Top 10 Songs of Winter

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This week’s blizzard, Juno, got me thinking about the best snow-related songs out there. Here’s are my top 10 picks (in no particular order). Enjoy and stay warm!

1. Marvin Gaye – “Purple Snowflakes” (1964)

2. Simon and Garfunkel  -“Hazy Shade of Winter” (1966, See below for the Bangles’ more rocking cover)

The Bangles – “Hazy Shade of Winter” (1987)

3. Fleet Foxes – “White Winter Hymnal” (2008, Happens to be my favorite song by them)

4. Bruce Springsteen – “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out” (1975)

5. Elliott Smith – “Angel in the Snow” (Recorded sometime between ’94 and ’97, released posthumously in 2007)

6. Black Sabbath – “Snowblind” (1972)

7. Neil Young “Winterlong” (1977, See below for The Pixies cover)

The Pixies “Winterlong” (2001)

8. The Doors “Wintertime Love” (1968)

9. The Rolling Stones “Winter” (1973)

10. Anne Murray “Snowbird” (1969)

 

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