20 Songs About Hurricanes

Hurricanes are massive swirling storms that are accompanied by high-speed winds. This threat of nature often causes serious damage whenever it comes to visit. The extreme power of hurricanes is used by musicians to express intense feelings and more often than not, revolve around the themes of love, circumstances, and principles.

Check out the list below for some hurricane-inspired songs that will blow you away.

1. “Rock You Like A Hurricane” by Scorpions

Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane (Official Video)Scorpions – Rock You Like A Hurricane (Official Video)

Are you ready to be blown by a Hurricane? This rock song from the Scorpions packs so much energy that you will surely feel its power.

The high-octane rock track is the first single off their ninth studio album, Love at First Sting. VH1 named “Rock You Like A Hurricane” one of the “40 Greatest Metal Songs”.

2. “Hurricane” by Luke Combs

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This country tune is an amusing modern love song. It talks about a man who had a hard time getting over his previous lover who hurt him like a “Hurricane”.

He tries his best to move on and when he eventually does, or so he believes, she appears and wrecks him all over again. The song tackles the reality of getting over an ex especially when they keep showing up. 

3. “Hurricane Eye” by Paul Simon

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This pop-rock song is talking about being wise in choosing your relationships. The narrative begins with a girl who is interested in a guy who is just bad news.

Even though she is aware of the risks of abuse and relationship failure, the lady takes the plunge and as expected, gets stuck. The song paints a picture of how loneliness may lead to illogical behavior. It’s like choosing short-term enjoyment over long-term unhappiness.

4. “Like A Hurricane” by Neil Young

Like a Hurricane (2016 Remaster)Like a Hurricane (2016 Remaster)

This tune was inspired by Neil Young’s experience when he was nursing his throat injury. He happened to see an attractive lady in a bar who is the muse for his song.

The lyrics imply his longing and extreme interest in the woman that even he was caught by surprise. He described the feeling as being hit by a hurricane and it is very evident in the way the electric guitar is played here.

5. “The Tide Is High” by Blondie

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Blondie is recognized for its original songs, yet this song is a cover of The Paragons’ 1967 classic. In 1980, the American new wave band recorded this song with a reggae vibe that included strings and horns.

The song is about devotion and love. It’s the story of a man who is willing to wait in order to reclaim the lady he loves.

6. “Riders On The Storm” by The Doors

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This psychedelic and jazz-rock track by The Doors makes for a unique listening experience. It includes thunder and rain noises, as well as an electric piano that creates the impression that it is raining.

The song has a particular place in the band’s heart because it was their final recording with Jim Morrison. The melody’s topic is about a man begging his girl to love him deeply and his assurance to stand by her in good times as well as bad. 

7. “Surfing in a Hurricane” by Jimmy Buffet

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The tune’s premise revolves around surfing, hence it’s classified as a surf rock song. The song is supposed to have been recorded after the singer had done surfing and you can notice the adrenaline rush as the lyrics roll out. Some of the lyrics also suggest taking risks in the sport becasue our vocalist believes you have to be brave enough to ride the waves of a hurricane.

8. “Waiting for the Hurricane” by Chris de Burgh

Chris de Burgh - Waiting For The Hurricane (Official)Chris de Burgh – Waiting For The Hurricane (Official)

This pop song is about going on vacation only to discover that a hurricane is on its way there too. The song depicts the panic that is created in such situations. People struggle to flee to safety, flights get canceled, fishing boats return to the docks, and all events get postponed until the weather improves.

9. “Hurricane” by The Fray

The Fray - Hurricane (audio)The Fray – Hurricane (audio)

This rock song depicts a man’s impressions of a woman he is interested in. He sees her as a formidable entity who will not be easily swayed. Sje can be petite but comes across as someone who possesses the might of a hurricane.

Despite his feelings of intimidation, the guy is eager to learn more about her and grow closer to her. And as the song ends, it is implied that he has made up his mind – he took the plunge and approached the girl.

