Ever notice how many songs have been inspired by flowers? There are plenty, and in case you forgot about them, Trias Flowers is here to bring a few of the best to your attention. Everyone from rock gods to girl groups to country crooners has taken a note (or two) from the natural world, using flowers, plants and herbs as symbols and metaphors as well as titles and images. So press play on our floral playlist, and enjoy the garden of music that awaits this summer.
Wildflowers by Tom Petty is a plucky, pretty ballad about a girl so special she belongs among them. We’re going to miss Petty, so it feels right to start off our playlist in tribute to him as he pays tribute to flowers that grow wild and free. Play this on a Saturday afternoon by the pool.
Having a summer party? Try Patrice Rushen’s 1982 track Forget Me Nots to liven up the dance floor. This disco-era track is loaded with attitude and a lot of funk. This will slow things down and put everyone in the mood for romance.
Even Ani DiFranco can compose a shy, sweet ballad, and she proves it with This Bouquet. This beautiful and sentimental song will remind you of that first blush of falling in love with someone.
If you haven’t heard J.J Cale’s Magnolia before, do yourself a favor and download. The yearning in this gorgeous track will leave you wishing it was longer than it is.
San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) was sung by Scott McKenzie in 1967, though The Mamas and The Papas wrote it. A pop track pleaser that everyone can sing by heart, this is one of those songs to unwind to on a lazy Sunday afternoon when you want to throw it back to the 60s. Give Flowers In Your Hair, The Lumineers 2012 take on the same theme, a listen too.