Winter is here, that means lots of cold days, and long nights. Lots of snow, and ice, and shoveling. So I thought I would heat things up and give you the Top 10 Classic Rock Winter Songs.
10. Cinderella – Long Cold Winter
This 1988 classic took a turn from their signature big-hair glam style, and just gave us a great blues track.
9. Black Sabath – Snow Blind
Technically this song is about a different kind of “snow”, but the lyrics are great, and the guitars will get you through the cold days ahead.
8. David Lee Roth – 40 Below
With lyrics like “Call me 40 Below, ooh yeah. ‘Cause I’m cold” and upbeat music, this one will keep you rockin’ when the temperature outside is actually 40 below.
7. Rainbow – Snowman
This song always brings back memories of when I was a little girl watching The Snowman on one of our 2 channels. Although it wasn’t this version, hearing this song makes me want to go sledding and come in for a cup of hot cocoa.
6. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – Couldn’t Stand The Weather
Ok, so this song actually has nothing to do with winter, but the title fits, so I’m adding it to this list.
5. Rolling Stones – Winter
Any song that starts out with the lyric “It sure been a hard, hard winter/ My feet been draggin’ ‘cross the ground” is something I can totally relate to.
4. Queen – A Winter’s Tale
No Top 10 list is complete without at least one Queen song.
3. Metallica – Trapped Under Ice
Please be careful out there!
2. The Doors – Wintertime Love
Are there more perfect lyrics to describe the need for someone to snuggle with during the cold part of the year? “ Wintertime winds blow cold the season / Fallen in love, I’m hopin’ to be”
1. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Out In The Cold
Bundle up! You don’t want to be out in the cold!
Did I miss your favorite winter song? Let me know in the comments!