20 Best Songs About Wind

By Nico Gonzalez

The wind can be a very intriguing subject. There are references to the wind in many songs that people sing and listen to. The following list contains some of the best songs about the wind:


Wind Cries Mary – Jimi Hendrix

This song was written and sung by Jimi Hendrix, an American rock guitarist and singer-songwriter. This song appeared on his third studio album, “Electric Ladyland” in 1968.

Wind of Change – Scorpions

Scorpions - Wind Of Change (Official Music Video)

This song was written by Klaus Meine, an iconic German rock singer. This song is a classic and was written about the imminent collapse of the Soviet Union and Soviet power. It appeared on their ninth studio album in 1991, “Crazy World”.

Rock You Like A Hurricane Scorpions

Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane (Official Video)

Another song written by Klaus Meine, this one appeared on their 1984 studio album “Love At First Sting”. It’s an upbeat hair metal track that is featured to this day in movies, at sporting events and in many other locations worldwide.

Dust In The Wind Kansas

Kansas - Dust in the Wind (Official Video)

This song was written by Kerry Livgren, an influential rock guitarist from the US. He wrote this song after seeing a tornado in May of 1979. This song appeared on their 1977 album “Point Of Know Return”.

Hurricane – Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan - Hurricane (Official Audio)

Written and sung by Bob Dylan, this song is about Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a boxer who was wrongfully imprisoned for murder. This song first appeared on Dylan’s 1976 studio album “Desire”.

Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler

Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings (Official Music Video)

This song was written and sung by Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar. It appeared on the soundtrack of the film “Beaches” in 1988, and has since become a hallmark of love songs everywhere.

Cold Wind Blows Eminem

Eminem - Cold Wind Blows Lyrics

This song was written by Marshall Mathers, better known as Eminem. It appears on his 2002 studio album “The Eminem Show”, and is funky track that features Phresher.

Summer Wind Frank Sinatra

Summer Wind (2008 Remastered)

This song was written by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mayer. It appeared on Frank Sinatra’s 1965 album “September Of My Years”. It’s a soothing, yet classic big band track, recorded at the peak of Sinatra’s career.

The Wind Cat Stevens

The Wind - Cat Stevens

This song was written by Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens. It appeared on his third studio album in 1971, “Teaser and The Firecat”, long before he changed his name to Yusuf Islam and turned to a different life.

Blowin’ In The Wind Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan - Blowin' in the Wind (Official Audio)

Another award winning track from the prolific Dylan, this song appears on his 1963 album “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan”. A song that ponders the meaning of life, Blowin in the wind is perhaps the best example of Dylan’s excellent songwriting ability.

Winter Winds Mumford and Sons

Mumford & Sons "Winter Winds" Directors Cut

This song was written and sung by Mumford and Sons, a modern folk band from the UK. This track appears on their 2011 album “Babel”. This is one of their more popular songs.

Watch The Wind Blow By Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw - Watch The Wind Blow By (Lyrics in Description)

This song was written by Matraca Berg and Deanna Bryant. It appeared on Tim McGraw’s 1994 album “Not A Moment Too Soon”. The lyrics are quite clever, and the song is lighthearted and fun to listen to.

She’s Like The Wind Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze - She's Like The Wind (Official HD Video) ft. Wendy Fraser

This song was written and sung by Frankie Miller, and is about the film “Dirty Dancing”, which was released in 1987. The main character of the movie dances to this tune with Patrick Swayze during a famous scene within it.

Easy Wind The Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead - Easy Wind (Studio Version)

This song was written by Robert Hunter and the late Jerry Garcia. It appeared on the 1970 album “Workingman’s Dead”. This track is catchy, upbeat and very well known within Grateful Dead fans.

Tornado of Souls Megadeth

Megadeth - Tornado of Souls (HD)

This song was written by Dave Mustaine, the band’s legendary frontman. It appeared on their 1990 studio album “Rust In Peace”. This track is one of their heaviest and most famous songs.

Surfing In A Hurricane Jimmy Buffet

Surfing In A Hurricane

Written by Buffet and Mac McAnally, this song appeared on their 1977 studio album “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes”. This track is also one of Buffet’s most popular.

Hurricane Drunk Florence and the Machine

This song was written and sung by Florence Welch. It appeared on their debut album “Lungs” in 2009, and is one of the most well known songs from them out there today.

Storm Coming Gnarls Barkley

"Storm Coming" - Gnarls Barkley

This song was written and sung by Cee Lo Green, who has since helped to launch Portland hip-hop group “N*E*R*D”. It appeared on their second studio album in 2008, “The Odd Couple”.

Riders On The Storm The Doors

The Doors - Riders On The Storm

Written by Jim Morrison and sung by him, this song appears on the 1971 album “L.A. Woman”. It is a well known track that takes you on a wild ride with its dramatic lyrics and music.

American Storm Bob Seger

This song was written by music legends Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar and James “Jim” Peterik. It appeared on Seger’s 2002 studio album “Cherry Street Station”. A catchy song that has some interesting metaphors in there too.