Snow-blivion: Top 5 Snow Songs

Unless you’ve been living under a very cold rock this past week, you can’t have failed to notice that the entire country came to a snowy standstill, so to mark the chaos, welcome to our Top 5 Snow Songs. The combination of The Beast From The East and Storm Emma gave us Siberian chills, so we sought out the following songs for your listening pleasure. Find out what made our Top 5 below.

Number 5: Kings of Leon – Velvet Snow

5. Kings of Leon – Velvet Snow, 2004

Back when Kings of Leon still had a bit of personality about them, they featured this number on their Aha Shake Heartbreak album. It might come as a shock to hear something so Rockabilly and wild from a band so overproduced now, but this is from their very best period in our opinion. And not a miserable snow song at all 😉

Number 4: Billie Holiday – I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

4. Billie Holiday – I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, 1937

Another classic tune with a very different, low key Jazzy vibe, this transports us all the way back to the 1930’s. Romance, nostalgia and love set the tone and Billie Holiday is the perfect woman to tell the tale. It’s a heartwarming number for all the lovers out there.

Number 3: Nick Cave – Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow

3. Nick Cave – Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow, 2001

Another classic number from ‘Cave’s back catalogue, old Nick weaves biblical references together with a melancholic piano, eventually building to a decadent, soulful blues-rock number. The video takes the song up another level, adding allusions of drug references into the mix. Another profound song from a master of modern storytelling.

Number 2: Simon & Garfunkel – A Hazy Shade of Winter

2. Simon & Garfunkel – A Hazy Shade of Winter, 1968

In probably one of the best songs of all time, Simon and Garfunkel show the world in an almost unfathomable 2 minutes and 17 seconds exactly how to craft a stellar pop song. Their harmonies are flawless, the guitar chords and drumbeat are compelling and lyrics are almost perfect. Far too addictive for its own good.


Number 1: Laura Marling – Goodbye England (Covered in Snow)

1. Laura Marling – Goodbye England (Covered in Snow), 2010

Number 1 on our Top 5 Snow Songs is by Laura Marling, another underrated British star. Meandering strings, beautiful lyrics and a simple guitar combine to tell the story of the life and death of a relationship. It’s impact on the listener is profound and the vision of a snowy England just so very British. This is modern British folk at its very best.

What would you add to our Top 5 Snow Songs list? Let us know!