The 10 best songs with tornado lyrics
I was listening to Pandora when I heard a song mention a tornado. That made me think… how many songs mention tornadoes or twisters? Short answer: a lot.
A simple Google query of a popular website for lyrics showed over 500 songs. And it’s likely just a sample of the more well-known tunes. After perusing the results, a selection of the “best” music that mentions a tornado was at hand.
Just keep in mind the 10 (least best) to 1 (very best) rankings are generally quite relative here…
#10: Amanda Marshall – Inside the Tornado
This song proves that to make a top 10 list for best tornado songs, you don’t even have to aspire to an average song. Of course, everything is clear when you’re inside the tornado.
#9: Little Big Town – Tornado
If we’re talking cinematography, this could be a top 5 easily. Alas, we’re not. One thing’s for sure: you can feel it coming. Then when it does, you realize “tornado” must be symbolic. A real foot tapper.
#8: Chris Cagle – Something that Wild
She’s like a storm of wild like horses as they thunder across the Plains, the mighty Mississippi, and a raging tornado in an angry Kansas sky. Sure, why not.
#7: Don McLean – Magdalene Lane
Put the Wizard of Oz in a tune and you’ve got a winner. A Kansas tornado over a rainbow is certainly a grand site.
#6: Chasing Twisters – Delta Rae
I’m not sure this is actually about tornadoes, but Rae does say the Badlands is her cathedral. I mean, really… how storm chaser is that?!
#5: Chris Ledoux – Colorado
A short song with a quick mention of a twister. But I really liked it. Ahh, Colorado. 🙂
#4: Drive by Truckers – Tornadoes
Many of the songs in this post note a tornado in passing. Here, it’s the main focus. You can picture the scene in your mind.
#3: Rodney Atkins – It’s America
One thing about songs with twister mentions: many highlight life across the region where they’re most likely. This song has a small tornado mention but it’s quite spot on in my opinion.
#2: Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
Multiple weather references, supercell video, bad CGI, and an actual music star. One of the few videos with choreography as well. Let’s do this!
#1: Toby Keith – Trailerhood
As someone who rarely listens to country these days, I am still a Toby Keith music fan. Humorous throughout. There’s a high quality mention of a tornado as well!
Also, lol (contains language): Songify This : TORNADO SONG!! – look at the tree
Several comments below and on Twitter have pointed out songs that would have had strong consideration had they been noted in the first search! I’ve added the most named or best fitting in below.
— Matthew James (@mjd4987) November 3, 2015
— Andrea Thompson (@AndreaTWeather) November 3, 2015
— Chris Watts (@cwatts78) November 3, 2015
— Amos Magliocco (@amosmagliocco) November 3, 2015
— Corey Pieper (@Geostrophic) November 3, 2015
Agree? Disagree? Did we miss something? Let us know! Originally posted at 11:30a EST on November 3. Updated at 4:30 EST the same day.