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Playlist: Snowy Day Songs

There's no denying that winter is upon us, so we might as well just embrace it by introducing the first BuzzSugar weekly Playlist. Every Monday on the site, I'll be posting a themed Playlist complete with my song picks, and you guys can tell me what songs you'd choose for the occasion.

This week, I've rounded up 12 great Snowy Day Songs, many of them by bands from Iceland, Sweden, and other chilly climes. Some have snowy-day themes to warm you up, while others just sound cool and peaceful. Either way, this list will help get you through the long days of winter. (Most tracks are available through the iTunes store.)

  1. Billie Holiday, “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” A warm and cozy classic.
  2. Low, “Last Snowstorm of the Year.”
  3. Gwen Stefani, “Early Winter.” A breakup song in a weather metaphor.
  4. Matt Pond PA, “Snow Day."
  5. Mum, "Green Grass of Tunnel." The tinkling electronica makes me think of icicles.
  6. Jens Lekman, "The Cold Swedish Winter."
  7. Bjork, "Cetacea."
  8. Del McCoury Band, "Rain & Snow."
  9. Animal Collective, "Winter's Love."
  10. The Fiery Furnaces, "Tropical Iceland."
  11. The Pipettes, "A Winter's Sky."
  12. Sigur Ros, "Svefn-g-englar." This stunning song just sounds like winter.

What songs would be on your snowy day playlist? Tell me below!


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Chihaz Chihaz 10 years
I'd definitely throw in Feist's "Mushaboom"
Fancy04 Fancy04 10 years
Good one purplesugar. ___________________________________ Brad is so hot!
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
Snowstorm is a good one.
purplesugar purplesugar 10 years
I would add "Chasing Cars" by SnowPatrol
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
You should add Song For a Winter's Night by Gordon Lightfoot, sung by Sarah McLachlan sooooo beautiful :love:
code-monkey code-monkey 10 years
Hah, the songs are nice, but I'd prefer real snow! Luckily I'm going back to Michigan for the holidays. To that end, I nominate a fellow Michigander, Sufjan Stevens, and recommend Casimir Pulaski Day (which is March 4th, for those not from around the Great Lakes, when there will still be snow on the ground).
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
My list would be: Death Vessel - "Snow Don't Fall" Robbers on High Street - "Big Winter" Band of Bees - "Lying In The Snow" The Kingsbury Manx - "Snow Angel Dance" Galaxie 500 - "Snowstorm" Mazarin - "NE Winter" Stars - "What The Snowman Learned About Love" Nico - "Winter Song" Bill Ricchini - "A Cold Wind Will Blow Through Your Door" The High Dials - "Winter Ghosts" Neil Young - "Winterlong" The Delgados - "Coming In From the Cold" Kings of Convenience - "Surprise Ice" Margot & the Nuclear So & So's - "On A Freezing Chicago Street"
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
"Svefn-g-englar" is so beautiful that it brings tears to my eyes. When I first bought the album, I put that song on repeat and listened to it over and over and over...
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