Monthly Archives: December 2008

Winter Songs Playlist

So we met on a cold December night for listening and discussing winter songs. A lot of them are sad with winter being used as a metaphor for loneliness, being heartbroken or death. There is little joy in winter amongst musicians it seems.

Anyway, here is the list. Where there is a link you can click on the link and it will take you to a youtube video. Not all of these songs have a video available.

As a reminder, the next meeting is January 20, 2009. I’m looking forward to this one. Your mission is to bring in the five best songs you heard for the first time in 2008. It could be a really good song from an otherwise bad record. It could be a great song from a great record. It could be a song that may not be one of your top 5, but because the album from which it came from is so solid you want to play it. It could be because it’s from a band that you were happy to discover this year. Whatever, just bring it.


Lost and Profound – Winter Raging

Snow Patrol- Shut Your Eyes

David Francey – Skating Rink – cover

The Dodos – Winter

Vince Guaraldi – Linus and Lucy

Vince Guaraldi – Skating

Custom – Skate

Durutti Column – Sketch for Winter

Joni Mitchell – River

Sarah McLachlan – Song for a Winters Night

Tarja Turenen – You Would Have Loved This

Frank Zappa – Don’t Eat Yellow Snow

Kate Bush- Under Ice

Gordon Lightfoot- Song for a Winters Night

Alan Jackson – Winter Wonderland

New Order – Doubts Even Here

Al Stewart – Life in Dark Water

Sufjan Stevens – Sister Winter

Galaxie 500 – Listen the Snow is Falling – the original version by Yoko Ono

Laura Veirs – Snow Camping

Neil Young – Winterlong – pixies cover

National – Mr November