Friday, February 10, 2006

Bundle Up

Now that it finally actually feels like February and the East Coast is bracing for what isn’t, but feels like, its first winter storm of the season, how about a top 5 list?

Top 5 Cold Weather Songs

Tom Waits, “Cold Cold Ground”
Josh Ritter, “Snow Is Gone”
James Brown, “Cold Sweat”
Joni Mitchell, “Come in From the Cold”
Neil Young, “Winterlong”

Think you’ve got a better list? Lay it on me.


At 11:31 PM, Blogger Mugshot said...

1) Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" ("And if the snow buries my, my neighborhood")

2) Sting - "Hounds of Winter" ("I'm as dark as December, I'm as cold as the man in the moon")

3) Clearlake - "Wonder if the Snow Will Settle"

4) Strength in Numbers - "One Winter's Night" (instrumental; with Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, etc.)

5) XTC (of course) - "Thank You Christmas" ("Thanks for Christmas, thank you for the warmth and friendliness that's snowing down" - this is the most ridiculous, and best, Christmas song ever written.)

At 11:48 PM, Blogger Mugshot said...

And if I had to add a sixth song, it would be Dismemberment Plan's "Spider in the Snow."

At 1:36 AM, Blogger FriedOreo said...

Mugshot and I Know the Boss, those are all great songs. I'd recommend Matt Pond PA's "Winter Songs" EP, which includes a great cover of Neil Young's "Winterlong" and Lindsey Buckingham's "Holiday Road," as well as a wintry, teacher and student-friendly original called "Snow Day."

At 1:52 PM, Blogger Benthoven said...

At the risk of being cliche, I'll toss in Simon and Garfunkel's "Hazy Shade of Winter."

But not the Bangles version...

At 5:56 PM, Blogger Mugshot said...

That's too bad -- the Bangles version is fantastic. The other song I forgot is Johnny Cash's "Springtime in Alaska" (sorry, Benthoven). So my new list is:
1) Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1
2) Sting - Hounds of Winter
3) Clearlake - Wonder if the Snow Will Settle
4) Johnny Cash - Springtime in Alaska
5) Dismemberment Plan - Spider in the Snow
I'm sorry I had to kick out the Bluegrass song and the XTC (the XTC is not a winter song, but a holiday song, so I had to get rid of it to fit the others).


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