Flowers have always inspired artists, writers and musicians. Whether they’re providing the subject matter for a painting, a movie, a book, or a song, flowers have helped create some of our most enduring artistic works. Stadium Flowers loves to see the floral landscape explored through art, especially when it comes to music. And given the season, we thought it was the perfect time to bring you a playlist filled with floral-centric tunes, the kind of songs that take a note from the natural world. So cue up your sound dock and enjoy the sweet sweet sounds of summer.
We’re sure going to miss Tom Petty and his Heartbreakers, which is why we’re leading our list with the singer’s Wildflowers, a plucky, pretty ballad about a girl so special she belongs among them. Play this on a relaxed Sunday morning as you prep brunch.
Every Rose Has Its Thorn is one of Poison’s greatest tracks. The epic rock ballad about betrayal and love lost is one of those classic sing-along songs, which makes it the right one to play at the barbecue.
When you hear Patrice Rushen’s Forget Me Nots, you’ll be instantly transported back to the 80s. This smooth song with the funky, disco-era vibe is somewhere between get-up-and-dance and sit-back-and-relax. And if you’ve never seen a forget-me-not flower, look it up: these pretty blue blossoms are definitely hard to forget.
If you want something edgier, try The Doors Hyacinth House and The Pixies Cactus. These two tracks bloom with sound, attitude and a little bit of bluesy angst, in the former’s case.
Having wine with your sweetie around sunset on the back porch? We certainly hope so. And if that’s the case, try Jeff Buckley’s Lilac Wine, a haunting ballad that will enchant you both into dancing barefoot in the grass. Nina Simone’s 1954 take is beautiful, too.
Since flowers and music pair so well together, make sure you have some on hand. Our Farm Fresh mix can sit right next to your speakers.