60 Songs About Weather (Pop, Rap/Hip Hop, Country & More)

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60 Songs About Weather (Pop, Rap/Hip Hop, Country & More)

There are many songs about the weather in all genres of music, and this may be because weather conditions in songs can tell a variety of stories. Diverse weather can represent different emotions in music. Stormy weather often represents sadness, whereas sunny weather may represent happiness.

I. Pop Songs About Weather

In pop songs, the type of weather condition may change; however, even though the weather conditions differ, pop songs usually express an emotion of being carefree or even happy.

1)  Cover Me In Sunshine

Artist: P!nk, Willow Sage Hart
Album: All I Know So Far: Setlist
Year: 2021

“Cover Me In Sunshine” is an uplifting song that aims to send a message to look towards a brighter future. 

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2) Rain On Me

Artist: Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga
Album: Chrimatica
Year: 2020

“Rain On Me” tells a story about how even when you are going through pain, keep going because there are brighter days ahead.

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3) Heat Waves

Artist: Glass Animals
Album: Dreamland
Year: 2020
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4) Thunder

Artist: Jessie J
Album: Alive
Year: 2013
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5) Set Fire to the Rain

Artist: Adele
Album: 21
Year: 2011
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6) Through The Rain

Artist: Mariah Carey
Album: Charmbracelet
Year: 2002
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II. 80s and 90s Songs About Weather

Many songs referenced the weather during the 80s and 90s. Usually, the weather represents sadness, heartbreak, or even loss during both of these ears.

1) November Rain

Artist: Guns N’ Roses
Album: Use Your Illusion I
Year: 1991

“November Rain” is a song that focuses on heartbreak, and the artist is grieving the loss of losing someone they have loved.

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2) I Wish it Would Rain Down

Artist: Phil Collins Feat. Eric Clapton
Album: …But Seriously
Year: 1990
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3) Rain

Artist: Madonna
Album: Erotica
Year: 1992
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4) Purple Rain

Artist: Prince
Album: Purple Rain
Year: 1984
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5) Cruel Summer

Artist: Bananarama
Album: High Life
Year: 1984
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6) Africa

Artist: Toto
Album: Toto IV
Year: 1982
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III. Rap/Hip Hop Songs About Weather

The representation of the weather in Rap and Hip Hop songs varies. The weather represents new beginnings or even endings and different emotions in this genre, including infatuation, love, hate, and more.

1) Sun Come Down

Artist: Chance The Rapper
Album: The Big Day
Year: 2019

“Sun Come Down” represents the artist’s life-ending. In the song, the artist expresses what he wants after he passes.

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2) Hot Girl Summer

Artist: Megan Thee Stallion Feat. Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla Sign
Album: Hot Girl Summer
Year: 2019
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3) Umbrella

Artist: Rihanna Feta. JAY-Z
Album: Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded
Year: 2008
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4) Hot In Herre

Artist: Nelly
Album: Nellyville
Year: 2002
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5) The Rain

Artist: Missy Elliot
Album: Supa Dupa Fly
Year: 1997
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6) Summertime

Artist: DJ Jazzy, The Fresh Prince
Album: Homebase
Year: 1991
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IV. Country Songs About Weather

Different weather conditions are often the focus in country songs. These songs are usually about sunshine, rain, stormy weather, and more. Country songs about the weather can be uplighting or even melancholy.

1) Hurricane

Artist: Luke Combs
Album: This One’s for You
Year: 2017
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“Hurricane” expresses the artist’s feelings of seeing a person he once loved and all the emotions that come along with this experience.

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2) Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset

Artist: Luke Bryan
Album: What Makes You Country
Year: 2017
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3) Perfect Storm

Artist: Brad Paisley
Album: Moonshine in the Trunk
Year: 2014
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4) Bringing Back the Sunshine

Artist: Blake Shelton
Album: Bringing Back the Sunshine
Year: 2014

This love song tells the story of a couple who have previously been separated but have decided to reunite because their love for each other is most important.

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5) Cold Weather

Artist: Zac Brown Band
Album: Pass the Jar: Zac Brown Band and Friends Live from the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta
Year: 2010
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6) Watch the Wind Blow By

Artist: Tim McGraw
Album: Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors
Year: 2002
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V. Rock Songs About Weather

In Rock songs, various weather conditions are used to tell a story. These weather conditions in rock songs represent a wide range of emotions, including longing, lust, anger, and love.

1) Thunder

Artist: Imagine Dragons
Album: Evolve
Year: 2017
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The song “Thunder” expresses wanting to be somewhere else after experiencing a challenging situation.

