The storm of the century has landed on the eastern US seaboard, and barrels inland with rain, wind, and (maybe soon) snow. You need a good play list to get you through it. As long as you still have batteries, the music will get you by. Here is the official Top2040 list of top 20 storm songs for Hurricane of this season.
1 - Riding the Storm Out - REO Speedwagon. Topping our list of stormy tunes, nobody said it better than REO (Live version) with this 70s arena anthem. "And the wind outside is frightening ..."
2 - Rock You Like a Hurricane - the Scorpions. A fast metal hurricane tune.
3 - It's Raining Again - Supertramp. A great song by a the band who brought us "Crisis, what crisis?" years earlier.
4 - Help! - the Beatles. We may need rescue (...and if the rain doesn't stop, we will all escape in a Yellow Submarine!)
5 - The Hurricane by Bob Dylan, the ultimate song writer who had a strong opinion about storms, politics, and peace.
6 - Power (Outage) by Kansas. Hope you planned ahead with a generator or lots of batteries.
7 - Left in the Dark written by Jim Steinman (sung by Meatloaf). Two songs about the loss of lights … we wait in the dark for the storm to pass.
8 - Cloudbusting - Kate Bush
9 - Save Me by Queen, from The Game LP which also scored "Another One Bites the Dust" (but we hope no one bites the dust this year!). Be safe.
10 - Come Sail Away by Styx. If all else fails, get on a boat. Find an island and start fresh.
11 - Beastie by Jethro Tull: This hurricane is a beast coming ashore. Heavy Water plays well here, too.
12 - The Bitch is Back by Elton John for Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Sandy's cousin, who were both a cruel b****.
13 - Who'll Stop the Rain by CCR, aka Creedence Clearwater Revival
14 - Umbrella by Rihanna
15 - Riders on the Storm - The Doors
16 - Thunder and Lightning - Thin Lizzy and Phil Collins
17 - The Rain Song - by Led Zeppelin
18 - Standing in the Rain by ELO from the double-lp Out of the Blue album, Electric Light Orchestra's classic seminal spacecraft of unforgettable songs for the decade. Several of them fit perfectly with storms.
19. - Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones "Oh a storm is threatening... if I don't get some shelter, oh yeah I'm gonna fade away."
20 - Here Comes the Flood by Peter Gabriel
Bonus Track: Sandy - the song from the musical Grease rounds out our list of tunes for Hurricane Sandy and the rest of the Hurricanes yet to come. It's a pretty awful song, but then so is the storm.
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So that's the song list to get you through these stormy times. We hope all people make it to safety. Crank the power generator one more time. The storm will pass, but the songs will remain.