While there are close to two dozen songs about hurricanes, most of them are either about love or break ups. The rest are sort of a mixture of various topics. Only about three of them are actually about hurricanes. The rest use hurricane as a metaphor for something else. I’ve put the hurricane songs about love and break ups on a different list that I will be posting soon. Until then, enjoy these other songs about hurricanes.
“Eye of the Hurricane” by Blue Oyster Cult
This song by Blue Oyster Cult is a little vague but seems to be about God or some sort of force watching over us.
Once it starts, it has to finish, once it rolls, it’s gonna crash
You know it finds its limit, today’s heroes tomorrow’s trash
He never blinks, he never blinks,
he doesn’t care what you think
Cause there’s an eye in my hurricane
There’s an eye in my hurricane
There’s something calm watching in the center of me
Cause there’s an eye to my hurricane
“Eye of the Hurricane” by David Wilcox
While this song talks about a woman riding out a hurricane, the hurricane seems to be more of a metaphor for negative forces in her world.
She wants to run away
But there’s nowhere that she can go
Nowhere the pain won’t come again
But she can hide
Hide in the pouring rain
She rides the eye of the hurricane
“Hello Hurricane” by Switchfoot
Vocalist Jon Foreman told NewReleaseTuesday about this song, which is actually about hurricanes, “This is a subject matter that I speak of with holy reverence. Having grown up on the East Coast I know firsthand of the houses lost, of the dreams turned into nightmares. I take my shoes off and recognize that this is a matter that is dear to our nation, especially of late- with every passing hurricane season.”
You’re not enough
You can’t silence my love
I’ve got doors and windows
All your dead end fury is
You can’t silence my love, my love
“Hurricane” by Panic! at the Disco
A great song that is all about personal empowerment (IMHO).
Hey! Hey! We are a hurricane!
Drop our anchors in the storm.
Hey! They will never be the same,
A fire in a flask to keep us warm.
Cause they know, I know
That they don’t look like me.
Oh, they know, I know
That they don’t sound like me.
“Hurricane” by Grace Jones
Another personal empowerment song. It is only available on Amazon.com. Grace Jones has a surprisingly good voice (I guess I only thought of her as a sometime actor.)
I am woman
I am sun
I can give birth to she
I can give birth to son
And I can be cool
Soft as the breeze,
I’ll be a hurricane
Ripping up trees!
“Hurricane Jane” by Kim Barlow
Although I couldn’t find the lyrics for this song, I included it to this list because it is another song that is actually about a hurricane. In this case, Hurricane Jane. It sounds sort of like a folk song, but is still cute and fun.
“Hurricane Maryanne” by John Kay & Company
This hard rock song is about a woman who sells cocaine and ends up in jail.
Hurricane Maryanne blowin’ up a gale
Blew thru’ Tampa, Miami Beach
Leveled Fort Lauderdale
What’s your game?
What’s your plan?
“Hurricane Years” by Alice Cooper
This song sounds like all of Alice Cooper’s songs: angry hard rock. You either love it (which I do) or hate it.
The wind outside is so damn frightening
But it’s alright, all right
You’re living in the hurricane years
In the hurricane years
“Rock You Like a Hurricane” by The Scorpions
In an interview with SongFacts.com, Scorpions guitarist Rudolf Schenker said: “I think ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ is a perfect Rock anthem, which talks about attitude and sexuality. It’s very important to recognize the tension between the verses and the chorus.”
It’s early morning
The sun comes out
Last night was shaking
And pretty loud
My cat is purring
And scratches my skin
So what is wrong
With another sin
The bitch is hungry
She needs to tell
So give her inches
And feed her well
“Surfing in a Hurricane” by Jimmy Buffett
While I love the sentiment behind this Jimmy Buffett song, I have to caution on actually trying it. Just because it makes a good song doesn’t mean it makes a good idea!
I feel like goin’ surfing in a hurricane
I feel like makin’ love in the pouring rain
I ain’t afraid of dying
I got no need to explain
I feel like going surfing in a hurricane
“Waiting for the Hurricane” by Smokey Miles
This is another song that I couldn’t find the lyrics to, but since it is also about being in a hurricane I decided to add it to the list.