Music and flowers – both heavenly delights. Let’s bring the best of both worlds together and supply you with a list of 9 floral tunes. While doing our research we discovered that roses formed the main inspiration for quite a lot of flowery songs.
Sit back, listen and enjoy!
Bon Jovi – Bed of Roses
Bon Jovi’s power ballad from 1993 could not be missing on this list. Although you might not suspect it while listening to the song, Jon Bon Jovi actually wrote this song while suffering from a hangover.
Seal – Kiss from a Rose
Baby, I compare you to a kiss from a rose on the grey
Ooh, the more I get of you, the stranger it feels, yeah
Now that your rose is in bloom
A light hits the gloom on the grey
Fun fact: Seal actually was embarrassed by this song and for a long time refused to play it for his producer. Well, aren’t we glad that he changed his mind?
Post Malone – Sunflower
This is one of the more newer songs in this list of (mostly) golden oldies. Post Malone and Swae Lee created this song for the latest Spider-Man movie.
Poison – Every Rose has its Thorn
Bret Michaels from Poison titled the song Every Rose Has Its Thorn because of the following reason: “there I was, out on the road, getting to play music for a living, which was the rose. But then there was my exotic dancer back in LA, who I was positive would never cheat on me. Or so I thought. That was the thorn.”
Bette Midler – The Rose
Some say love, it is a hunger
An endless aching need
I say love, it is a flower
And you, its only seed
What better way to describe love than by means of a flower? A b(l)ooming applause to Amanda McBroom, the writer of this song.
Rolling Stones – Dandelion
Not only did they write a song called Dandelion, Keith Richards even named his daughter after the flower. After listening to the lyrics, you will soon come to realise that they are not actually singing about the flower…
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds/Kylie Minogue – Where the Wild Roses Grow
Although beautifully sung, the lyrics are quite gruesome – as it is a duet between a murderer and his victim. Nick Cave was inspired by the ballad ‘Down In The Willow Garden’ which is about a man who murders his lover and then dumps her body in the river. The album Murder Ballads features all kinds of songs that tell the story of a murder.
Tom Petty – Wildflowers
You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
Sail away, kill off the hours
You belong somewhere you feel free
Mumford & Sons – Rose of Sharon
From Songfacts.com: The song title is a reference to the Old Testament book, Song of Songs 2:1, in which the writer compares the beauty of his beloved to the rose of Sharon, a flower commonly found in Israel:
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys (NIV).