Roy Rogers SongsWith the understanding that this may very well change as my CD collection grows, here is an alphabetical list of my top 25 Roy Rogers songs. Unsurpassed in tone and talent, I’ll listen to anything he recorded, but these 25 are the ones I turn to over and over. I think one of the reasons I love Roy’s music so much is its positive message, fun sound, and exquisite beauty. He is truly one of the greats.

  • Alive and Kickin’ (Roy’s way of saying thanks to his fans, this song sums up a lifetime of happiness in a few verses.)
  • Along the Navajo Trail (Similar in feel to “Blue Shadows” and every bit as beautiful, this song is definitely one of his best.)
  • Blue Shadows on the Trail (From Disney’s Melody Time, this hauntingly beautiful song is one of my very favorites. Probably in my top 3.)
  • Born to the Saddle (To me, this song is Roy Rogers.)
  • Cool Water (I’ve heard 2 versions of this song; 1 with Roy taking lead vocals, the other with Bob Nolan in the lead. Both are awesome.)
  • Don’t Fence Me In (Not many people love Roy’s music and movies the way I do; but my dad does almost as much and this is one of his favorite songs too.)
  • Dust (First recorded in the 1930’s, when the Dust Bowl was devastating the West, this plaintive melody sends shivers down my spine.)
  • Happy Trails (Roy and Dale’s most famous song; my favorite version is the one on his Tribute)
  • Headin’ for Texas and Home (An upbeat celebration of cowboy life, this song is sure to bring a smile.)
  • Here’s Hopin’ (A prayer, a wish, and good advice all rolled into one, this song is a beautiful melody with beautiful lyrics. Duet with Randy Travis.)
  • Hi Ho Silver (After Trigger, Silver is probably the most famous cowboy horse, and this fun song is all about him.)
  • Hold On Partner (I could listen to this song over and over again – the music video is loads of fun too. Duet with Clint Black.)
  • Hold That Critter Down (Another one of my dad’s favorites, this song is a toe-tapping sing-along.)
  • It’s Home Sweet Home to Me (From Roy and the Sons of the Pioneers early days, this track is both sweet and fun.)
  • King of the Cowboys (Actually a Roy “Dusty” Rogers Jr. song, this one is about who Roy was, how he became the King of the Cowboys, and a tribute to his life.)
  • Lovenworth (A fun song promoting faithfulness and the beauty of family, this song is one of my very favorites.)
  • My Chickashay Gal (This song is on the very first Roy Rogers CD I ever owned and was my first favorite.)
  • Rodeo Road (Seldom do 2 voices fit as well together as Roy’s and Willie Nelson’s do on this great song.)
  • Roll On Texas Moon (A catchy tune and fun lyrics make this one a joy to listen to.)
  • San Fernando Valley (Ditto.)
  • Tennessee Stud (Guaranteed to get both my dad and my little brother singing along, this ballad fits Roy’s heavenly voice like no other.)
  • (There’ll Never Be Another) Pecos Bill (Another Melody Time song, this one is a hit with everyone – even those who aren’t fans of his other songs.)
  • When Payday Rolls Around (It’s hard to sit still listening to this song; I like to play it when I’m exercising.)
  • When the Golden Train Comes Down (With solo parts by several of the Sons of the Pioneers, I can’t help smiling when I listen to this song – especially since you can hear them smiling as they sing.)
  • Yellow Rose of Texas (Roy’s awesome voice does ample justice to this well-known classic.)

 

Are there any other Roy and Sons of the Pioneers fans out there? If so, what are your favorite Roy Rogers songs? Roy Rogers Songs

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