The Late Movies: Storm Songs

Erica Palan

As the East Coast wades its way out of flooding and other water damage caused by Hurricane Irene, we've collected some of the greatest songs about storms. Consider it your On the Way to Sunnier Days Playlist.


My favorite thing about this song is that you can easily adapt it for winter storms by singing "Thunder snow!"

Stormy Weather

The original handwritten lyrics of this song, along with a painting by Ted Koehler, were featured on Antiques Roadshow, where they were appraised for between $50,000 and $100,000. The lyrics show a number of crossings out and corrections.

Thunder Rolls

Change in the Weather

John Fogerty re-recorded this song for his latest album, The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again.

Riding the Storm Out

The title track off REO Speedwagon’s third album, this tune got lots of link love on Twitter during this weekend's East Coast storms.

Here Comes the Rain Again

The Eurythmics recorded this song—written by Annie Lenox and David Stewart—in 1983. It has been covered and sampled dozens of times.

Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

The Academy Award winner in 1969 for Best Original Song, this tune was featured in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Rock You Like a Hurricane

This song has been in so many movies and commercials that I can't even list them all. My favorite: Aqua Teen Hunger Force.