Music Musings: A Stormy Soundtrack for Hurricane Sandy

By  October 29, 2012

BRACE YOURSELF, EAST COASTERS: Hurricane Sandy is rearing her wet, wild, and windy head. If you’re part of the lucky group of people still clinging onto electricity and WiFi, there’s no need to get grey and gloomy yet! Turn your lemons into lemonades — or in this case, turn Frankenstorm’s miserable Monday into a musical. Stock up on water, food, and friends, then serenade Sandy’s trek with the stormiest, rainiest, most thunderous songs that span the sonic spectrum. Take a look at our top 20 picks to set the mood as you wait out the storm.

  1. After the Hurricane | Jazmine Sullivan
  2. Ain’t No Sunshine | Bill Withers
  3. Another Rainy Day in New York City | Chicago
  4. Blowin’ in the Wind | Bob Dylan
  5. Can You Stand the Rain? | New Edition
  6. Don’t Rain on My Parade | Barbara Streisand
  7. Hurricane | 30 Seconds to Mars
  8. It Will Rain | Bruno Mars
  9. It’s Raining Men | The Weather Girls
  10. Like a Hurricane | Neil Young
  11. Only Happy When It Rains | Garbage
  12. Purple Rain | Prince
  13. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head | B.J. Thomas
  14. Rainy Dayz | Mary J. Blige feat. Ja Rule
  15. Rock You Like a Hurricane | Scorpions
  16. Sandy | John Travolta
  17. Set Fire to the Rain | Adele
  18. Storm Coming | Gnarls Barkley
  19. Sunshine | Lupe Fiasco
  20. The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) | Missy Elliott