Are you, like us here at Boyd’s Flowers, updating your musical playlist for the summer? It’s always fun to create a new playlist every time the season changes to help put you in the mood and to enjoy its delights fully. There are just some songs that sound like summer, and we happen to think that some of the best of them are inspired by the world of flowers. Whether its a ballad about a rose or an ode to a sweet Southern bloom, we’ve handpicked the best songs that take their cue from flowers, plants and herbs.
Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Poison. You knew this was coming, right? The epic power ballad rocked 1988 with its rugged anguish. Bret Michael’s lament has us both nodding and singing along, and if you play it now, you’ll be instantly reconnected to those hair band days.
Crimson and Clover, Tommy James & The Shondells. One listen to the fuzzy, slowed-down singing of this cool 60s jam and you’ll be ready for a relaxed barbecue that goes straight into the evening. It may not be the summer of ’68, when this tune was released, but it will certainly feel like it if you soundtrack your night to this.
Feeling sentimental? You need Bette Midler’s The Rose. This song played during the end credits of the film of the same name, and it dominated the airwaves in 1979. It’s a tear-jerking ballad for the ages.
If you don’t know who J.J Cale is, Magnolia is a fine introduction. The yearning in this song will leave you swooning, crooning and wishing this 1972 track was a lot longer than it is.
If you’re a fan of country pop, throw on Miranda Lambert’s Virginia Bluebell. It’s a sweet little song that uses the bluebell—the kind of flower that doesn’t vie for attention—as an extended metaphor for holding your head up and standing out from the crowd.