If finals period isn’t enough of a reminder, winter is here—we’ve traded in the cornucopias, foliage, and the three sisters for inflatable Santas, candy canes, and, well,
snow this sleet-y excuse for snow in Providence. Here are some of our squad’s favorite melodious slow snow jamz for any snowyish-day mood:
Jamz for cuddling: These songs will make you want to snuggle up with a nice cup of tea or hot chocolate, hide under a blanket, and stare out the window as the snow comes down. Curl up under a with a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, snuggle under a blanket, and enjoy watching the snow as it falls down.
- Winter Song — Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson: The “bum bum bum bum, bum bum bum bum bum”s and the bells in this song will definitely put you in the winter mood.
- Not Too Late — Norah Jones: The easiest and the most relaxing of Norah Jones.
- All That I Want — The Weepies: With its jingle bells, it couldn’t be more fitting for a snowy day.
- How Deep Is Your Love — The Bird and The Bee: This cover could be one of the most relaxing songs out there.
- River – Joni Mitchell: Joni Mitchell needs as many awards as tears that have been shed while listening to this song.
- Angel in the Snow – Elliott Smith: Our saint of existentialism <3 <3
- Antarctica – The Weepies: No one is really from Antarctica, silly. You probably mean it in a deep and metaphorical way.
- Snow — Red Hot Chili Peppers: Well, yeah.
- Cocaine Blues — Johnny Cash: Upbeat and fun.
- Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) — Florence + The Machine: Florence is perfect in any weather, but this song works especially well on days on like these.
- Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney: Synth never sounds this festive.
- New Soul — Yael Naïm: It’s a classic.
- Get Behind Me Santa – Sufjan Stevens – How could he possibly rhyme “Santa Claus” with “breaking into people’s garages.” How.
- Saint Simon — The Shins: This song combines mellow and somewhat upbeat elements to create a relaxing and therapeutic song for your enjoyment.
- White Winter Hymnal — Fleet Foxes: There’s no song that screams “winter” quite like this one does. So indulgent. (Any other Fleet Foxes song is also fitting.)
- Troubleman — Electric Guest: It’s long—slow at first, and then more intense toward the end—but it’s oh so relaxing. And jammy.
- Fools Gold — Katie Herzig: Grey’s Anatomy fans may recognize this track.
- Spotlight on Christmas – Rufus Wainwright: This is one of the most upbeat songs I’ve ever heard by Rufus Wainwright, and it’s still in the wallowing category.
- Winter — Joshua Radin: Joshua Radin has the voice of an angel. Also, Scrubs.
- Winter Valley Song – Fountains of Wayne: Little known fact: Fountains of Wayne (other than Stacy’s Mom) is actually a very enjoyable band.
- All I Want For Christmas Is You — Love Actually: This movie is definitively the greatest
- Jingle Bell Rock — Mean Girls: I mean, it’s no Kevin G.
- What’s This — The Nightmare Before Christmas: How am I attracted to him when he’s a claymation skull — we’ll NEVER KNOW.
- Somewhere in Memory — Home Alone 2: Sourced from Gopika Krishna’s ’13 second grade Christmas piano recital.
Outlier Hanukkah songs:
- Can I Interest You In Hanukkah — Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart: Stewart tries to convince Colbert to celebrate Hanukkah, but Jesus and “oil that burned quite slowly” are a little unmatched in emotional epic-ness.
- Candlelight — The Maccabeats: A bunch of Yeshiva (University) boys Hannukah-ize (?) Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” a capella. We flip our latkes in the air sometimes.