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Chill with the Coolest Rock Songs for Winter

For those who live in cold or seasonal places, you need a good song list to get you through the cold season. We have a playlist for you guys back in winter-land! Sticking more to hard rock songs, hard as frozen ice,  here are the 20 best songs for freezing off in the winter season!

1 - “Winter” by the Rolling Stones ...the best song for the winter season. It's such a sweet song, it masks the horrors of a real winter storm.

2 - By-Tor and the Snow Dog – by Rush, from the LP "Fly by Night"

3 - Dogs in the Midwinter by Jethro Tull, and we can add honorable mention to Tull's “First Snow on Brooklyn” along with “Skating Away on the This Ice of a New Day,” and “Jack Frost & the Hooded Crow.” Ian Anderson did like those winters!

4 - Cold Ethyl by Alice Cooper

5 - Riding the Storm Out – REO Speedwagon, a live arena show favorite.
Ridin' the storm out, waitin' for the thaw outOn a full moon night in the rocky mountain winter.

6 - Outside In: A Winter's Tale by Queen … also White Queen from their 2nd LP.

7Wintertime Love by the Doors.  Jim Morrison & Co. had their chilly side.

8 – December 1963 (Oh What a Night) by the Four Seasons

9 - Quinn the Eskimo – Manfred Mann's Earth Band

10 - Winter Song – Harry Chapin

11 – Winter in the Sun by Donovon

12 – Snowbound by Genesis … a quiet tune from “And Then There Were Three” LP.

13 - My Love is Winter by the Smashing Pumpkins

14 - Snowblind by Black Sabbath

15 - The Thin Ice by Pink Floyd, a cold brick in "The Wall"

16 - Hazy Shade of Winter – Simon & Garfunkle and later by the Bangles If I never hear this sappy song again, I'll be happy. But... it's suitable for our winter song list.

17 - Ice by the Stranglers

18 - The Sound of Winter by Bush

19 - Winter Marches On – Duran Duran

20 - Cold as Ice – Foreigner, a hit that chilled on the radio and equalized "Hot Blooded" from the same band, showing their hot and cold sides.

Honorable mention: "On a Storyteller's Night" by Magnum, a Top-20 prog-rock band from the UK.

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A few years ago I realized that ice, cold, and snow are for the saps –  life is too short for winter.  . I moved to the tropics of Southeast Asia, and love every minute of the sunshine! I look back at those Pittsburgh years with no sun for 47 straight days, below freezing winters, and no regrets for moving

Now track over to “La Isla Bonita” and head south for the winter. Snow is really for the birds. Enjoy the winter songs in the comfort of your home. Just a few more months until winter lets go of its icy cold grip. 

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