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2) Sunshine On My Back

Artist: The Nationals
Album: Sunshine On My Back
Year: 2015
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3) Snow

Artist: Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Album: Stadium Arcadium
Year: 2006
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4) Electrical Storm

Artist: U2
Album: The Complete U2
Year: 2004
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5) Thunderstruck

Artist: AC/DC
Album: The Razor Edge
Year: 1990
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6) The Rain Song

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Album: The Song Remains the Same
Year: 1973
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VI. R&B Songs About Weather

Most Rhythm and blues songs about the weather express love and heartbreak. Rain is the most common weather condition focused on in R&B songs, and it usually represents heartbreak.

1) Lightning & Thunder

Artist: Jhené Aiko Feat. John Legend
Album: Chilombo
Year: 2020

“Lightning & Thunder” tells a story about two lovers who have broken up but still have strong feelings for each other.

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2) Rain On Me

Artist: Ashanti
Album: Chapter II
Year: 2005
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3) Thunder

Artist: Chloe x Halle
Album: Sugar Symphony
Year: 2016
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4) It Will Rain

Artist: Bruno Mars
Album: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Year: 2011
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5) Can You Stand The Rain

Artist: Boys II Men
Album: Evolution
Year: 1997
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6) Candy Rain

Artist: Soul For Real
Album: Candy Rain
Year: 1995
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VII. Folk Songs About Weather

Most folk songs about weather focus on wind or storm weather; this usually represents being sad, lonely, and depressed. However, folk songs focus on the sun and other weather conditions, expressing happier emotions.

1) Storm to Weather

Artist: Grace Petrie
Album: Connectivity
Year: 2021

In “Storm to Weather,” the artist expresses how lonely and scared they feel until they are reunited again.

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2) Thunder and Lightning

Artist: Passenger
Album: The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Year: 2017
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3) Child of the Wind

Artist: Bruce Cockburn
Album: Nothing but a Burning Light
Year: 1991
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4) Blow the Wind Southerly

Artist: Kathleen Ferrier
Album: Katleen Ferrier Vol. 8
Year: 1974
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5) Sunshine On My Shoulders

Artist: John Denver
Album: Poems, Prayers & Promises
Year: 1971
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6) Early Morning Rain

Artist: Gordon Lightfoot
Album: Lightfoot!
Year: 1966
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VIII. Fun Songs About Weather

Most fun songs about the weather for kids are usually nursery rhymes or teach kids about the weather. Whereas fun songs about the weather typically represent a funny situation or experience.

1) Rain Rain Go Away

Artist: The Learn Station
Album: Nursery Rhymes With the Learning Station
Year: 2015

You can interpret this nursery rhyme as telling the sad times to go away or simply asking for the rain to stop.

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2) What’s The Weather

Artist: Nancy Kopman
Album: Wonderful You
Year: 2014
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3) Umbrella

Artist: Luarie Berkner
Album: Superhero
Year: 2016
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4) It’s Raining Men

Artist: The Weather Girls
Album: Success
Year: 1983

“It’s Raining Men” is a fun song that celebrates the surplus of men, specifically how women will never run short of men.

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5) When It Rains It Pours

Artist: Luke Combs
Album: This One’s for You
Year: 2017
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6) Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head

Artist: Sacha Distel
Album: Sacha Distel
Year: 1970
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IX. Disney Songs About Weather

Weather is a very popular theme in Disney songs, specifically Disney movies. However, the representation of weather differs in the variety of Disney songs about weather.

1) Days In The Sun

Artist: Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson, Adam Mitchell, Emma Thompson, Clive Rowe
Album: Beauty and the Beast (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Year: 2017
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2) In Summer

Artist: Josh Gad
Album: Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Deluxe Edition)
Year: 2013

“In Summer” is sung by Olaf the snowman in Frozen to express how much he wants to experience summer.

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3) Something About the Sunshine

Artist: Anna Margaret, Sterling Knight
Album: StarStruck (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Year: 2010
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4) The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down

Artist: Disney Studio Chorus
Album: Classic Disney, Volume V: 60 Years of Musical Magic
Year: 1998
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5) Little April Shower

Artist: Mary Moder, Amy Lou Barnes, Sally Mueller, Disney Studio Chorus
Album: Bambi (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Year: 1996
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6) Colors of the Wind

Artist: Judy Kuhn
Album: Pocahontas (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Year: 1995
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X. Songs with the Word Weather in the Title

There are several songs with the word weather in the title. However, each of these songs has a different representation of the meaning of the weather in each of them.

1) Stormy Weather

Artist: Kings Of Leon
Album: When You See Yourself
Year: 2021
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2) Bad Weather

Artist: Blis
Album: Bad Weather
Year: 2019
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3) Short Skirt Weather

Artist: Kane Brown
Album: Experiment
Year: 2018
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4) Whatever the Weather

Artist: Less Than Jake
Album: Sound the Alarm
Year: 2017
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5) Bad Weather

Artist: Kristin Maldonado
Album: L O V E
Year: 2017
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6) Sweater Weather

Artist: The Neighbourhood
Album: I Love You
Year: 2013

“Sweater Weather” is an expression of making the best of an experience that you find yourself in.

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