“We come from the land of the ice and snow from the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.” ~Jimmy Page, Robert Plant
Before my wife and I moved to Misawa, Japan, we were told that it “snows a lot”. Misawa is located in northern Japan near the tip of the main island of Honshu, just below the island of Hokkaido. It is hard to visualize how “snows a lot” actually looks or feels. I was not prepared! We have already received over three feet of snow in 2019 and about a foot of that snow fell in a span of 24 hours! The total snowfall for this winter so far is a little over ten feet. News flash: More snow is coming! So, in celebration of all that snow, if I don’t celebrate I’ll go “snowblind”, I give you my list of ten songs of snow. Granted, most of them use snow as a metaphor for something else, but give them a listen next time you are snowed in!
- “Snowblind” Black Sabbath
- “Snow Blind” Ace Frehley
- “Snow (Hey Oh)” Red Hot Chili Peppers
- “Snowblind” Styx
- “Rider in the Snow” The Cult
- “Snowblind Friend” Steppenwolf
- “Snow in His Hair” Johnny Cash
- “White as Snow” U2
- “Little Bit of Snow” Howard Jones
- “Amid the Falling Snow” Enya
Bonus Must Listen Snow Song (Okay, snow is not in the title, but the first line!)
“Immigrant Song” Led Zeppelin
Also, there is an interesting hip/hop album titled “Snow” by 12 Inches of Snow. The song “Informer” caught my attention.
© 2019 Gregory Vessar