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10 Best Songs About Snow

10 Best Songs About Snow

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.

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So in honor of the winter weather season, we’ve rounded up 10 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!

1. “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.


2. “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.


3. “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.


4. “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.

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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.


5. “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.


6. “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.


7. “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.


8. “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.

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9. “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.


10. “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!