20 Best Songs About Snow

Richard Ellison

Snow has many meanings. It can be a sign of the coming winter, or it can signify purity and cleanliness. But snow also means that there is no school for children to attend, which is sometimes seen as a good thing because kids get to play outside in the fresh air. If you’re lucky enough to live in an area where it snows often, then you know how beautiful the world looks when covered with this white stuff.

The following list includes 20 songs about snow-some are happy while others are sad but all make us think of this cold weather phenomenon we love so much!

By the way, if you’re searching for more like songs about snow, check out our articles on songs about christmas, and songs about cold.

Amid the Falling Snow – Enya

Enya - Amid The Falling Snow (Lyric Video) HD Video

Amid the Falling Snow by Enya is a hauntingly beautiful song about the winter season. The lyrics evoke the feeling of snowfall, and the melody is calming and peaceful. If you’re looking for a song to get you in the mood for winter, Amid the Falling Snow is definitely worth a listen. Its lyrics are about winter, but unlike most of the others on this list it has more of a mystical feel; you’ll be transported to another realm with this song.

Coldest Winter – Kanye West

Kanye West-Coldest Winter Lyrics

Kanye West’s song “Coldest Winter” is definitely one of the best songs about snow. The lyrics are incredibly moving and paint a vivid picture of a cold, winter day. The song is from his album “808s and Heartbreak,” which was released in 2008. Its lyrics are about Kanye’s mother passing away, and how it affected has family. Some people have different interpretations of the lyrics, but it seems to be a common theme.

Snow (Hey Oh) – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Snow (Hey Oh) (Official Music Video)

Few songs evoke winter quite like “Snow (Hey Oh)” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Released in 2006 on their album Stadium Arcadium, the track tells the story of a person’s love for snow. The lyrics talk about how beautiful snow is and how it can make everything seem perfect for a moment. The song has been featured on several movie soundtracks, including The Polar Express and Fred Claus. Its lyrics are about how snow turns everything into a peaceful world where everything is silent.

Snowblind –  Styx from the Paradise Theater CD

Snowblind by Styx from the Paradise Theater CD is one of our favorite songs about snow. It’s a great song to listen to while you’re out in the snow, enjoying the winter weather. The lyrics are about a person who is snowblind, and they’re longing for the days when they could see clearly. The song is full of beautiful metaphors about the snow and winter weather. Its lyrics are about how it can be hard to connect with someone when you’re snowblind, and how it’s so much easier to see your loved one in the springtime.

Snowbound – Genesis

Genesis - Snowbound (lyrics)

“Snowbound” is a song by the British rock band Genesis. It was released as a single in November 1970, and later included on the album Trespass. The lyrics were written by Phil Collins, who also sings lead vocals on the track.

The song is about a man who gets lost in the snow and imagines that he is with his loved one. He eventually dies from the cold, but his love remains with him in spirit.

White Queen – Queen from their second album

Queen - White Queen (As It Began) (Official Lyric Video)

Queen’s “White Queen” is one of the most popular songs about snow. Released on their second album, it’s a beautiful ballad with powerful lyrics. The song tells the story of a couple who are torn apart by a blizzard, and it’s a heartbreaking tale of love and loss. If you’re looking for a song that perfectly captures the magic of winter, look no further than Queen’s “White Queen.” Its lyrics are about snow, and its instrumentation is fittingly wintery.

First Snow on Brooklyn – Jethro Tull

First Snow On Brooklyn-Jethro Tull With Lyrics

First Snow on Brooklyn by Jethro Tull is a hauntingly beautiful song about the first snow of the year. The lyrics are evocative and poetic, painting a picture of a bleak but lovely winter landscape. This song is perfect for listening to while curled up by the fire with a hot cup of cocoa. Its lyrics are about the wonder of snow, and the way it can make everything look new. Many people love this song because it manages to capture something about the magical quality of snow that other songs don’t do nearly as well.

White Powder, White Lady – Elton John

Elton John - White Lady White Powder (1980) With Lyrics!

“White Powder, White Lady” is a song about a man’s love for a cocaine addict. The song is about the man’s attempts to save her from her addiction, and his own struggles with addiction. The song is sad and emotional, but it’s also a powerful reminder of the dangers of addiction. Its lyrics are about the man’s desire to help the woman he loves and take care of her and love her and his sadness that she won’t quit.

Snowballed – AC/DC

Snowballed is a song by Australian hard rock band AC/DC. It was released on their album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap in 1976. The track was written by Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott.

The song is about a man who has been cheated on by his woman, and he takes revenge by sleeping with her best friend. “Snowballed” is a euphemism for being cheated on.

Snowblind Friend – Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf - Snow Blind Friend (with lyrics)

Snowblind Friend by Steppenwolf is a great song about the feeling of snow. The song talks about how the narrator is “snowblind” and can’t see anything in front of him. He’s surrounded by white and he’s lost. The song is about how the narrator is feeling overwhelmed by the snow and doesn’t know what to do. It’s a great song to listen to if you’re feeling overwhelmed by winter or if you’re just looking for a good song to listen to while you’re shoveling snow.

