20 Best Songs About Clouds

By Nico Gonzalez

Songs about clouds are really cool. The article 20 best songs about clouds will give you a playlist of the top artists to sing about these fluffy things that fly. You may not have realized but there are actually quite a few songs out there that mention clouds in their lyrics. Here are the top 20 songs about clouds.


CLOUDS –   NF

This song is about how clouds are fluffy. It talks about how they can be used to make shapes like doves, and the beauty of them in God’s eyes. Many people have covered this song, but NF’s version is the best. Its lyrics are very catchy and it makes you feel good. This song can really cheer people up, especially on cloudy days. It is perfect for putting on in the car when you are driving to work or school to brighten your day. Some of the lyrics are “Hands up to the sky, let them fall where they may. Put your worries to rest. You can never outrun God.”

Clouds Over California –   DevilDriver

Devildriver - Clouds Over California [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

This song’s lyrics are about how many people want to live in sunny California, but “the clouds over California won’t go away.” The beginning of the song has a very cool guitar riff that ties everything together. This is not one of DevilDriver’s most popular songs, but it definitely deserves more recognition. Its lyrics are dark and depressing, but also very poetic. Many people would probably challenge me on this one, but I feel like it ties with Canes as my favorite DevilDriver song.

Clouds –   One Direction

One Direction - Clouds (Audio)

I know what you are thinking, but no, this isn’t about drugs. Well, maybe it is partially about drugs because the song’s co-writer Jamie Scott used to sell weed on the streets of London. It also talks about how everything in life has its ups and downs, which are like darkness and clouds respectively. One Direction originally wrote the song for their album Four, but it didn’t make the cut. The band came back and rewrote it for their newest album Made in the A.M.. This is an uplifting and positive song about finding your way when you are stuck in a bad situation.

Clouds Up –   Air

Air - Clouds Up (Official Audio)

This is a very chill and relaxing song. It was featured in the movie Garden State, which is one of my all-time favorite movies. Air is a French electronic music duo, and this song is from their album Talkie Walkie. I love how the song starts out with just a keyboard and then builds up to include other instruments. It is the perfect song to listen to when you are trying to relax or fall asleep. Its lyrics are very simple and I can’t understand any of them.

King of the Clouds –   Panic! at the Disco

Panic! At The Disco - King Of The Clouds (Official Audio)

This is one of my favorite Panic! at the Disco songs. It is from their album Death of a Bachelor. The song is about how life can be tough and you have to put on a brave face for the world, but sometimes you just need to go off by yourself and be in your own world. The lyrics are “I’m sick, I’m sore, the world’s at war. I’m just a kid, I shouldn’t have to care.” This is one of my favorite Panic! at the Disco songs because it has a nice balance between being sad and being energetic.

Above The Clouds –   Gang Starr

Gang Starr - Above The Clouds HD

This song’s lyrics are about going to the sky and living up there. The song has a very mellow beat, but has some cool electronic effects. This is one of my favorite songs that Guru rapped over. In the introduction he says “Above the clouds I’m talkin’ higher than most can see me.” Some of Gang Starr’s best songs are about their hometown of Brooklyn. Its lyrics are very poetic and Guru is a lyrical genius.

Runway, Houses, City, Clouds –   Tame Impala

Tame Impala - Runway Houses City Clouds (Official Audio)

This song is about the beauty of nature and how it can make you forget about your problems. It is from their album Innerspeaker. I love the dreamy atmosphere that the song creates. Kevin Parker, who is the lead singer and songwriter of Tame Impala, said that he wrote the song while on LSD. The guitar solo is one of the best I’ve heard in a long time. This song has such an epic, triumphant feel to it; it makes you want to sit back and appreciate life.

Little Fluffy Clouds –   The Orb

The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds (Original Mix) (1990)

The Orb is an electronic music group from England. This song’s lyrics are about looking at pictures of fluffy white clouds and just daydreaming about it as the world falls apart. The beginning of the song sounds like they’re singing through a fan, which makes everything sound more mysterious and dreamy. There is also a sample in the background that sounds like someone saying “welcome to the dreamhouse.” The song is from their album Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld. I love how the song makes you feel like you are floating on a cloud.

Above the Clouds of Pompeii –   Bear’s Den

Bear's Den - Above The Clouds Of Pompeii - CARDINAL SESSIONS

This is another song that features soothing guitar playing. It talks about how the world can be cruel sometimes but there are beautiful things to appreciate as well. The lyrics are “But you know some beauty’s only skin deep, And it’s worth so much more than all of your greed.” This song has a very folky sound to it and the vocals are very soothing. The song is from their album Islands which was released in 2015.

Sunshine and Clouds (and Everything Proud) –   Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Sunshine And Clouds (And Everything Proud)

This song is about how life can be full of ups and downs, but you have to keep going. The lyrics are “And I know it’s hard when you’re feeling down, And the clouds are in your eyes all around.” The song has a very happy and upbeat melody. It is from their album Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Its lyrics are very inspirational.

