February is the shortest month of the year, with only 28 days. However, February has no shortage of songs written about it, and that’s no surprise, as this month of love is packed full of holidays and special occasions.
Follow along with me as we go through some of the best songs about February ever.
1.“February Stars” by The Foo Fighters
Starting the list strong is “February Stars” by The Foo Fighters, featured on the album The Color and The Shape, released in 1997. This beautiful rock song starts with a slow, soothing melody that turns up the volume three minutes in, making it a fantastic grunge-style power ballad.
The song features powerful lyrics about hanging on and finding solace in your pain, making it an incredibly moving piece of music history. The song also captures the beauty we can find among the darkness with the message even when things seem the darkest we can still see the stars.
2. “Two Days in February” by Goo Goo Dolls
Next up is “Two Days in February” by Goo Goo Dolls, featured on the album Hold Me Up, released in 1990. The song describes a brief relationship between lead singer John Rezeznik and a girl he met that lived in California while he lived in Buffalo.
This song features a classic Goo Goo Dolls acoustic sound and powerful lyrics that describe the feeling one might have when things are out of their control, but you know you’ll get through it anyway.
3. “Xmas in February” by Lou Reed
“Xmas in February” by Lou Reed is a song about a soldier during the Vietnam war, featured on the album New York released in 1989. This song has a soft, twangy country sound with powerful lyrics that tell the story of a vet named Sam who lost his arm in the war. Sam comes home to find his wife and kids gone, and he can’t find a job.
This song shares a powerful message about the challenges that war vets face after they come home. Lou Reed truly captures the bleakness of life post-war with his spoken word delivery.
4. “February Air” by Lights
“February Air” became the second single released by Canadian singer/songwriter Lights. The song features an electric pop sound and lyrics that make your heart happy. This song is about how a girl needs a boy to keep her warm in February.
The lyrics implicate the cold feeling of loneliness when being away from someone you love. It could also imply sorrow and the pain of losing someone close. The song has a bittersweet vibe with an upbeat soundtrack and melancholic lyrics.
5. “February Seven” by The Avett Brothers
Featured on the album The Carpenter is the song “February Seven” by The Avett Brothers. The song has a soft folk-rock sound and emotional lyrics about moving forward and beginning again.
Lead Scott Avett said in an interview once that the song is about a lesson he’d learned on February seventh but never gave details as to what the lesson was. Fans have speculated the song is about adultery, growing up, and finding the importance of his family.
6. “February Snow” by Bobby Bare
“February Snow” is the oldest song on this list, released in 1978 on the album Bare by Bobby Bare. The song features a soft and slow country melody with beautiful lyrics. The song seems to be about the loss of someone close and the hope for them to find what they seek.
This song may be a bit dated, but it does have a soothing and sweet sound. Additionally, many of us can relate to losing a loved one and hoping they find peace wherever they are. This song brings a brightness to loss that is sure to make you smile.
7. “March Winds in February” by Van Morrison
“March Winds in February” by Van Morrison is a modern oldies rock song featured on the album Three Chords & the Truth, released in 2019. The song features a simple, slow-paced melody with soft-spoken lyrics about spring winds in late winter and facing oneself.
This song captures the feeling of allowing yourself to feel your emotions instead of hiding them. Even though we may feel our emotions are overwhelming, we can get through the challenging times by allowing ourselves to feel them.
8. “February – Whateva da Weatha” by Ramson Badbonez
Diving into the UK underground rap scene is “February -Whateva da Weatha” by Ramson Badbonez, one of the top hip-hop artists on the UK scene. This song features a killer beat with thrilling lyrical rhymes referring to it being a leap year and hiding secret stashes.
It’s not clear what the secret stash is. However, one can assume it may be illicit drugs or weapons due to the nature of the song. Underground rap is popular in the UK, making this song a perfect addition to the list.
9. “One Heavy February” by Architecture In Helsinki
“One Heavy February” by Architecture in Helsinki is the first instrumental song on this list. Released in 2013 and featured as track number one on the debut album Fingers Crossed. Although only 0:59 seconds long, this song is full of funky pop synth sounds and will make you smile.
10. “London in February” by Coastal
The next instrumental song on the list is “London in February” by Coastal. This song features a soft, slow melodic sound. Released in 2004 on the album Halfway to You. This soothing melody reminds me of the modern-day lo-fi genre and will leave you feeling incredibly relaxed.
11. “February Winds” by Billy Talent
Featured on the album Afraid of Heights, released in 2016, is Billy Talent’s song “February Winds.” This song is a beautiful piece of indie rock with a fantastic sound and powerful lyrics about people coming together regardless of our differences.
