Friday, February 27, 2009

20 Sweet: Rainy Day Songs

On a day with today’s forecast, I suggest not even bothering to search for the umbrella; it probably got lost under the futon months ago.

Instead, I propose a lazy Friday.

Stay inside, put on the sweats, listen to these tunes, kindly ask your roommate to bring you some meals, and soak up the rainy day…without getting wet at all.

Enjoy, and remember that your favorite rainy day music suggestions are always welcome!

1. “Two Coins” – Dispatch
2. “Our House” – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
3. “Naked As We Came” – Iron & Wine
4. “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” – Jamie Cullum (Jeff Buckley cover)
5. “The Rain” – k-os
6. “Sea Green, See Blue” – Jaymay
7. “Lay Lady Lay” – Bob Dylan
8. “Those to Come” – The Shins
9. “In the Air Tonight” – Phil Collins
10. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
11. “Don’t Leave the Light On Baby” – Belle & Sebastian
12. “Misread” – Kings of Convenience
13. “Turn Your Lights Down Low” – Bob Marley & The Wailers
14. “Hold You In My Arms” – Ray LaMontagne
15. “Secret Garden” – Bruce Springsteen
16. “Skinny Love” – Bon Iver
17. “The Rain Song” – Led Zeppelin
18. “Lover Lay Down” – Dave Matthews Band
19. “After Hours” – Velvet Underground
20. “Fire and Rain” – James Taylor

Edit: Well, looks like we got lucky and the weatherman was wrong about this whole rain thing! Nonetheless, what beats a Lazy Friday? Take one anyways--these songs work on grey/slightly drizzly days too.