Our top 20 weather related songs
This Top 20 Weather Related Songs list is in no particular order. These songs were chosen because they resonate with people, and they often convey how weather impacts moods and inspiration. You might feel inspired to make a playlist after reading these songs.
1. Lightning Crashes - Live
This song powerfully explores themes of life, death, and love. It's a song that makes you think about your relationships and destiny. The vocals are melancholy and emotional.
2. Thunder Rolls - Garth Brooks
This song illustrates the darker side of relationships when things are stormy within and without. It makes you feel like you have a ringside seat to the breakup of the narrator's relationship. It encapsulates something many of us have experienced in our lives.
3. Have You Ever Seen The Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival
This song's lyrics explore the contradictions in life. The cyclical nature of things that all bad will end and good will return. The vocals make you want to sing along.
4. November Rain - Guns N' Roses
This song evokes the feeling of a dreary, lonely November downpour. The guitar solo and vocals are iconic and enthralling, as well.
5. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - BJ Thomas
The lyrics and the tune of this song are bouncy and positive. It's a reminder that we can smile through the rain and await the sunshine after the storms.
6. Singin' In The Rain - Gene Kelly
This positive song reminds us that if we find happiness and love within, a little rain doesn't matter. We can keep singing, no matter what.
7. It's Raining Men - The Weather Girls
This song is iconic, campy, and fun. It makes you want to let loose and dance. The song is a good mood elevator.
9. Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwoʻole
Israel's vocals and the instrumental portion come together to make something more significant than the sum of its parts. There is such a beautiful message of hope that we can transcend our woes, as well as to look at life through a positive mindset.
8. Umbrella - Rihanna
The lyrics to this song remind us that we must treasure those we love. Its catchy tune carries a message of devotion and commitment. The storms of life can't wash away what truly matters to us.
10. No Rain - Blind Melon
This song nails the way it feels to work at getting yourself through the day when you're feeling down. There is a message of perseverance in this song.
11. I Can See Clearly (Now The Rain Is Gone) - Jimmy Cliff
This song's lyrics and vocals are enthusiastic and hopeful. It reminds us that there is a brighter day coming after the rains.
12. It Never Rains In Southern California - Albert Hammond
This song's lyrics evoke the feeling of being in the desert, emotionally. There is a yearning for love and connection.
13. You Are My Sunshine - Jimmie Davis/Charles Mitchell
This song was a staple of our childhoods, and may even sing it to our children today.
14. Soak Up The Sun - Sheryl Crow
This song tells a story about making plans to have fun on a summer day with your friends.
15. Walkin' On The Sun - Smash Mouth
The rap verses of this song are energetic and fun to listen to.
16. Steal My Sunshine - Len
The lyrics of this song are a bit unconventional, but it's a fun, poppy tune. It's great to reminisce about summer fun or for a quick pick-me-up.
17. Let It Snow - Sammy Cahn
This song is about all the fun things you can do in the winter, while you watch the snow fall. It can make you feel a bit nostalgic.
18. Winter Wonderland - Richard B. Smith
This song is about enjoying the beauty and stillness of the snow. Michael Bublé did a modern version that may have repopularized this wintery tune.
19. Fire And Rain - James Taylor
This song is an exploration of loss through life and how to move on after grief.
20. Hurricane - Bob Dylan
This song's lyrics push the envelope between a song and a story. It was inspired by the wrongful convictions of two men, Rubin "The Hurricane" Carter, and his friend John Artis. They were imprisoned for nearly 20 years, despite their innocence.