Science, Tech, Math › Science Top Weather Songs of the 21st Century Share Flipboard Email Print Science Weather & Climate Understanding Your Forecast Storms & Other Phenomena Chemistry Biology Physics Geology Astronomy By Rachelle Oblack Rachelle Oblack is a K-12 science educator and Holt McDougal science textbook writer. She specializes in climate and weather. our editorial process Rachelle Oblack Updated August 13, 2018 Anytime weather gets attention, it's often for negative or destructive reasons. But weather can be an inspiration too, like it was for these recording artists when penning the following weather-inspired tunes. 01 of 10 "In Summer" Anya Brewley Schultheiss / Getty Images Olaf the Snowman, from Disney's Frozen, "In Summer" (2013) Talk about the ultimate irony—a snowman (Olaf) who dreams of one day experiencing summer! What makes it even more comical? His naiveté about what will happen to him if his wish were to ever come true (as for whether or not Olaf does finally see summer, you'll have to watch the film to find out). 02 of 10 "Tornado" Kevin Mazur / Getty Images Little Big Town, "Tornado" (2012) Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. In this song, a woman who has been "played" by an old beau intends to get revenge for his infidelity by unleashing her wrath like a tornado. I'm gonna lift this houseTurn it all aroundToss it in the air and put it in the groundMake sure you're never found. 03 of 10 "Set Fire to the Rain" Jon Furniss / Getty Images Adele, "21" (2011) This song tells the story of a troubled relationship and the frustrations of being in it, but also the lamenting of its end. The opposing themes of fire and water represent this contrast of emotions. 04 of 10 "Storm Warning" Mike Coppola / Getty Images Hunter Hayes, "Storm Warning" (2011) I'm betting Hunter, a Louisiana native, is no stranger to severe weather warnings. His self-titled debut album also includes another weather-titled song: "Rainy Season." 05 of 10 "Cyclone" Ethan Miller / Getty Images Baby Bash feat. T-Pain, "Cyclone" (2007) The catchy beat and hook of this song not only made it one of the most requested club songs of 2007 but also had all the ladies wanting to dance and "move their bodies like a cyclone." Careful! It's likely to get stuck in your head (warning: this song is NSFW). 06 of 10 "Umbrella" John Shearer / Getty Images Rihanna, "Umbrella" (2007) This song is about having someone's back, even when it's "raining more than ever" (the rain, of course, representing life's bad times). Who wouldn't want to stand under Rihanna's umbrella-ella-ella eh? 07 of 10 "Sunrise" Rodin Eckenroth / Stringer / Getty Images Norah Jones, "Sunrise" (2004) This laid-back song begins with a sunrise that cannot coax two lovers out of bed. Before they know it the “afternoon's already come and gone” and it is night again. 08 of 10 "Hot in Herre" Dario Cantatore / Getty Images Nelly, "Hot in Herre" (2002) Not only is "Hot in Herre" another club favorite, but it's hook also makes the perfect summer mantra It's getting hot in hereSo hotSo take off all your clothes Warning: this song is NSFW. 09 of 10 "Soak Up the Sun" Frazer Harrison / Getty Images Sheryl Crow, "Soak up the Sun" (2002) On the surface, this song sounds like it’s paying homage to carefree sunny weather. However, the lyrics seem to be a commentary on capitalism and materialism: I'm gonna soak up the sunWhile it's still freeI'm gonna soak up the sunBefore it goes out on me 10 of 10 "Beautiful Day" Luca Teuchmann / Getty Images U2, "Beautiful Day" (2001) This upbeat track is about losing everything but still finding joy in what you have. Got More Weather Songs? Have other weather inspired songs on your playlist? Share them with us on Twitter and Facebook and we'll add your suggestions to the list.