The snow is falling, the roads are slick, and you can’t help but smile. There’s nothing like a fresh blanket of white to make things seem brighter.
So in honor of the winter weather season, we’ve rounded up 20 songs about snow for your listening pleasure. Whether they’re happy or sad tunes, these songs will have you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside!
Top Songs About Snow
“Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” – Dean Martin
This song has become almost synonymous with the holiday season, written by Jule Styne (music) and Sammy Cahn (lyrics). And what’s not to love?
With lyrics like “Cause your kiss is so inviting, And my heart feels like it’s on fire, And when you touch, I can’t get enough, Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow,” who wouldn’t want to sing along? This song is perfect for the holiday party playlist.
“Snow (Hey Oh)” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Even though the song title doesn’t actually include the word “snow,” this is a great song for drifting away on your winter wonderland.
And if that’s not a good enough reason to add it to this list, Anthony Kiedis’ breathy vocals on this track are pretty enticing, to say the least! It’s also the perfect tune to listen to while you’re throwing snowballs at strangers during a snowball fight.
“Snow (Bombs Over Baghdad)” – Outkast
As the title suggests, this song uses snow as a metaphor for bombs falling from the sky. This makes it a great track to play when you’re preparing to go outside and build a snowman. Or blast some powder at your favorite ski resort! Whatever floats your boat.
The song also features some smooth vocals from guest singer Sleepy Brown, who adds to the chill factor. This makes it perfect for jamming on your snowshoes.
“Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” – Andy Williams
This is a great version of the song with easily understandable lyrics for those who aren’t familiar with the original.
And in true Christmas spirit, this one’s all about love and dancing under a full moon with someone you’re totally into. Yup, a round of applause for this one! This tune is perfect for your “crazy in love” playlist this holiday season.
“White Winter Hymnal” – Fleet Foxes
Although they’re not typically known for their winter tunes, Fleet Foxes took a break from folk-rock to create this beautiful song about snow and winter wonderlands.
We recommend playing it when you’re bundled up in front of the fireplace, sipping your favorite hot drink. Then again, it’s just as lovely when you’re hanging out in your backyard throwing snowballs with friends. Its chill factor is definitely off the charts.
“Winter Wonderland” – Red Garland
Although this song isn’t necessarily about the actual snow, it has a “bright white world” vibe. In other words, you’ll be bopping along to this upbeat tune even on the gloomiest winter day. This makes it perfect for your daily commute to work or school when grey skies surround you.
We guarantee it will cheer you up! It’s also worth mentioning that the song is loaded with joy and mischief, so this makes it perfect for playing when you’re trying to tap into your inner child who wants to spend the day building an epic snow fort.
“Let It Snow” – Chance The Rapper
This song is pretty mellow with sweet lyrics like “I miss you in the wintertime/Your spirit’s what I feel inside.” While it’s hardly upbeat, Chance makes up for that with his smooth rap flow.
And hey, at least there are no sub-zero temps to put you in a bad mood. This song’s all about making you feel good and is perfect for cozy winter nights.
“Snow Day” – Stephen Sharer
This song is all about embracing the wintery weather and taking advantage of the school closure with a day filled with fun. We recommend listening to this one when you’re in your car speeding down the highway with the heat on.
Or when you’re in bed dreaming of a snowy night with someone special! This song is perfect for that “let’s get outta here” playlist, perhaps while packing up the car to spend some quality time at your local ski hill.
“Let It Snow” – Mariah Carey
This version of the song was originally written and recorded by Jule Styne (music) and Sammy Cahn (lyrics). However, we’ve included it on this list because of Mimi’s soulful vocals and the additional lyrics she added to the song just because she could.
While there’s nothing like the original, Mimi’s version is pretty great in its own right. This tune is perfect for your holiday playlist, preferably one that has a touch of old-school charm.
“Snowbird” – Ann Murray
This song is all about letting go of troubles and embracing happiness in the winter months. And while it’s not typically known as a holiday tune, it definitely has the spirit of the season!
This one’s great to listen to when you’re warming up by the fireplace or baking cookies with friends. It’s perfect for those festive winter playlists, as well as your “new beginnings” playlist!