10. “Hurricane” by Jazzyfatnastees

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Here is a song inspired by the real-life story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter. The catchy tune is part of the soundtrack for the film “The Hurricane” which pays tribute to the fighter’s life. The narrative implies that life was never easy for Carter and the lyrics are delivered in a way that you understand and empathize with how hard it must be for him.

11. “Hurricanes” by Dido

Dido - Hurricanes (Official Lyric Video)Dido – Hurricanes (Official Lyric Video)

Dido’s husband Rohan Gavin, whom she adores, is the subject of this ballad. It’s about her determination to confront whatever life throws at them as a couple. She professes her determination to go to any length to protect their love.

The song has a lot of emotion in it and every note dropped leaves an impression on the ears. It makes you believe that love can be unyielding in the face of all kinds of difficulties, even if they are big as “Hurricanes”. 

12. “Hurricane Drunk” by Florence and the Machine

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Have you ever been so disheartened that your mind becomes consumed by negative thoughts? Florence and the Machine’s song “Hurricane Drunk” will put those feelings into words if that’s the case.

The song is about a breakup that has left the protagonist shaken to his core. The narrator resolved to drink his sorrows away in order to get rid of them. This song is quite relatable becasue, at some point in life, we all feel as if we have hit rock bottom.

13. “Some Kinda’ Hurricane” by Peter Criss

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This rock song tells the story of a woman who has made a lasting impact on a young guy. The lady has a mysterious aura about her and is incredibly appealing, according to the story.

The young man is utterly enthralled by her and describes her as a hurricane that knocked him out. The woman, however, vanishes without a trace after spending some time with him.

14. “After the Storm” by Mumford & Sons

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This folk-rock tune talks about insecurities and uncertainties. Life is full of storms and everyone has to deal with them.

The melody encourages listeners to face the challenges ahead. One must persevere and move forward becasue better days will come “After the Storm”. 

15. “Here Comes The Rain Again” by Eurythmics

Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart - Here Comes The Rain Again (Remastered)Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart – Here Comes The Rain Again (Remastered)

This new wave and the synth-pop tune is from the third album the Eurythmics titled Touch. This track discusses the random melancholy that invades people’s minds. Sometimes, these feelings don’t have a cause and are influenced by factors like the weather, memories, or circumstances.

16. “After the Hurricane” by Jazmine Sullivan

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This soulful R&B track talks about a period of awkwardness between a man and a woman. The narrative insinuates that the two are lovers but the relationship seems to be turning sour.

The man decides to break it to the lady that they should go their separate ways. The anguish the lady feels is intense and you can feel the hurricane hitting you as she cries her heart out.

17. “Hurricane” by Charles Bradley

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This R&B track by Charles Bradley is from the album Victim of Love. This song aims to raise awareness regarding the state of the planet. The lyrics imply that Earth is in bad shape and forces of nature come our way to give a warning.

18. “Hurricane” by Bette Midler

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This 1979 song from Thighs and Whispers talks about a powerful attraction toward a person. The protagonist expresses a desire to be with that someone. She even believes they are destined for each other and aggressively pursues the other.

19. “Highway Star” by Deep Purple

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This 1972 hard rock and heavy metal tune are from the album Machine Head. Unlike other love themes, dedicated to a man or woman, this track directs affection toward a car. The music is known as speed metal, and it is a favorite among speed freaks.

20. “Hurricanes” by The Script

The Script - Hurricanes (Audio)The Script – Hurricanes (Audio)

This pop song is about a passionate love between two people with very different personalities. They pursue their love despite their differences and are well aware of the challenges that may arise as a result of their actions. Their opposing personalities are described as a hurricane in the lyrics.

Final Thoughts

Hurricanes are forces of nature and are often used as a metaphor to represent emotions, situations, and many other things. They are an effective way to describe something you have a hard time explaining. The songs about hurricanes are reminders of how powerful human emotions can be, so don’t lash out thoughtlessly!