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10 Best Songs About Flowers

10 Best Songs About Flowers

When it comes to songs about flowers, many songs are about love and relationships. In other cases, the song is about the actual flowers themselves. Whichever way a writer decides to write a song about flowers, there are lots of them. In this article, we will break down some of the best 10 songs about flowers.

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Seal, Kiss From A Rose

Although Seal is now famous for his appearances on the show called The Voice, Seal was originally known for this smash-hit which helped launch his career to the upper stratosphere of fame.

Kiss From A Rose, released in 1995, was Seal’s breakthrough song reaching the number one spot on the charts. This song seems to remind everyone that a rose has thorns and reminds us all of the wonderful love we feel and also love lost.


Bon Jovi, “Bed Of Roses”

Bon Jovi hit it big in the late 1980s becoming one the biggest rock bands in history. After years of straight rock and roll, Bon Jovi came forward with the song Bed Of Roses, which set a separate path for the supergroup.

The song was released in 1993 and became one of Bon Jovi’s most successful tracks. The song reminds the listener of being away from the one that is loved.


Jeff Buckley, “Lilac Wine”

Jeff Buckley is known for his guitar playing and voice of silk. Buckley has a way of touching upon emotions in a great many ways.

In this song, Buckley sings about drinking too much, “Because it brings me back to you”. The song was originally created by James Shelton in 1950. However, Buckley and his voice made the song an even bigger hit.


Ween, “Push The Little Daisies”

Ween came out of the experimental music attitudes of the early 1990s. In 1992, Ween created this original-sounding track.

This song set the group apart from others and the song saw many mainstream successes in their home country of Australia. This song has a punk feel with emotion.

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Nirvana, “Marigold”

Nirvana had a full album of hits coming out in the early 1990s and this song is one of those. Reaching the highest point on almost all charts Nirvana was the super band of the early 90s.

Marigold is a lesser-known track from the band on the B-side of the Heart-Shaped Box album in 1993. The track was originally written by Dave Grohl, Nirvana’s drummer, in 1992.


Poison, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”

Poison busted out on the hair glam rock scene with furry, releasing a slew of rock and roll hits with aggression. However, when the group released Every Rose Has Its Thorn, the group showed another side of their emotions.

The fans loved the result and the song became one of the group’s biggest hits in a power ballad. The power of the lyrics and the backing tracks shined right through the makeup and hairspray to reveal a top hit.


The Foundations, Build Me Up Buttercup

For many decades now this song has been used commercially. The song has been used in movies, commercials, and more. The song is about the little yellow perennial that so many people are familiar with.

This song was first created and recorded in the year 1968 by The Foundations. The vocals on the song deliver the message with meaning and clarity, asking for buttercup to not break his heart.


Elton John, Candle in the Wind

1997 was a heartfelt year for England and America alike. Princess Diana, the Princess of Wales, had died in an avoidable car crash. Elton John felt the need to play this masterpiece in the memory of the princess.

There is no flower named in the title, however, the song is referred to as ‘England’s Rose’ and this makes the song suitable for this list.

The 1997 hit was created in 1973 over the loss of Marilyn Monroe. John adapted the song in the wake of Princess Diana’s death to pay tribute. This song is the highest-selling single ever.

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Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond, “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”

A duet from two of the most famous voices coming out of the 1970s. The back and forth between the two singers leads to much emotion being drawn out in the listener. The lyrics point to love lost and how much love is missed.

The song talks of what used to be in a relationship, but is no longer present. The couple seems to miss the love songs and flowers they used to bring each other. No more.


Al Dubin and Joe Burke, “Tiptoe Through The Tulips”

This song is a bit less serious than the others mentioned on this list. The song was originally written by Al Dubin and his writing partner Joe Burke in the year 1929.

Nick Lucas, a jazz guitarist, released the song and it hit the number one spot on the charts shortly after. This song, because of the tone and content, was featured in the very first Looney Tunes cartoon ever produced.