42 Songs About Storms & Thunderstorms (By Genre)
Storms are a natural occurrence around the world. They can be menacing and violent but still, bring out the beauty in their wakes such as rainbows and clear skies. Storms have become muses to musicians who’ve experienced the literal and metaphoric turmoils can bring.
I. Pop Songs About Storms
Pop has a wide variety of sound and energy. Universally storms are bad omens, but pop flips that idea on its head and creates positivity from storms.
1) Rock You Like a Hurricane
2) After The Storm
Storms of change can bring unsettling uncertainty and leave one crippled. In times of turmoil, as Mumford and Son’s put it with strength, “Dismiss your fears Get over the hill and see”.
3) The Bitch is Back
Rihanna’s umbrella remains a pop sensation over a decade later. The storm of a rocky relationship became inspiration for this iconic song.
6) It’s Raining Men
II. Songs About Storms at Sea
Storms scare some to their core for others its inspiration. There are many stories about troubled ships that narrowly made it to their destinations through stormy seas.
1) A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall
2) Riders on the Storm (The Doors)
3) Captain of a Shipwreck
4) Never Let Go Of Me
III. R&B/Love Songs About Storms
Love and R&B often go hand in hand. After a storm or even during one, love is something many drift to.
1) Here Comes the Sun
2) Quiet Storm (Young M.A.)
3) Quiet Storm (Mobb Deep)
4) Ghost Ship
IV. Metal Songs About Storms
Often mistaken for rock metal is an honest and brutal expression of life. Storms are a part of life and are used as metaphors for the sometimes rapid and debilitating parts of life.
1) Suicidal Winds
2) Walker Upon the Wind
3) Bring Down the Rain
4) Black Clouds
A song with few words still conveys the harsh crippling emotions of life.
V. Rap/Hip-Hop Songs About Storms
In the wake of the early 2000’s rap became explosive. Suddenly, the idols of today told the stories of how their life was a hurricane of misery.
1) Weather the Storm
2) Tradin War Stories
3) Run Tha Streetz
4) NY Weather report
5) Riders on the Storm
VI. Rock Songs About Storms
Rock is a genre dedicated to honest commentary. Storms became a frequent metaphor of pain and fighting through lifes hardships.
ACDC’s Thunderstruck is a metaphor for exbracing the life you have, good and the bad.
3) The Rain Song
4) November Rain
VII. Storms and Rain Songs
1) Set Fire to the Rain
An emotional ballad of expression, beauty and pain. The storm of Adelles relationships became the muse to some of the most beautiful songs of the 2010’s.
2) The Hurricane
4) Here Comes the Flood
5) Rain Fall Down
This was the storm that made Alexander Hamilton. A man who shaped the creation , of the legal system of USA and defended the same liberty against the British.
VIII. Songs About Thunderstorms
Kids and animals alike fear them, artists embrace them…Thunderstorms. The Muse of many.
1) Thunder and Lightning
2) Shelter from the Storm
3) She’s Thunderstorms
IX. Songs with “Storm” in the Title
Pop, Rock, Metal, R&B, Alternative…these are songs with storm embedded into their name.