20 Songs About Flowers

There is something about flowers that inspires songwriters. Maybe it’s the beauty of the petals or the delicate way they open up to the sun. This blog post will explore some of the best songs about flowers. 

From soulful ballads to upbeat pop tunes, these songs will make you appreciate the natural world in a whole new way. Let’s get started.

1. “Crimson Clover Tommy James the Shondells” by Tommy James and The Shondells 

Starting off our list is this psychedelic classic from Tommy James and The Shondells. “Crimson Clover” is a trippy ode to the beauty of a lady, with flowers taking center stage. It was released in 1968 for the album of the same name.

2. “Lotus Flower” by Radiohead 

“Lotus Flower” is a 2011 song by Radiohead, off their album The King of Limbs. It’s an electronic-infused track that features frontman Thom Yorke dancing around a studio in what has become one of the band’s most iconic music videos with over 67 million views.

3. “For The Roses” by Joni Mitchell 

The next song is a bit of a change of pace. “For The Roses” is a 1971 folk tune by Joni Mitchell, off her album of the same name. It’s a haunting ballad that reflects on the fleeting nature of youth and beauty. Joni Mitchell is a Canadian singer who suffered a brain aneurysm in 2015.

4. “Scarborough Fair” by Simon and Garfunkel 

“Scarborough Fair” is a 1966 folk song by Simon and Garfunkel. It’s a cover of an English ballad dating back to the 16th century.

The lyrics tell the story of the things you can find in a marketplace. This song is a part of their album “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme”.

5. “Kiss From A Rose” by Seal 

Another song about flowers is “Kiss From A Rose” by Seal. It was released in 1991 and it’s one of the covers of the original song written way back in 1987. It is also one of the tracks under his debut album named after him.

6. “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” by Pete Seeger 

“Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” is a folk song written by Pete Seeger in 1955. The song is about the cycle of life during World War 2. It’s a sad but beautiful tune about the impermanence of life. You can stream it on all major music platforms.

7. “Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeran 

This song is about the loss of a mother. “Supermarket Flowers” is a 2016 song by Ed Sheeran, off his album “÷”. It’s a heart-wrenching ballad with piano and strings.

The lyrics are about how we all have to say goodbye to our loved ones eventually. It became a global hit with over 60 million views on Youtube.

8. “Dead Flowers” by The Rolling Stones 

“Dead Flowers” is a 1971 song by The Rolling Stones. It’s from their album “Sticky Fingers”. The song is about a man who is down on his luck and living in the city.

It has been covered by many famous artists over the years like Guns ‘n Roses and Wilco. This can still be streamed on all music platforms.

9. “The Rain, The Park, and Other Things” by The Cowsills 

The Cowsills were a family band consisting of 6 brothers and sisters. “The Rain, The Park, and Other Things” is their 1967 debut single.

It’s a psychedelic pop song with a catchy chorus. The lyrics are about being mesmerized by someone that you see flowers all around her.

10. “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by Poison 

Next, we have “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by Poison. It was released in 1988 and it’s one of their most well-known songs. It’s a power ballad about a relationship that didn’t work out. The lyrics talk about how every rose has its thorn and how love can be painful.

11. “Bed Of Roses” by Bon Jovi 

“Bed Of Roses” is a hit song released in 1992 by Bon Jovi. It’s from their album “Keep The Faith”. The song is about being in love and doing everything for that person no matter how painful it gets. It is still widely streamed to date with almost 300 million Youtube views.

12. “Fading Like a Flower” by Roxette 

Roxette’s “Fading Like a Flower” is a 1991 pop song about heartbreak. It’s from the duo’s album “Joyride”. The lyrics talk about how love fades away like a flower over time.

Even though the relationship is over, the person still remembers all the good times they had together. It became top of the charts at one point, making it their best song released.

13. “Run For The Roses” by Dan Fogelberg 

“Run For The Roses” is a 1981 song by Dan Fogelberg. It’s from his album “The Innocent Age”. The lyrics are about how life is like a horse race.

We all start out running for the roses, but not everyone makes it to the end. The song has been covered by many artists over the years.

14. “Sunflower” by Post Malone, Swae Lee 

The next song is a more modern one. “Sunflower” is a 2018 hip-hop song by Post Malone and Swae Lee. It’s from the soundtrack of the movie “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”.

The lyrics are about how we all need someone to lean on, just like sunflowers need the sun. It’s a feel-good song that has been streamed over 2 billion times on Spotify.

15. “(Nothing But) Flowers” by Talking Heads 

The next song is “(Nothing But) Flowers” by Talking Heads. It’s from their album “Naked” which was released in 1988. The song is about a future world where everything is free from the daily pollution problems and the earth is healthy.

16. “Daisies” by Katy Perry 

Katy Perry’s “Daisies” is a 2020 pop song about hope. It’s from her album “Smile”. The lyrics talk about how she will never give up on her dreams no matter how hard people try to pull her down. It is one of her most popular songs with over 28 million views.

17. “Plastic Roses” by Jessica Sanchez 

Jessica Sanchez is a Filipino-American singer who was a runner-up on American Idol. “Plastic Roses” is from her album “Me, You & The Music”.

It’s a pop song released in 2013 and is about how love is not always perfect and sometimes it doesn’t last. You can stream this song on all major music platforms.

18. “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty 

Last but not least, we have “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty. It was released in 1994 and is from his album of the same name.

The song is about how life is unpredictable and how we should enjoy it while we can. It’s a mellow song with great lyrics that will make you think.

19. “Rose In December” by Halestorm 

“Rose In December” is a song by the American rock band Halestorm. It’s from their album “Breaking The Silence” released in 2001.

The lyrics are about how you’re willing to wait for someone no matter how many seasons pass by. It’s a great song to listen to if you’re in the mood for some rock music.

20. “Roses” by Shawn Mendes 

Finishing off our list is “Roses” by Shawn Mendes. It’s a pop song released in 2016 and is from his album “Illuminate”. It’s a feel-good song with a great message about how we should accept whether or not our feelings are reciprocated by the person we love. It now has over 6 million views on Youtube.

Final Thoughts

These are just some of the many songs about flowers that exist out there. There are so many different interpretations of what a flower symbolizes. They can represent love, hope, life, and even death. The next time you see a flower, think about what it means to you. Thanks for reading!