The Late Movies: Storm Songs
As the East Coast wades its way out of flooding and other water damage caused by Hurricane Irene, we've collected some of the greatest songs about storms. Consider it your On the Way to Sunnier Days Playlist.
My favorite thing about this song is that you can easily adapt it for winter storms by singing "Thunder snow!"
The original handwritten lyrics of this song, along with a painting by Ted Koehler, were featured on Antiques Roadshow, where they were appraised for between $50,000 and $100,000. The lyrics show a number of crossings out and corrections.
Change in the Weather
John Fogerty re-recorded this song for his latest album, The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again.
Riding the Storm Out
The title track off REO Speedwagon’s third album, this tune got lots of link love on Twitter during this weekend's East Coast storms.
Here Comes the Rain Again
The Eurythmics recorded this song—written by Annie Lenox and David Stewart—in 1983. It has been covered and sampled dozens of times.
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
The Academy Award winner in 1969 for Best Original Song, this tune was featured in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
Rock You Like a Hurricane
This song has been in so many movies and commercials that I can't even list them all. My favorite: Aqua Teen Hunger Force.