Windy days happen throughout the year, whether we’re talking about summer thunderstorms or wind in the winter when it causes whiteout conditions. There are several songs about the wind that capture our mood and feelings, and we’re going to tell you about 21 of the best ones below!
1. Dust In The Wind – Kansas
First on our list of songs about wind is a classic rock song by Kansas called Dust In The Wind, released in 1977. This song is recognizable from the beginning with the guitar solo, and it’s a sad song since it relates life and death to dust in the wind.
The lyrics are melancholy, and the melody makes us have chills from start to finish. When we hear this song, we can feel the wind blowing on our faces as life passes us by. Hope is felt in the song since the lyrics tell us to live each day to the fullest.
2. Summer Breeze – Seals & Crofts
Summer Breeze by Seals & Crofts is one of the most iconic songs about wind released in 1972. It’s a soothing song that makes us feel like we are sitting on the beach with a light wind blowing in our faces. We all know what a summer breeze feels like and the harmonies bring that feeling to life with their light instruments and lyrics.
What makes this song great is that we can put on this song and just reflect on our lives or certain memories in a calming and soothing way. We can’t help but feel happy and at peace when we listen to this song. Even if it’s cold outside, we can feel the warmth internally.
3. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
Released in 1988, Bette Midler’s song Wind Beneath My Wings invokes feelings of gratitude, and it’s a song that relates the people around us as what allows us to fly and soar in life. We are reminded of how important friends and family are when we hear this song.
We feel emotional listening to this song, and it makes us want to call our friends and family and just thank them for being there and looking out for us no matter what.
4. The Wind Blows – All American Rejects
The Wind Blows by All American Rejects was released in 2008, and it’s a song about a relationship’s ending. We can feel the sadness and acceptance in this song as he talks about letting her go because the woman will never be with him, and the relationship won’t work out. It’s a song that makes us feel all kinds of emotions as we realize that sometimes there is no happy ending, no matter how much we want it.
5. Candle In The Wind – Elton John
Next on our list of songs about wind needs no introduction as it’s a classic that has stood the test of time. Candle In The Wind by Elton John was written in 1974 about Marilyn Monroe, though it was also used to pay tribute to Princess Diana.
When we hear this song, we feel sadness since it relates to the difficulties of Hollywood life and how the industry wanted to change Marilyn into someone else. The song talks about her living her life like a candle in the wind, and it captures an emotion deep within our souls, tugging at our heartstrings.
6. Cold Wind Blows – Eminem
Eminem released Cold Wind Blows in 2010, the perfect song to put on when you’re mad about someone leaving you. We can feel the pain and emotion as Eminem relates his emotions and feelings as being as cold as the wind blowing in freezing temperatures. Ice runs through our veins as he releases the anger and frustration about people leaving him.
7. Blowin’ In The Wind – Peter, Paul, and Mary
Peter, Paul, and Mary released Blowin’ In The Wind in 1963, and the song has a mellow vibe that feels magical and makes us feel nostalgic for the past. Social issues plaguing the country are found in the lyrics, and since those issues don’t have any resolution, it’s related to just blowing in the wind.
When we hear the harmony in the vocals and the excellent guitar alongside it, we just close our eyes and sway to the beat. While the issues in the song are significant, we feel nonchalant about them due to the simplicity of the arrangement.
8. Against The Wind – Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band
Against The Wind was released in 1980 by Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band, and it’s a song that talks about a relationship and compares it to be against the wind. The song was about his relationship with a former lover, and he realized the odds had always been stacked against the relationship working out.
When we talk about songs relating to the wind, this song is the perfect example since we all have had friendships or relationships where we knew it wouldn’t work out, and it felt like we were trying to stay upright as the wind pushed us over. The lyrics in the song make us internalize our past and accept that certain events just weren’t meant to be.
9. She’s Like The Wind – Patrick Swayze
Another song on our list that doesn’t need an introduction is the Patrick Swayze hit from 1987: She’s Like The Wind. We can feel the almost non-existent self-esteem he portrays in this song as he talks about someone he wants but feels he isn’t good enough for her.
When we hear this song, we feel empathy for him and sad since the woman is about to be gone just like the wind, and he loses his chance to be with her. This song makes us want to pick up the phone and tell that person how we feel about them before they move on to someone else. It’s a song relatable for anyone who has felt not good enough for the person they yearned for.
10. Wind Of Change – Scorpions
Wind of Change was released in 1991 by Scorpions, and this is one of the more serious songs from the band since it talks about the ending of the Cold War. We can feel the joy as reform comes and change happens throughout the song as it discusses embracing it. The song gives us hope as it goes into the need to embrace the wind of change and how it’ll make the future better.
11. The Wind – Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band released The Wind in 2012, and this country song has to be one of the songs on our list. A love song that relates the wind to feeling in love and how high you feel from being in love. When we hear this song, we feel so joyful because we are reminded of those adrenaline rushes throughout our bodies that we get when we’re in love.
12. Ride The Wild Wind – Queen
We can’t have a list featuring songs about the wind without including the popular 1991 song by Queen called Ride The Wind. This energetic song will make you want to get up and do something new and exciting, or adventurous.
