John Denver’s tender tribute to his wife – ‘Annie’s Song’

John Denver

On July 27th, 1974, John Denver started a two-week run at number 1 on the U.S. Singles Chart with ‘Annie’s Song.’ This tune was his second number 1 hit.

John Denver

The love song was written as a tribute to John’s wife, Annie Martell. Legend says it was written by John in 10 minutes while he was on a ski lift.

The performance features John on stage with an orchestra behind him. He strums his acoustic guitar while standing in front of a huge audience.

John Denver

John sways in front of a blue background while singing the loving lyrics, ‘Come, let me love you. Let me give my life to you. Let me drown in your laughter. Let me die in your arms. Let me lay down beside you. Let me always be with you. Come, let me love you. Come love me again.’

The song was featured on John’s 8th album titled ‘Back Home Again.’ It charted in the U.S., and it also hit number 1 in the United Kingdom. It is sometimes referred to as ‘Annie’s Song (You Fill Up My Senses).’

John Denver

John Denver wasn’t only a singer-songwriter; he was an activist and humanitarian. He was one of the best-selling acoustic artists of all time. He is a beloved musician in American folk and pop music history.

John released roughly 300 songs, composing 200 of them himself. He had 33 albums and singles that went Gold and Platinum, selling over 33 million records. His signature songs became ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads,’ and ‘Thank God I’m a Country Boy.’

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