Gap in the Clouds –   Yellow Days

Yellow Days - Gap In The Clouds

This is a very mellow and sad song. It is about how life can be hard and you can feel lost at times. The lyrics are “And I’m searching for a gap in the clouds, So I can see the sky.” This song has a very soulful and emotional feeling to it. The singer’s voice is beautiful and will definitely help you get lost in this song. Its lyrics are very poetic; it is like reading a short story about sadness. It’s on his album Is Everything Okay in Your World?

Obscured by Clouds –   Pink Floyd

Obscured By Clouds

This song is about the band’s journey to France to film their movie Obscured by Clouds. The song is very mellow and has a psychedelic feeling to it. I love how the song reflects what was going on in their lives at the time. It is from their album Obscured by Clouds. This song is one of my favorites from Pink Floyd, and it’s a great instrumental to listen to when you want something mellow.

Dopamine Clouds Over Craven Cottage –   Stars of the Lid

Dopamine Clouds Over Craven Cottage

This song is made of two twenty-eight minute tracks, so it may take some time for you to get through. It has a very dreamy and spacey feeling to it. I love how the song takes its time with each movement of sound. The music slowly unfolds like turning the pages of an old book or watching new scenery after getting off of a long trip. It is on their album And Their Refinement of the Decline. This song takes you on an adventure and will calm your whole body down.

He Films the Clouds Pt. 2 –   Maybeshewill

He Films the Clouds pt.2 - Maybeshewill

This is another mellow song with a lot of spacey effects. I love how the vocals are very calm and unassuming, but they flow so well with the music. The lyrics are “And he films the clouds to keep them safe.” This song makes me think about someone who loves nature trying to save it from man-made destruction. The song is from their album Fair Youth. Its lyrics are very dreamy and peaceful.

Clouds as Witnesses –   $uicideboy$

$UICIDEBOY$ - CLOUDS AS WITNESSES

This song is about how everyone needs to get their life together and focus on their dreams. The lyrics are “It’s time to make a change, you’ve got the world at your feet.” This song is very upbeat, fun, and has a great chorus that I find myself singing along with. It features some electronic and hip-hop elements. It is on their album I Want to Die in New Orleans. This song has a very festive feel to it, and the chorus will get stuck in your head all day.

Head In The Clouds –   88Rising

joji - Head in the Clouds ☁☁☁ (official music video)

In “Head in the Clouds,” Joji paints a picture of a carefree life filled with parties and luxury. The song’s catchy beat and lush production create an inviting soundscape, making it easy to get lost in Joji’s dreamworld. However, there’s a hint of sadness beneath the surface, as Joji notes that his head is “in the clouds” and he’s “not coming down.” Perhaps he’s yearning for a life that he can never truly have, or maybe he’s simply enjoying the moment while it lasts. Either way, “Head in the Clouds” is a fun and thought-provoking track from one of today’s most exciting artists.

Strange Clouds (feat. Lil Wayne) –   B.o.B

B.o.B: Strange Clouds (feat Lil Wayne) [Official Audio] *HD*

This is a very catchy song with a great beat. It’s about how you can do anything if you are confident in yourself. The lyrics are “There’s nothing that’s not possible, it’s all within your reach/You just got to find your path.” This song has some rap elements to it but the chorus stands out the most. Its lyrics are very fun and have a great rhythm. It’s from his album Strange Clouds.

You, Clouds, Rain –   Heize

[K-LYRIC] HEIZE - You, Clouds, Rain [HAN|ROM|ENG] LYRIC

This is a very beautiful and melodic song. It’s about how the singer longs for her loved one. The lyrics are “You, clouds, rain/Please come back to me.” This song is from her album (You, Clouds, Rain). I love how the song has such longing in it and it’s so easy to get lost in. Its lyrics are very poetic and heartfelt. Some of the best lyrics I have ever heard.

Cloudspotter –   Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters - Cloudspotter (Visualizer)

This song is about how the singer loves nature and wants to protect it. The lyrics are “I’m a cloudspotter, that’s what I am/And I see everything from where I am.” This song is from their album Wasting Light. It has a very mellow feeling to it and is a great song to relax to. Its lyrics are very dreamy and comforting. Some of the best lyrics about nature I have ever heard.

Black Clouds –   Papa Roach

Papa Roach - Black Clouds {Lyrics on screen} HD

This song is about how the singer is struggling with his mental health. The lyrics are “These black clouds, they’re following me/Everywhere I go, they’re always there.” This song is from their album Crooked Teeth. It has a very heavy and dark feeling to it. I love how the lyrics are so raw and honest about how it feels to suffer from mental health problems. Its lyrics are very powerful.

Songs about clouds can be about anything from nature, to mental health, to dreaming of a better life. They can be upbeat or mellow, but they all have a special feeling that is unique to them. I hope that you will take the time to listen to these songs and enjoy the experience. Thank you for reading!