Will this winter ever end? All signs point to no. While Houston endures the harshest winter on record in a very long time, many of us will be stuck inside our homes, mindlessly playing music to entertain ourselves through the intense boredom.
You may want to forget all the ice, sleet and finger-numbing cold, but personally I like to embrace the hell of my situations. If you're like me, fellow traveler, I've assembled the perfect playlist of wintery cold songs to remind you that, thanks to climate change, this is what we have to look forward to for the rest of our miserable, frozen lives.
Metallica, "Trapped Under Ice" This early Metallica classic perfectly sums up our collective feelings of being trapped in this rotten winter wasteland.
Foreigner, "Cold As Ice" This one was more about an evil lover, but just think of the person being referred to as the city of Houston, and we're pretty much there.
Husker Du, "Ice Cold Ice" This one doesn't actually have much to do with literal ice, but the redundancy of the title pretty much sums up our collective feeling of the redundancy of this recurring winter weather.
Alexisonfire, "Burial" This song was written by Dallas Green to describe his feelings about Canada's seemingly endless winters. It should at least make you glad you don't like in Canada and have to endure their winters, because, man, let me tell you...well, actually I'll let Dallas Greendo that. He has a better singing voice than I do.
Kanye West, "Coldest Winter" I always thought that 808's and Heartbreak was a truly wintery record. I can't listen to much off that album without evoking the imagery of snowfall, and this song even directly references that feeling.
After the Burial, "Encased in Ice" This one has the same relative idea as Metallica's song, only with more death growls. Death growls really make everything better.
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The Rolling Stones, "Winter" A little Stones tribute to their least favorite season. Looks like they feel about the same way on it as we do.
Klaus Nomi, "The Cold Song" Klaus Nomi takes the operatic approach to describe freezing to death, and we collectively pat ourselves on the back for compiling a playlist that includes Klaus Nomi, Kanye West, and After the Burial on it.
Comadre, "Cold Rain" Because it's not just the freezing cold you have to worry about this winter, it's getting caught out in the rain and sleet too.
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Luke Million, "Ice Ice Arnie (Cool Party)" If you thought my jokes were bad, wait till you hear this remix by Luke Million featuring samples of all the best of Arnold Schwarzenegger's brilliant ice puns in the 1997 movie Batman & Robin.
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