Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Music: Winter Songs

Last week was the first Tuesday in which I hosted a music linkup party. I was so excited about those that participated and loved listening to your music selections! This week's theme is winter songs and I'm looking forward to listening to some music from others yet again!

Music definitely carries me through the cold winter months. There is a certain time of year when the furnace kicks in, and you find yourself in the cozy kitchen cooking a hearty soup with some music on the stereo. And some music completely reflects that mood whether or not they truly are about winter or if they're songs that warm you up through their musical phrases and tones. It's funny, too, because I realize that some of the same artists I listen to on these cold, winter nights are the same as what my parents would put on the stereo in that same season. It becomes a nostalgic thing as well. Here is a listen to some of my favorite winter songs as of late.

Hounds of Winter - Sting (specifically this live version which you can find on album as well!)

The Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler always makes his way into these months either in Dire Straits or solo form. Something about his calming voice and effortless guitar licks is comforting.

The Fizzy and the Still - Mark Knopfler

Growing up we always had bluegrass playing in our house-- on the stereo or coming from my father's own guitar. Something about it is warming for the cold winter months.

Paper Airplane - Alison Krauss & Union Station

And one of my most recent favorites in general, and perfect for winter.

January Hymn - The Decemberists

What are your favorite songs to get you through the winter months? Link up below! Be sure to include the direct link for your post and to grab a button to share the fun with others! And don't forget to stop back by next week. Since next Tuesday is Valentine's Day, the music linkup party theme will be favorite love songs-- I've already got some fabulous ones in mind! :)

Row House 14 Music Linkup Party


  1. I love Alison Krauss, her voice is so unique.

    Maybe I'm weird, but I don't think my music selections change much with the seasons! It tends to be based on my mood or because something got stuck in my head.

    Love songs for next week? No problem. :-)

  2. Aaaw...The kids are still asleep, so I can't push "play." =( I will have to visit again later in the day. I'm also looking forward to next week's link up - Love Songs!
    ~ Kim
    from blogging buddies

  3. Super fun! I love trying to match up with your theme. I will give these a listen later when I can sit down and enjoy them! :)

  4. Great fun!

    Stopping by from Blogging Buddies


  5. "winter song" by ingrid michaelsen and sara barielles. so so amazing but makes me wanna cry every time

  6. Great music to bring back to my attention! Thanks, Heidi. (I really like the Wintersong mentioned above too)


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