
Original Soundtrack
Hollywood 3:13
Annie's Song [Music Digital] 2001 Music Digital 3:08
Legends 2001 Camden / BMG International 3:01
Two Different Directions: Greatest Hits and Favorites 2002 Double Platinum 3:01
Singers Songwriters and Legends 2002 Madacy 3:10
Songs from the Heart 2003 BMG Special Products 3:08
The Collection [Empire Music] 2003 Empire Music Group Inc. / Music Club International Records 3:09
The Best of John Denver [Delta] 2003 Delta Distribution / Music Digital
John Denver Collection 2003 Laserlight 3:08
Signature Series: Heart of Country 2004
Various Artists
Reader's Digest Music 3:06
The Essential 2004 Madacy 3:12
Memories of a Country Boy 2004 Laserlight / Delta Distribution 3:06
Videoke 2004 BMG International
Definitive All-Time Greatest Hits 2004 BMG Heritage / RCA 3:00
A Song's Best Friend: The Very Best of John Denver 2004 Rca Heritage / BMG International 3:01
Relaxation [Disky] 2005
Various Artists
Disky
Greatest Hits [Music Digital] 2005 Delta Distribution / Music Digital
Love Songs 2006 Legacy / RCA Legacy 3:02
Greatest Hits [Paradiso] 2006 Paradiso 3:01
Guinness Book of Hit Singles: Ultimate 70's No. 1's 2006
Various Artists
BMG / Sony BMG 2:59
Forever John Denver 2006 Madacy 3:10
16 Biggest Hits 2006 Legacy 3:03
Annie's Song: A Collection of His Finest Recordings 2006 Music Deluxe (UK) 3:09
The Essential John Denver 2007 RCA / Legacy 3:02
Rocky Mountain High/Back Home Again 2008 Legacy / Sony Music Distribution 3:00
Country's Most Beautiful Songs Ever 2008
Various Artists
ABC Music / Warner Music 3:02
Lo Esencial de Las Clásicas de... Universal 92.1 FM 2008
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 2:55
Rock' Mantique 20 2008
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 3:00
Romancing the 70s: Precious and Few 2008
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:01
The Music of John Denver 2009 Legacy / Col / RCA 2:58
The Pop Years: The 70s 2010
Various Artists
Crimson Productions 2:59
Romancing the '70s 2010
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:00
Singers & Songwriters [Time-Life Box Set] 2011
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:01
The Ultimate Collection 2011 Sony Music 3:02
Pure... Love 2011
Various Artists
Sony Music 3:00
The RCA Albums Collection 2012 Legacy / RCA 3:35
Hard to Find 45s On CD, Vol. 13: The Love Album 2012
Various Artists
Eric Records 3:00
Singers & Songwriters: 1974-1975 2012
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 3:01
All-Time Classics 2012
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:59
The Box Set Series 2014 Legacy / RCA 3:03
All of My Memories: The John Denver Collection 2014 Legacy / Sony Music 3:01
100 Hits: The Best Country Album 2018
Various Artists
100 Hits 3:00
'70s Country [Time Life]
Various Aritsts
Time / Life Music 3:00
70's Songs
Various Artists
Crimson / Sony Music 3:02
Country Hits [USM Media]
Various Artists
USM Media 3:02
Country Music of Your Life
Various Artists
Rhino / StarVista / Time Life 3:00
Easy Listening Classics: Time Life's Movie Classics
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:59
Romantically Yours
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:59
The Complete Collection BMG
The Greatest Love Songs of the '70s
Various Artists
Time Life 2:59