By: Madeleine Porter
Classic Rock songs about Utah are nothing to joke about.
From the beauty of the mountains to songs that touch your heart, these artists were obviously inspired by Utah. Some of these Classic Rock artists are so close to the Beehive state they actually live here.
Utah was home away from home for the Beach Boys. The band frequently visited Lagoon to perform because of the close proximity to California.
Top 5 Classic Rock songs about Utah
5. “Don’t Get So Down On Yourself”– Chris Isaak 1998
Lyrics: “I got the picture, that you finally sent / I read your letter, and I know what you meant / That’s you and me, in Salt Lake City / You sure look pretty”
4. “Friend Of The Devil”– Grateful Dead 1970
Lyrics: “I ran into the Devil, babe/ He loaned me twenty bills/ I spent that night in Utah/ In a cave up in the hills”
3. “Salt Lake City”– Bob Weir 1983
Lyrics: “Salt Lake City, where it’s so easy keeping straight/ Salt Lake City, just really makes Des Moines look second rate”
2. “Palace Of The Brine”– Pixies 1991
Lyrics: “Beneath reflections in the fountain/ The starry sky in Utah mountains/ They are swimming happily/ Can’t you see?”
1. “Salt Lake City”– The Beach Boys 1965
Lyrics: “Down in Utah / The guys and I dig a city called Salt Lake / It’s got the grooviest kids / That’s why we never get tired of Salt Lake”