Music and flowers both are very beautiful. When you combine the two, you have a song arrangement that blooms and blossoms. Here is my musical bouquet of best songs about flowers. My all time hand picked favorites.
1. Kiss From a Rose – Seal. This musical delight of a song is so very sweet and fragrant. Although touched by a hint of sadness, this song makes me think about the fragile beauty of a rose. It sways gently in the breeze and softly caresses all that feel. This melody grows from the heart of roses to mine. It is one of my floral music favorites.
2. The Rose – Bette Midler. This song is a classic and it always makes me tear up. Never was a more beautiful ode to a rose ever written or sung. Love is indeed very much like a fragile rose. Lovely yet, strong enough to come back winter after freezing winter. Amazing. So is this beautiful song. One of Bette’s best, in my opinion.
3. Every Rose Has It’s Thorn – Poison. Well, roses are a floral song subject favorite and many believe they are the most perfect flower of all. Except for those darn thorns. Here is a song reminding us all about that fact. Thorny beauty and we all know what that means. Enjoy and look out. Ouch. I love this song. Brett Michaels sings it with such passion. He recently won the Apprentice 2010 show and not only Donald Trump was impressed with him, so was most of America. Brett recently recovered from a serious brain hemorrhage and he is lucky to be here with us and we are lucky to still have him. He is super talented and his band Poison is one of my favorite all time rock bands. They will all always live on my memory garden and so will this song. It blossoms forever. A beautiful song pick.
4. Coming Up – Paul McCartney. This song is one of my classic favorites about flowers. “Coming up like a flower” is a memorable lyric from this very popular song. This song has a hot hit history and it will always remind me of…well, flowers. Well done, Paul. A fun and sweet song. It makes me smile.
5. The Garden – Guns N Roses. I just had to add this wicked song to my musical floral arrangement. It is dark and light, happy and sad, very real and it grows into a metal tune flower that takes over. A heavy song that only Guns N Roses fans can appreciate. I do. It trips me out and that is sometimes fun…in the garden. Don’t get lost!
6. Flowers On the Wall – Statler Brothers. Now this is indeed an oldie but, a goodie. A classic Statler Brothers hit and if you have never heard it, you need to. “Count the flowers on the wall” and you may recognize this great tune. It was very popular in it’s day and a memorable musical tribute to flowers. You can’t plant these but, you can listen them forever.
7. Dead Flowers – Miranda Lambert. Well, most every garden has them. Some dead flowers. Death is a part of life and this song tells about that fact. This tune was nominated for a grammy, so you know that it is very special. A country and western musical dead flower tribute. Amen. Wow. Dead flowers never sounded so pretty.
8. Garden Party – Rick Nelson. Well, I just had to include this one. It is time tried and very classic. One of Rick Nelson’s biggest and best hits. This song always reminds me that folks are a lot like flowers. They blossom, they die, they can be beautiful, strange and different. Still, they are certainly worth seeing. For a time.
9. Tip Toe Through the Tulips – Tiny Tim. Now, I am dating myself. Way back. My mom, my sisters and I used to sing this song together and laugh. It is very funny, clever and so strange. Well, it’s Tiny Tim. What did you expect? Never mind. Most of you have never heard of him or this song, but if you want a laugh, listen to it. I always think of tulips when I hear it, that is for sure. And poor strange Tiny Tim. Just kidding. He was very entertaining and well ahead of his time. This song was indeed a big hit in it’s day. Yes, really. Crazy, man. Wow!
10. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore – Neil Diamond & Barbara Streisand. Oh my. Nothing worse than no flowers. If you don’t bring them anymore, well, shame on you. Get smart. Everyone deserves flowers. If you are not bringing them anymore, well, we know that it is all over. Through. Finished. FTD anyone? This song meant it and said it. It was a big hit and it is number ten on my floral music list. Don’t forget it. Bring on the flowers. Always.
These are my best songs about flowers picks. They are sweet, funny, sad and a bit strange. All these songs have one thing in common. They were blooming big hits in their day. Flower on and thanks for reading.