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In Honor of Irene: Songs About Hurricanes (and Storms)

Posted on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments18 Comments

Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the east coast this weekend and I hope all my friends are safe! While I'm in Ohio and not really impacted by Irene, I've still got hurricanes on my mind (remember, I've said before that I am a weather junkie... just like Bret Michaels). I decided to create a top 10 hurricane songs play list just for the occasion (it's a bit of dark humor, no offense here people) and these songs are in no order:

10: Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
09. Like a Hurricane - Roxy Music
08. Riders on the Storm - The Doors
07. Rainy Days and Mondays - The Carpenters (yes, I like the Carpenters. They rule actually)
06. Goodnight Irene - Lead Belly (obviously this song only works for this current hurricane)
05. Ridin' the Storm Out - REO Speedwagon
04. When The Levee Breaks – Led Zeppelin
03. Water's Rising - Lillian Axe
02. Hurricanes and Suns - Tokio Hotel
01. November Rain - Guns n' Roses

So that's my (basically) diverse play list to entertain myself for an hour while I wait for the TV networks to continually refresh and revamp their live hurricane coverage. You've got your metal, your pop, your classic rock and blues. What more do you need?


Reader Comments (18)

Written In The Wind - Winger (hey, had to get my guys in there somewhere) ;)
August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChessie >^..^<
You forgot "The Thunder Rolls" by Garth Brooks! j/k lol

The rock station here in Cincy plays the Doors "Riders" every time it rains. I'm so sick of that song.
August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJT
Here is my list:

10.) "Eye Of The Storm" by Smashed Gladys
9.) "Raging Storm" by W.A.S.P.
8.) "Calm Before The Storm" by Arcade
7.) "Dark And Stormy" by Orion The Hunter
6.) "Ridin' The Storm Out" - REO Speedwagon
5.) "Racing The Wind" by Loudness
4.) "The Storm" by Savatage
3.) "Hurricane In My Heart" by Never-Never
2.) "Calm Before The Storm" by Keel
1.) "Messin' With A Hurricane" by Hurricane
August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterROCK-IT
What, no "Eye of the Hurricane" by Impelliteri? "Hurricane" by Y&T? Same title by King's X? By 30 Seconds to Mars? OK, that last one rocks only slightly harder than the Carpenters, but really, your mix could easily be expanded to a 2-disc set...
August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterM.
I love Tokio Hotel!! But i didn't expect to see them here. But still a great list!!
August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVictoryLane
Interesting topic, Allyson. We just barely dodged the bullet this time down here in Florida.

How about Neil Young's "Like a Hurricane?"

And BTW, you're absolutely right. The Carpenters most certainly do rule!
August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher Long
Hurricane Years by Alice Cooper should be on the list.
August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJim
Good call on the Hurricane song, probably too obvious.
The track that came to mind was "4 feet high and rising" by Johnny Cash
August 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterScott Whitt
'Ride The Storm' by Shotgun Messiah!!!
August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Testing, 1, 2, 3...
August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Let's not forget "Calm Before The Storm", "Ride Like The Wind" and "When The Lightning Strikes" all from Saxon's overlooked masterpiece, 1987's "Destiny" album.
August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
HELLO? The song "Hurricane" by Hurricane! How much more obvious is that?? And they were hair metal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqVNYh7jMeY
August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKen
I really love all of these Allyson except the two I don't & "Ridin' the Storm Out" by REO, just awful.
August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSean
Should be "I don't know" sorry.
August 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSean
Water's Rising was written about Hurricane Katrina, from 2005...
August 29, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkariwater
Priest's Ridin on the Wind, Kiss's Come Hell or High Water, aaaaaaaaaaaand Black Rain, Purple Rain and Raining Blood. By Ozzy, Prince and Slayer. Dark Humor indeed. I LOVE IT!!
August 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
OTSK! Where ya been, kid? Basking on the French Riviera with Mila Kunis?
September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Seriously? No one wrote JETBOY - FEEL THE SHAKE? That song kicks ass!
September 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Sexy Armpit

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