Music for a Grey Day: A Weather-Themed Playlist

March 23, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Posted in Me | Leave a comment

Last Saturday I drove & rode shotgun (read: mostly rode shotgun) for a seven hour trip that took us through rain, snow, sleet, and hail. It only seemed appropriate that the music we listened to should reflect our circumstances, so I started working on a playlist to get us through the drive. The theme? Songs About Weather.

To assemble this playlist, I went through my entire iPod to find every single weather-related song I had (*). Some of these songs are, really, a stretch to fit into the theme (e.g. “Cry Me A River” by Justin Timberlake) while others have titles that seem perfect but subject matters entirely unrelated (“Hurricane” by Bob Dylan is the prime example). Nevertheless, I am pretty happy with how this playlist turned out. Check out what I came up with after the jump!

(*) When it played in the car it was alphabetized by song title, but for my own amusement I reordered it here to reflect a progression of weather from wind, to rain, to sunshine.

Music for a Grey Day: Songs about Weather

“Forecast” by Jason Mraz
“Blowin’ in The Wind” by Bob Dylan
“Whistles The Wind” by Flogging Molly
“Whirlwind” by Dispatch
“Hurricane” by Bob Dylan
“Electrical Storm” by U2
“Orange Sky” by Alexi Murdoch (from Garden State soundtrack)
“Real Old Mountain Dew” by Carolina Chocolate Drops
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Johnny Cash
“Stormy Weather” by Etta James
“Stormy” by Diana Ross & The Supremes
“A Little Fall of Rain” from Les Misérables soundtrack
“Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake
“Don’t Rain on My Parade” from Glee soundtrack
“A Thing Called Rain” by Jackie Green
“Here’s that Rainy Day” by Stan Getz
“When it Rains” by Tristan Prettyman
“It’s Raining Men” by Aretha Franklin
“A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” by Bob Dylan
“Shelter from the Storm” by Bob Dylan
“Dry the Rain” by The Beta Band (from High Fidelity soundtrack)
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
“Mr. Blue Sky” by ELO
“Summertime” by Stan Getz
“Doin’ Time” by Sublime (cover of “Summertime”)
“That Lucky Old Sun” by Ray Charles
“Who Loves the Sun” by Velvet Underground (from High Fidelity soundtrack)
“Staring at the Sun” by U2
“You Are My Sunshine” by Ray Charles
“Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves


[ image from Corbis, customized by me ]


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