It’s inspiring to see music and art that want to bring people together in this world rather than divide us. Our differences could help us thrive as a species, but we can’t get past them. This song offers a better way, a way to help us accept each other regardless of how different we are.
12. “February 2017” by Charli XCX
Featured on her third studio recorded album, Chali, is the song “February 2017” by Charli XCX. This track also features artists Yaeji and Clairo. This alternative pop-style song features some epic futuristic beats and heartfelt lyrics about a breakup.
Fans have speculated the song to be about an on-and-off relationship. The lyrics suggest that the singer made a mistake in the relationship and is begging for forgiveness.
13. “February” by Dar Williams
The song “February” by Dar Williams is a gorgeous piece of folk country. It features a beautiful, soft melody and heartfelt lyrics that implicate the ending of a relationship. The imagery and emotion throughout this piece perfectly describe the chill felt when a relationship wears thin.
The song compares the cold air of winter in February to the strain of a relationship that is no longer working. In the last part of the song, Dar Williams describes the start of a new love and the preparations they must take to make it through any chilly winters to come.
14. “February Tale” by Pill-Oh
Another beautiful instrumental on this list is “February Tale” by Pill-Oh, featured on the album “Vanishing Mirror,” released in 2012. This song plays a soft, soothing melody with a unique use of a xylophone and piano, giving it a magical and whimsical sound.
15. “February Song” by Josh Groban
“February Song” by Josh Groban, featured on the album “Awake,” released in 2006, is a beautiful piece of classical folk music. The song tells the tale of someone who lost themselves and is trying to find themselves again.
Fans have speculated the song is about the singer himself after ending a relationship on tour. The song implies much about healing and finding oneself again in the world as you are.
16. “Fire in the Belly” by Van Morrison
This 1997 song “Fire in the Belly” by Van Morrison is a smooth mix of oldies and blues, featured on the album “The Healing Game.” The lyrics sing of someone who’s crazy about their love. It describes several things the person loves seeing in their partner and getting through the months with them.
Let’s not forget that killer saxophone solo, either. This song is perfect for feeling in love during February, especially if you like the oldies folk genre.
17. “Forever February” by Regina Carter
“Forever February” by Regina Carter is another stunning instrumental piece, featured on the album “Motor City Moments,” released in 2000. This song features a beautifully soothing violin and piano melody that makes your soul feel warm and relaxed. While it may have no lyrics, this gorgeous jazz piece can still make you feel so many emotions.
18. “February” by The Getaway Plan
Featured on the album “Requiem,” released in 2011, is the song “February” by The Getaway Plan. This song features a punk pop-style sound and uplifting lyrics about being young and in love.
The song talks about being young and having a love that burns brighter than the sun. This one will leave you feeling on top of the world in love and is perfect for listening during the month of love.
19. “February Love” by The-Dream
The-Dream was a prominent artist in the early 2000’s R&B and soul music scene. Featured on the album “Love King,” released in 2010, is the song “February Love.” This song has a slow and seductive beat with lyrics that lull you into a sweet, romantic mood.
The song is a Valentine’s Day song, written for a girl the singer wants to convince on a date. The-Dream sings with falsetto and beautiful emotion in most of his songs. However, this one is perfect for sharing love during February.
20. “Take Me Back to February” by Seagloof
“Take Me Back to February” by Seagloof is a beautiful mix of lo-fi and hip-hop. Featured on the album, “Changes,” released in 2020, the song describes the desire to go back to a time when things were different with a person.
The slow-paced, soothing melody, coupled with the emotional lyrics, makes this song truly heartbreaking. Many people can relate to losing someone close to them and wishing they could change it. That’s what makes this song a fantastic addition to this list.
21. “February Prorated Rent” by Joe Kaplow
Featured on the album “Sending Money and Stems,” released in 2021, is “February Prorate Rent” by Joe Kaplow. This funky indie folk song talks about the struggle of watching businesses pop up around a small town and paying more rent during February.
Many people today can relate to watching small towns disappear as the world changes and our cities expand. This song perfectly captures that and the feelings we all face during the early months of the year.
Top Songs About February, Final Thoughts
What a list! February has no shortage of songs written about it, and some will leave you feeling warm, fuzzy, and in love!
It’s truly fascinating how different people experience a single month of the year. While many may see February as a month of love and prosperity, others may feel melancholy or lost.
Our personal experience of the world is as unique as each of the songs on this list!
Thanks for learning and listening with us!