So I don’t know where you are right now and what the weather is like. I hope it’s lovely and Mr. Blue Sky is shining down on you filling your day with sunshine and happiness. But here in CoMo, it’s a miserable, cold, rainy day. I have to say, I hate walking to class with wet shoes (and socks GAH) and having to deal with everything being wet…EVERYTHING. Seriously. All the things are wet.
But as with everything, music tends to make everything a little better. So here’s some songs that I like to queue up while I walk through the icy drops of unwanted condensation. Use it as you slog through the puddles of CoMo today or for a future date. These also go well with driving in the rain. Enjoy! And let me know what some of your favorite rainy day songs are.
1. “Flume” – Bon Iver
Because rain is sleepy and Bon Iver is sleepy so it fits.
2. “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight” – The Postal Service
Because the ticking of the electronic beats sounds like rain drops hitting a windowsill.
3. “England” – The National
Because The National can’t help but be perpetually sad, just like the rain.
4. “The Ghost On the Shore” – Lord Huron
Because listening to Lord Huron makes you want to go on a cold, rainy mountain adventure.
5. “Strawberry Bubblegum” – Justin Timberlake
Because when JT gets low-key, things get serious.
6. “We Are Nowhere, And It’s Now” – Bright Eyes
Because Conor Oberst can be profound in any weather.
7. “Flower” – Eels
Because Eels are way better than anyone thinks they are and the wails echo my soul whenever I see it’s raining outside.
8. “Little Bird” – Lisa Hannigan
Because her voice is about as delicate as a raindrop.
9. “Casimir Pulaski Day” – Sufjan Stevens
Because this is one of the best songs of all time and we all know it.
10. “The Conversation” – Motion City Soundtrack
Because breakups in the rain are a thing.
11. “Light As Air” – Deas Vail
Because there’s always a sunny day in the future.
12. “Grapevine Fires” – Death Cab For Cutie
Because why not have Ben Gibbard on here twice?
13. “Oh No, I Tried” – Right Away, Great Captain!
Because this is the only song I’ve ever heard by him and goshdarnit if it doesn’t fit.
14. “3 A.m.” – Gregory Alan Isakov
Because he’s the singer-songwriter that you’ve always dreamed of and this song is way too dreamy to leave off the list.
15. “Sodom, South Georgia” – Iron & Wine
Because it’s “Sodom, South Georgia.” Duh.
16. “There’s No Leaving Now” – The Tallest Man On Earth
Because piano, unique voices and personal empowerment.