Among the great songs of life, there are a whole crop of tracks inspired by flowers. It seems the floral landscape has provided fodder for earnest crooners and rock gods alike. City Line Florist feels that it’s the perfect moment to craft yourself a summer playlist that is filled with songs that celebrate the natural world; after all, this is the time of year when we’re most enjoying the outdoors. So pop in your earbuds and charge up the sound dock, summer’s soundtrack is here!
If you haven’t ever heard Jeff Buckley’s version of Lilac Wine, now’s the time. This is the sort of passionate, sultry song you’ll want to put on when you’re having cocktails with your sweetie on the back porch, or hosting an evening party that takes place under the moonlight. And give Nina Simone’s 1954 take a listen too while you’re at it.
Speaking of sultry, Patrice Rushen’s 1982 ballad Forget Me Nots honors those humble-yet-arresting blue flowers even as it sends out a funky beat that might make you dance barefoot in the grass.
Empower yourself with Sweet Female Attitude’s Flowers. This is a girl’s night in the making—there’s no question you’ll be dancing with your besties to this.
Miranda Lambert does the same with Virginia Bluebell, a plucky, hopeful tune about making a statement and standing out amid the bigger, more attention-getting flowers.
No floral playlist would be complete without Poison’s Every Rose Has Its Thorn, which is one of those classic singalongs about love gone wrong straight from the 80s. Put this on at the barbecue and everyone will thank you.
Since Tom Petty’s recent passing, we’ve been enjoying his incredible body of work with The Heartbreakers. To that end, we give you Wildflowers, from the album of the same title, about a girl who is so special she belongs among them. Pair with Flowers From The Field, and enjoy the cheerful, wistful days and nights of summer.