Entertainment Music Warm Up With These 14 Classic Rock Songs About Winter Pull your collar up and stay warm with these rock songs with winter themes Share PINTEREST Email Print Felix Schaube/EyeEm/Getty Images Music Rock Music Top Artists Top Picks Holiday Music Pop Music Alternative Music Classical Music Country Music Folk Music Rap & Hip Hop Rhythm & Blues World Music Punk Music Heavy Metal Jazz Latin Music Oldies Learn More By Dave White Dave White Dave White is a longtime radio DJ and music journalist who covered classic rock for more than four decades. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 03/04/19 Without a doubt, winter can bring about stretches of snowy, overcast skies. While some may equate bad weather with boredom and being stuck indoors, chilly weather is also the perfect excuse to slow down, snuggle up at home, enjoy some "me-time," and put on your favorite record. And what's more fitting on a cold day than listening to songs about winter? From Simon and Garfunkel to Black Sabbath, classic rock bands have put out many songs using snow as a metaphor. So, with a steaming cup of hot chocolate in your hands and a comfy sofa readily available, put on this playlist of classic rock ballads to cozy up to on winter days. 'A Hazy Shade of Winter' - Simon & Garfunkel Columbia Drinking my vodka and limeI look aroundLeaves are brown, nowAnd the sky is a hazy shade of winter Enjoy a winter day like Simon and Garfunkel, with a vodka and lime. Cheers to that fellas. 'A Winter's Tale' - Moody Blues Universal It was only a winter's taleJust another winter's tale A Mike Batt cover, "A Winter's Tale" is from December, an album completely dedicated to songs about winter and the holidays. Listening to the lyrics, it becomes evident that the ballad is about a lost love. A bit of a downer, but hey what else can you expect from a band called Moody Blues. 'A Winter's Tale' - Queen Hollywood Am I dreaming? Am I dreaming? This hauntingly beautiful track was released on the album, Made in Heaven, a few years after Freddie Mercury's death. His voice, full of emotion, seems to ethereally reach out from beyond the great divide — a wonderful conclusion to Mercury's career. Watch the video 'First Snow on Brooklyn' - Jethro Tull Varese Saraband Thin wind stings my face: pull collar upI could murder coffee in a grande cupNo welcome deli; there's no Starbucks here Jethro Tull paints a bleak picture and everyone's worst nightmare: no coffee when you need it most. The British progressive and folk rock band released this song in 2003 as a part of The Jethro Tull Christmas Album. 'Snow Theme' - Journey SBME Import The same band that brought you the iconic rock anthem, "Don't Stop Believin'" also composed this pensive, purely instrumental song for the soundtrack of the Japanese film, Yume, Yume No Ato, also known as Dream, After Dream. 'Snowball' - Devo Warner Bros. My baby took our love / And then she rolled it upRolled it up a hill / Like a ball of snow The new wave, synthpop band released "Snowball" in 1980 as a part of their album, Freedom of Choice. Known for their energetic showmanship with robotic dancing and tongue-in-cheek futuristic themes, their live performance of "Snowball" does not disappoint. 'Snowblind' - Black Sabbath Sanctuary Records Something blowing in my headWinter's ice, it soon will spread It's Black Sabbath, so you can bet that this track isn't literally talking about snow. You guessed it, this tune is dedicated to cocaine, with "snowblind" most likely meaning a cocaine addiction. 'Snowbound' - Donald Fagen Reprise Snowbound / Let's sleep in todayWake me up / When the wolves come out to play Fagen included this jazz-rock song on his 1993 solo album, Kamakiriad. Listening to the lyrics and watching the music video, "Snowbound" tells the science-fiction story of a dystopian city covered in snow and ice. But in this cold world, people still manage to find love. 'Snowbound' - Genesis Rhino / Atlantic Lay your body down upon the midnight snowFeel the cold of winter in your hair Written by the band's guitarist, Mike Rutherford, this track was a part of the English rock band's 1978 album, ... And Then There Were Three ... The album hit number 3 on the UK Album Chart and number 14 on US Billboard 200. Watch the video 'Snowman' - Rainbow PSM Records "Snowman" is Rainbow's cover of "Walking in the Air," the only song in the wordless Academy Award-nominated best animated short in 1982 — The Snowman. Adding a hard rock flair, Rainbow succeeds in making this song their own. 'Under Ice' - Kate Bush EMI There's something moving underUnder the ice moving...It's me Kate Bush's baroque-pop voice combined with a cello ensemble consistently playing ominous notes creates a mythical ambiance in "Under Ice." This dream-like, or perhaps nightmarish, tune can be found in her album, Hounds of Love. 'Winter' - The Cure Rhino / Elektra Now I'm alone below the cold of a painted skyRemembering a love that became a lie "Winter" was an outtake from the original 1979 LP release of Three Imaginary Boys. Thankfully, you can find it in the 2004 reissue by Rhina Records, which includes other outtakes and demos by The Cure. 'Winter' - The Rolling Stones UME And it's sure been a cold, cold winter From their 1973 album Goats Head Soup, The Rolling Stones delivers a seasonal ballad. "Winter" is a genuine piece that features heartfelt vocals by Mick Jagger. 'Wintertime Love' - The Doors Rhino Winter's so cold this yearAnd you are so warmMy wintertime love to be "Wintertime Love" is a part of The Doors' album titled Waiting For The Sun. In 1968, the album reached #1 on the Billboard charts, the only time the band held #1 status.