Sunday morning music

With Hurricane Irma making landfall in Florida today, what better moment to listen to songs about storms, rain and the like?  There’s an immense selection out there, so I picked just a few of the ones I knew.  Please feel free to link to online versions of others in the Comments section.

Let’s begin with two from Led Zeppelin.  Since Irma is likely to cut power to almost everyone in Florida, I thought it would be appropriate to use an “unplugged” (i.e. acoustic instrument only) version of “The Rain Song”.

Next, Led Zeppelin’s classic hard rock “When the Levee Breaks” (which was certainly appropriate during Hurricane Katrina in 2005!).  In this case, I broke with tradition and went with the all-female Zepparella version.

Creedence Clearwater Revival doubtless speaks for most Floridians as it asks, “Who’ll Stop the Rain?”

Newfoundland group Figgy Duff advise us to “Weather Out the Storm”.

And finally, one of my favorite songs from Blackmore’s Night, “The Storm”, with some superb acoustic guitar work from Ritchie Blackmore.

Stay dry, Florida friends!



  1. Boarded up, tied down, and hunkering down. Fortified with plenty of extra water, canned food, snacks, flashlights, plenty of ammo, generator gas and a chainsaw handy. East central Fla is secure. Rock-n-roll Irma…..

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