Some people like to listen to “Snowblind Friend” while they’re driving through snow, but I wouldn’t recommend doing that unless you’re in the middle of nowhere and you’re sure no one is around.

Terminal Frost – Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd - Terminal Frost

One of the most ethereal and haunting songs about snow is Terminal Frost by Pink Floyd. The song was released on their 1987 album A Momentary Lapse of Reason and is one of the most underrated tracks on the album. It’s a slow, brooding song with lyrics that paint a vivid picture of a snow-covered landscape. The music video for the song is equally atmospheric, and it’s easy to see why this track has become a fan favorite among Pink Floyd fans.

The Snow Goose – progressive rock band: Camel

Camel The Snow Goose Medley Live at BBC The Old Grey Whistle Test 1975 Remastered HD

The Snow Goose is a 1971 progressive rock album by Camel. It was the band’s fourth studio album, and is considered a concept album based on the Paul Gallico novella of the same name. The album tells the story of a goose who is transformed into a snow goose, and its journey to find love.

The album was well-received by music critics, and has been cited as one of Camel’s best albums. It reached number 7 on the UK Albums Chart, and was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry.

Sleigh Ride – the Carpenters

Sleigh Ride is a classic Christmas song, and one of the best songs about snow ever written. The Carpenters’ version is cheerful and upbeat, perfect for getting in the winter spirit. Its lyrics are about a horse-drawn sleigh on a snowy night, through the woods and over the hills. They sing about wintertime adventures and spending time with friends and family. Some people think the song is about Jesus’ birth, as it talks about peace and love.

Soviet Snow – ‘s pop star Shona Laing

Shona Laing - Soviet Snow

“Soviet Snow” by Shona Lang is a haunting ballad about a love affair that goes wrong in the Soviet Union. The lyrics are beautifully written, and the song is a perfect choice for a winter playlist. Some people have compared Lang’s voice to that of the famous singer Adele. Its lyrics are about a love affair between two people whose judgment is clouded by the fact that they are both drunk. The lyrics, “I didn’t want to feel like this/And I don’t know where you end and I begin” allude to the same kind of uncertainty that can happen during a winter storm.

Frosty the Snowman – the Beach Boys

The Beach Boys - Frosty the Snowman (Lyrics)

One of the most iconic winter songs is The Beach Boys’ “Frosty the Snowman.” Released in 1963, the song has become a Christmas classic and tells the story of a snowman who comes to life and dances with the children. Some people have even called it the best Christmas song ever! Its lyrics are about having fun in the snow, and it’s a great song to listen to when you’re outside playing in the cold weather. Many songs about snow are about having fun in the cold weather, like “Snow (Hey Oh)” by The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Cold Rain & Snow – the Grateful Dead

Cold Rain and Snow (2013 Remaster)

There’s something about the Grateful Dead’s song “Cold Rain and Snow” that just makes you feel all warm and cozy inside. The song is about a guy who’s out in the cold, rainy weather, and he’s just hoping for things to get better. The lyrics are really beautiful, and the melody is super-relaxing. If you’re ever feeling down, we recommend giving this song a listen. Some people also call the Grateful Dead’s version of Willie Dixon’s song “Big-Legged Woman” “Cold Rain and Snow,” although it isn’t actually called that in the liner notes.

Chill Factor – The Pretenders

Chill Factor (2007 Remaster)

Chill Factor by the Pretenders is a great song to listen to when you’re feeling cold. It’s about someone who is trying to escape the winter weather by going on vacation, but they can’t get away from the cold. The song is about how the protagonist is feeling frozen inside and out. Its lyrics are about how the character is “down to my last cigarette” and how they are tired of being cold. It’s a great example of what it feels like to be stuck in one place because even when you go on vacation, you can’t escape winter weather.

White as Snow – U2

U2-White as Snow (Lyrics)

When it comes to songs about snow, U2’s White as Snow is definitely one of the classics. Released in 2004 on their album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, the song is about a soldier who is struggling with the reality of war. The lyrics focus on the idea of snow as a metaphor for innocence and purity, contrasted with the darkness and violence of war. Its lyrics are about the snow falling over an orphanage, and the soldier who fears he is responsible for killing children.

White Mountain – Genesis

GENESIS White Mountain (lyrics)

White Mountain by Genesis is one of the best songs about snow. It’s a beautiful song that perfectly captures the magic and wonder of snow. If you’re ever feeling down, listening to White Mountain is sure to lift your spirits. Its lyrics are about a white mountain that is untouched by humans and “is never going to melt.” Some people claim that the inspiration for White Mountain came from a small village in Switzerland.

Let It Snow – Carly Simon

Let It Snow! by Carly Simon

“Let It Snow” is a classic Christmas song that was written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne in 1951. It was first recorded by Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra, and has since been covered by dozens of artists including Carly Simon, Michael Bublé, and the cast of Glee. The song is about two people who are in love and want to be together, but they’re separated by a great distance. They both hope that it will snow so that they can be together. Some people say that the song is about a couple who have been apart for a long time and they’re hoping that snow will help them reunite.