The song lyrics act as a metaphor for life, which delves into the fact that we need to try new things and take risks, especially when we’re young and can do so freely. It makes us feel like teenagers again as we listen to this song since we can remember the carefree nature of our youth. The vocals and instruments in this song are simply full of life and vigor and just make us feel alive.
13. Ride Like The Wind – Christopher Cross
Up next on our compilation is Ride Like the Wind, released in 1979 by Christopher Cross. This song will gently move you just as the light summer wind can move your hair across your face.
This song is carefree and upbeat, telling us to take more chances and just ride like the wind, so it makes us feel adventurous and like trying something new. It makes us want to get into our cars and just drive since the song starts with a man traveling. We also feel like getting off our chairs and just swaying and slowly dancing across the yard.
14. The Wind – Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey’s 1991 hit The Wind is one of the songs that give us a feeling of mourning since the song relates to grief and losing someone. You’ll relate to this song if you’ve felt the sadness and hopelessness of trying to move on after someone dies.
We relate to the difficulty of moving on after the death of a loved one, and her vocals convey those feelings of pain, frustration, and anger. This song strikes various emotional elements, and we can feel her grief in full force throughout The Wind.
15. Watch The Wind Blow By – Tim McGraw
Country superstar Tim McGraw released Watch The Wind Blow By in 2003, and this song is nothing short of relaxing. It makes us feel zen, as if we just meditated for an hour. In the song, he talks about the wind and how the wind is beautiful and relates it to love.
When we listen to this song, we can feel the love he’s talking about, and it’s one of the songs about the wind that can relate the grace and elegance of the wind to how we express our love for one another. We can’t help but feel moved emotionally, realizing the beauty of nature and the wind.
16. The Wind Cries Mary – Jimi Hendrix
The Wind Cries Mary was a 1967 song by Jimi Hendrix that belongs on our ultimate wind list because it’s so groovy we can imagine the wind dancing around just as we dance when we listen to this song.
Lyrically this song is lucid, and it’s a calming song like a soft wind has been moving across our face, making us feel mellow and relaxed. There is stimulation in the song that makes you feel vibrant and like you just want to go out and ride your bike, looking at the beauty of nature.
17. Four Strong Winds – Neil Young
Neil Young’s Four Strong Winds is a cover, but his vocals make this the best version of the song and help convey the feelings and emotions related to letting a relationship go. It’s all about having feelings for someone, but after several attempts to make it work, a realization sets in that it just never will.
When we hear this song, we are sad and reminded about the loss of a past relationship we’ve been in and the attempts to make it work. In the song, he talks about moving in hopes it’ll help him get over the woman, and we relate to feeling like changing scenery could be beneficial in moving on.
18. Wayward Wind – Gogi Grant
Gogi Grant released Wayward Wind in 1956, and it’s a song that deserves to be on our list of songs about the wind. This song’s lyrics are haunting and will leave you feeling emotional as it talks about how we are like the wind and our emotions are just as strong and wild as the wind.
We get chills from head to toe as the song progresses and details empty and lonely landscapes. Relating our emotions to the wind creates feelings of understanding since the wind moves around aimlessly, just like our emotions often do.
19. Summer Wind – Michael Bublé
Next on our list of songs about wind is the 2003 hit by Michael Bublé called Summer Wind. The song tugs at our hearts as he talks about spending the summer with a woman and walking along the beach as the two create beautiful memories together.
There is sadness in the song as he recounts losing the woman to the summer wind, and it’s a song that sums up summer flings perfectly. The soft and soothing voice of Bublé conveys the somber feelings and loneliness he feels as he is reminded he’s alone and without this special woman as the seasons change and pass him by.
20. Master Of The Wind – Manowar
Master Of The Wind was released in 1992 by metal band Manowar, and this song is the perfect song to rock out to if you’re into roleplaying games or just sitting at home and want to headbang. Heavy metal songs such as this one just make us feel energetic and like we’ve just drank multiple energy drinks and want to go out running.
21. Winter Winds – Fotheringay
Released in 1970, Winter Winds by Fotheringay is a song that is so haunting we nearly have nightmares from listening to it. A sense of loneliness in this song makes us want to just start crying.
While the theme may be sad and depressing, the instruments and vocals are amazing and yet melancholy at the same time. We feel like our heart is being ripped out of our chests when this song comes on, and it’s one of the best songs about wind and how the winter winds make us feel depressed.
From the time she was little, Florence loved listening to music and quickly learned how music can make you happy and feel fulfilled. One of her favorite memories is being in the garage with her dad working on classic cars with the local rock station blaring in the background. Ever since Florence was 3, she loved grunge music and spent hours listening to bands such as Alice in Chains, Mad Season, Soul Asylum, and Soundgarden.
She also enjoys classic rock, modern rock, nu metal, alternative rock, and old 90’s R&B. Her love of music grew as she got older, and used music to help her get through tough times in her life. More often than not, you’ll see Florence with earbuds in while she’s writing, cooking, cleaning, and doing other tasks. She also loves to debate music with her friends such as which lead singer is the best vocalist, the most iconic guitar solos in music, and what songs are really the best of the decade.