“Sleigh Ride” – Leroy Anderson
Leroy Anderson wrote this song in 1948 and has become a Christmas classic. It’s one of those songs that just makes you feel happy, with its upbeat tempo and cheerful lyrics. The song is about a ride on a sleigh, obviously, and the joys that come with it.
“Sleigh Ride” is the perfect song for when you’re in a good mood and want to stay that way! Anyone can sing it, but it sounds best with many voices.
“Let It Snow, Let It Snow” – Frank Sinatra
This piece of music is about a man who wants the snow to keep on coming so as to spend more time with his lover.
The lyrics are beautiful and describe how they feel while together: “the fire is slowly dying/and my dear we’re still goodbying/but as long as you love me so…”
But at the same time, there’s this sense of longing for something that will never happen again because winter ends every year. Here’s what I think makes it unique:
The melody is catchy yet straightforward; it makes me want to sing along every time! And if you’ve ever been in love, then chances are high that this will be your favorite.
“In the Bleak Midwinter” – Gustav Holst
This musical composition is a traditional Christmas carol that Gustav Holst wrote in 1901. It has a haunting melody and lyrics that perfectly describe the winter season.
The song talks about how bleak and dark everything seems during this time of year, but it also has a message of hope for the future.
The song is slow and solemn, making it perfect for listening to while curled up by the fire on a cold winter night.
“Frosty the Snowman” – Ray Conniff
This musical piece is one of the most popular Christmas songs that Steve Nelson and Walter Rollins wrote in 1950. It tells the story of Frosty the snowman, who comes to life one day and has a lot of fun before melting away.
The song is cheerful and upbeat, perfect for getting you into the holiday spirit. And it’s easy to sing along to, which is always a bonus.
“Jingle Bells” – Mel Torme
James Lord Pierpont originally wrote this tune in 1857. It’s about someone who a man on horseback is chasing, and he has to use sleigh bells so his pursuer won’t hear him coming down the street.
The lyrics are straightforward, but they contain some exciting imagery: “Dashing through snow/in a one-horse open sleigh/o’er fields we go laughing all day long…”
We recommend playing it while driving in a car through a snowstorm. It will keep you safe and warm.
“Winter Wonderland” – Ella Fitzgerald
“Winter wonderland” tells us how winter can be cold but beautiful at times with its snowflakes falling all around us; we shouldn’t let our spirits get dampened just because there isn’t much sun outside anymore.
We should embrace this time of year as one filled with wonderment instead of dreading what lies ahead: “In here there’ll always be laughter/And love will never die…”
It’s also effortless to sing along to, so if you’re looking for something fun while driving during this winter season, give this one a try.
“Winter Song” – Sarah Bareilles
“The winter song is a beautiful melody that describes the feeling of being in love and how it’s like winter all around you. The lyrics go: “The snowflakes fall/they blanket everything in white/the sky is bright and cold as ice….”
This song will make anyone feel warm inside, even if they’re not fond of winter weather! So play this track while driving during those chilly months ahead.”
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” – Idina Menzel and Michael Buble
“This music art was written in 1944 by Frank Loesser. The lyrics go: “I really can’t stay/but baby it’s cold outside…” The song is a great tune for anyone who wants to cuddle up next to someone special during those winter months!”
It has such romantic lyrics that tell us how much we love our partners and want them near even when times are tough.”
“Santa Baby” – Eartha Kitt
“Joan Javits, Philip Springer, and Tony Springer wrote this song in 1953. It’s all about how the singer wants everything that Santa can bring her this year, including a yacht, fur coat, and diamond ring.”
It’s a fun and sultry song that will have you feeling sexy and wanting more this holiday season!”
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – Judy Garland
“Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane wrote this piece. The lyrics go: “Have yourself a merry little Christmas/Let your heart be light…” It’s so uplifting. It will make you feel like everything is going to be okay even if times are tough.”
This song is perfect for those times when you’re feeling down and out. It reminds us that Christmas is a time to be merry and that everything will eventually work out. We recommend playing it while driving around in your car during the holiday season.”