The entire state of Texas is under a Winter Storm Warning as parts of Austin are covered in up-to seven and a half inches of snow. Until the roads clear up and it’s safe for Longhorns to go out again, here is the ~ definitive ~ Snow-Day Playlist to keep spirits high even though the temp is low!
- “Baby It’s Cold Outside (duet with Michael Bublé)” – Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé
Come on, you knew this one had to be on here. I didn’t make the rules. Between Idina Menzel’s and Michael Bublé’s silky-smooth vocals and the temperature-based lyrics of the song, it demands being on every cold-weather playlist.
Snowiest Lyric: “Baby it’s cold outside.”
- “Sweater Weather” – The Neighbourhood
Is there a better song to play while cuddling with your SO on a cold day? Sweater Weather is super cute and temperature-relevant. Bonus points if you and your partner can get your hands on a set of matching sweaters.
Snowest Lyric: “‘Cause it’s too cold (woah) for you here and now. So let me hold (woah) both your hands in the holes of my sweater.”
3. “Let It Go” – “Frozen” Cast
Idina Menzel is iconic even to be on this playlist twice and I will NOT be accepting criticism on that matter at this time. This is the perfect song to play while you take a scenic walk around the snow-covered streets. P.S.: It is absolutely acceptable (and maybe even encouraged) to imagine your ice-cape blowing dramatically behind you as the song plays.
Snowiest Lyric: “The cold never bothered me anyway.”
4. “Oh Ms Believer ” – Twenty One Pilots
I’ll be honest, this song breaks my heart a little every time I hear it. The emotion is palpable and the lyrics are nothing short of poetic. I highly recommend listening to this one with a box of tissues and a lovely view of the snow to get the full experience.
Snowiest Lyric: “Your twisted mind is like snow on the road.”
5. “The A Team” – Ed Sheeran
Somehow this song just sounds like cold weather. The combination of acoustic guitar, melancholy lyrics and the unique comforting feeling of Ed Sheeran’s voice bring every connotation of the cold, good and bad, to life.
Snowiest Lyric: “It’s too cold outside for angels to fly.”
6. “Ice Ice Baby” – Vanilla Ice
We’ve had some sad songs, now get ready for the exact opposite. Ice Ice Baby is a timeless, upbeat masterpiece that makes everyone want to dance. Just don’t slip on the snow!
Snowiest Lyric: “Ice, ice baby, too cold, too cold.”
7. New Year’s Day – Taylor Swift
So, it’s a little past New Years’ but this song still gives out major “cozy on a cold day” vibes. It’s all about having someone who will go through the hard or just mundane parts of life with you instead of only being there for the highs. If that doesn’t give you the warm and fuzzy feelings to get you through the cold, I don’t know what will.
Snowiest Lyric: “I want your midnights but I’ll be cleaning up bottles with you on New Year’s Day.”
8. Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
Eating pancakes, sleeping in late and staying in for the day? YES PLEASE! “Banana Pancakes” is a fantastic song to listen to while making breakfast, or breakfast for dinner, on a relaxed snow-day.
Snowiest Lyric: “There ain’t no need to go outside.”
9. If the World Was Ending – JP Saxe and Julia Michaels
The cold can stimulate the cuffing season for sure. This song works through feelings of wanting someone who you know isn’t right for you long term. It’s part wish-fulfillment, part love song and all cold-weather vibes.
Snowiest Lyric: “The sky’d be falling and I’d hold you tight.”
10. I’m With You – Avril Lavigne
This song is bursting with nostalgia while still being an intriguing and unique piece of music. The lyrics mix messages of hope, anxiety and feeling left out in the ~ cold ~.
Snowiest Lyric: “It’s a damn cold night. Trying to figure out this life.”