The Osborne Brothers – Rocky Top
Once two strangers climbed ol’ Rocky Top
Lookin’ for a moonshine still
Strangers ain’t come down from Rocky Top
Reckon they never will
I mean, of course.
I had to begin the list with the obvious one. Written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant in 1967, this one not only defines the University of Tennessee but our state in general. In 1982, it officially became one of the state songs of Tennessee.
By the way, don’t forget about the lines that are pretty much about killing federal agents! Now, enjoy many of these different versions: