Songs About Clouds | A Music Monday Playlist

  • Oct 16, 2017

Cloudy Mondays

Listening to songs about clouds is one of the best ways to get through a cloudy Monday. Waking up at the start of a new work week is always harder when the sun doesn’t wake up with you. While we know the sun always rises, clouds can block the sun’s light from reaching the earth. What are clouds, really? Let’s go through some basic Nephrology (the science of clouds)

Clouds are aerosol comprising a visible mass of very small liquid droplets, frozen crystals, or particles suspended in the atmosphere. Clouds are formed as a result of saturation of the air when it is cooled to its dew point or when it gains sufficient moisture from an adjacent source to raise the dew point to the ambient temperature.

Let’s talk more about clouds as we listen to our playlist. To listen to our full playlist, please visit Spotify.

10 Songs About Clouds

1. Heavy Cloud No Rain -Sting

When it’s cloudy but not raining, you can consider yourself lucky! This upbeat tune by Sting reminds us that even a cloudy Monday shouldn’t be able to get us down… unless it starts raining. Then it’s OK to take the day!

2. Black Cloud – Morrissey

Then again, it’s normal for moods to be down when black clouds are blocking the sun. Especially if the cloudy or rainy weather is persistent. Without the sun our circadian rhythms get a little messed up and SAD (seasonal affective disorder) can kick in. It’s OK to listen to some tunes that help get those negative feelings out.

3. Clouds – New Politics

While we’ve been focusing on the daytime, clouds can also disrupt a night sky. This song by New Politics reminds us that clouds can obscure the sight of the stars at night.

4. Cloudy – Simon & Garfunkel

A piece of musical poetry, “Cloudy” by Simon & Garfunkel is one of those weather-themed American classics. We agree that on cloudy days our thoughts seemed to be scattered, too.

5. Get Off Of My Cloud – Rolling Stones

May cloudy weather makes you angry. That’s OK! The weather has a profound effect on many people’s emotions. Rock out to this Stones hit from the 60’s and scream “Hey! You! Get off of my cloud!”

6. Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell

What do you see in the clouds? In this classic by Joni Mitchell, she sees angel hair, ice cream castles, and feather canyons before clouds start getting in her way. This is a great song that reminds us that clouds, and life in general, is all about how you look at it. Clouds can be beautiful shapes or just bringers of harsh snow and rain. It’s all about perspective.

7. Cloudbusting – Kate Bush

A lot of the times, clouds and rain can remind us of someone or something in our life. Kate Bush sings about of this in her second single release from her no.1 1985 album Hounds of Love. “Every time it rains/you’re here in my head.” “Cloudbusting” peaked at no.20 in the UK Singles Chart.

8. Morning Dew – Grateful Dead

As we mentioned before, dew point has a lot of influence over clouds forming. For this reason, we had to include “Morning Dew” by the Grateful Dead. The song about the aftermath of an apocalypse is full of amazing Jerry Garcia guitar riffs and really swells and floats away like clouds in the sky.

9. I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff

The best part about clouds is that they eventually go away and show the sun has been there the whole time. That’s why we’ve included this classic from Jimmy Cliff. Hopefully, by the time you’re driving home from work on Monday it’s a bright sunshiny day.

10. My Girl – The Temptations

Remember, no matter how dark and cloudy it gets, there are always people in your life who act as the sun. Although we also included “Cloud Nine” on our Spotify playlist, we decided to highlight “My Girl” by the Temptations in this blog post. You can have sunshine on a cloudy day if you surround yourself with the right people!

Learn Something About Weather

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