Skip navigation! Story from Music. The dark and dreary days of winter are upon us, when the sun goes into hiding and your softest and warmest pajamas start calling your name and insisting you stay in. The good news is that there are lots of hot releases coming this season to keep your ears warm er, but maybe throw a plush beanie over your AirPods as well. Winter of promises to bring us some amazing new projects from major stars, including Halsey , Dua Lipa, Kesha , Kali Uchis , and many more.
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Without a doubt, winter can bring about stretches of snowy, overcast skies. While some may equate bad weather with boredom and being stuck indoors, chilly weather is also the perfect excuse to slow down, snuggle up at home, enjoy some "me-time," and put on your favorite record. And what's more fitting on a cold day than listening to songs about winter? From Simon and Garfunkel to Black Sabbath , classic rock bands have put out many songs using snow as a metaphor. So, with a steaming cup of hot chocolate in your hands and a comfy sofa readily available, put on this playlist of classic rock ballads to cozy up to on winter days. Drinking my vodka and lime I look around Leaves are brown, now And the sky is a hazy shade of winter.
There are no winter champions as true as the Beach Boys were to summer. Win Butler sounds like he's ready to cry as he trembles through the emotionally devastating ballad that ushers you into the magic of "Funeral," the album that established Arcade Fire as the heroes of a Pitchfork-reading generation. There's a single verse sung three times. It's not officially winter until you start longing for spring. Which brings us to George Harrison and this "Abbey Road" highlight, a wistful acoustic-guitar-driven ballad set at the end of a long cold lonely winter. The relief of not having to go see all those dopey accountants was wonderful, and I walked around the garden with one of Eric's acoustic guitars and wrote "Here Comes the Sun. This reflective acoustic-guitar-driven ballad finds Stevie Nicks pondering aging and the changes that come with it. It's on the verses that she uses winter imagery to tap into the essence of those feelings. In the liner notes to "Crystal Visions," Nicks is quoted saying that she wrote that song in Aspen, "looking out at the Rocky Mountains pondering the avalanche of everything that had come crashing down on us The opening verse finds the singer reflecting on the winters of her youth.
Who says it has to be cold outside to enjoy songs about winter? Here's our list of the best songs about winter, ranked by votes from users like you. Winter is the season for curling up beside a fire and listening to your favorite records. Many musicians have written great songs about the beauty of winter, but others lament the season's cold temperatures and falling snow. The songs below aren't necessarily holiday winter songs, so if you're looking for a Christmas playlist than this list might not be right for you.