Lana Del Rey covers 1971 classic 'Take Me Home, Country Roads'

Lana Del Rey covers 1971 classic 'Take Me Home, Country Roads'

Lana Del Rey is putting her spin on a John Denver classic...

Lana Del Rey takes a selfie in the bathroom
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John Denver's 1971 song, 'Take Me Home, Country Roads', is getting the Lana Del Rey treatment in 2023. 

Lana released a piano cover version of the classic on Friday. 

"What a good year got a cover of Country Roads for ya. I think we’ve about covered all of those back roads in the last seven months and it's really been somethin. But there’s so much more to see. And in the meantime. Thank you so much. Also Zach Dawes @zachary_dawes amazing production and recording as always. We love ya buddy," she wrote the once-off single on Instagram. 

The 38-year-old is not the only singer to record a cover of the song. 

'Grease' star Olivia Newton-John released her cover in 1973. It featured on her album, 'Let Me Be There'. 

Lana's fans praised her for exposing an old favourite to a new generation of music lovers.

"This is the type of song that can make you feel homesick while you're sitting at home," one YouTube user commented. 

Another user added: "Take Me Home from John Denver is my favorite song that accompanied me through so many complicated moments! Seeing by surprise."

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John's original song became the unofficial anthem of West Virginia shortly after its release. In 2014, the track was made an official state anthem. 

According to West Virginia Metro News, a law was passed to make the song one of four official state songs. 

Listen to John Denver's version of 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' below:

Lana's new single was released a few days after she covered Elvis Presley's 'Unchained Melodies' for NBC’s 'Christmas at Graceland' special.

She also got to visit Riley Keough and her family. Riley is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley - Elvis' only child. 

Lisa died at the age of 54 earlier this year, reportedly due to weight loss surgery complications.

"I just know you’re gonna have the best time tuning into Christmas at Graceland, there are so many different surprises and performances coming your way – we’ve been running around Memphis and Riley has been kind enough to let the kids run all around the yard. It’s been a blast, watching Phoenix, hold hands with her daughter Tupelo, it feels like nothing short of magic," Lana said before the special aired. 

Alanis Morissette, John Legend, and Post Malone also featured in the special


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