9:30 Coffee Break: Mountains

Mt. McKinley will once again be Denali.
President Obama is renaming Alaska's Mt. McKinley, returning it to its traditional Alaska Native name, Denali. (Al Grillo)

The White House has announced that President Obama is changing the name of North America's highest peak. Mt. McKinley — named after William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States — is returning to its traditional Alaska Native name, Denali. Obama will make a public announcement of the name change today in Anchorage, during his three-day visit to Alaska.

This news got us thinking about mountains and their place in music. It turns out there are a lot of songs out there that mention mountains; sometimes it's right in the title.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention "mountain" or "mountains"? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


Donovan "There is a Mountain"
Loretta Lynn "High on a Mountain Top"
Heartless Bastards "The Mountain"
John Denver "Rocky Mountain High"
Jane's Addiction "Mountain Song"
Led Zeppelin "Misty Mountain Hop"
Marvin Gaye "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"

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