Mountain Songs

I grew up on the shores of Georgian Bay (Manidoo Gaming), so my heart will always be by the water. But I’ve had the fortune of being among many powerful mountains in my life, and their epic beauty always strikes a fierce buzz within me. Most recently, I was among the Torngat Mountains in northern Labrador, and this month, I’ll be in the Rockies in Banff. When I’m in such a grand landscape, I can’t help but think of a certain soundtrack. There are some great songs that just echo in my head when I see mountains. Here are some of my favourite songs about mountains, and some that remind me of them.

Jane’s Addiction – “Mountain Song”

Kyuss – “Odyssey”

Pink Floyd – “One of these Days”

Mastodon – “Sleeping Giant”

Björk – “Joga”

Black Sabbath – “N.I.B.”

Sigur Rós – Untitled (Vaka)

Loretta Lynn – “High on a Mountain Top”

Meshuggah – “I”

Grateful Dead – “Fire on the Mountain”

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  1. Late X. Paint

    Great playlist! I bought Blood Mountain on a trip to Vancouver, and the first chance I had to listen to it was in a car ride up to Whistler. That was also the first time I had ever seen real mountains up close, so that album – and that song especially – will always be linked in my mind with the North Shore Mountains.



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