Best Songs About Flowers

Flowers are beautiful. To look at, to smell, and now, to listen to. Whether you feel like someone should have bought them for you or you can buy them yourself, here are the best songs about flowers ever.

Sunflower by Post Malone and Swae Lee

Song year: 2018

Are your spider senses tingling at the mention of this song? “Sunflower” is the first song to play in the highly acclaimed animated film “Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse”.

Sunflowers are resilient and beautiful flowers- this song is a metaphor for how you are like a sunflower. The song is meant to make you feel beautiful and resilient.

Nominated for two Grammy awards, you know it is going to be a good one. This song will have you push the replay button again and again.

Flowers by Miley Cyrus

Song year: 2023

It makes perfect sense that this chart-topping hit would make the top of our list as well.

“Flowers” is a self-empowerment ballad that many can’t help but sing along to. The rumors surrounding this song as being a “payback” anthem to Miley Cyrus’ ex sure do make a juicy story.

This is the perfect track for when you need a dose of flowery self-love. The powerful lyrics and vocals are sure to give you the boost of confidence that you need.

If you are hung up on an ex? This song will show you that you can let go!

Dead Flowers by Miranda Lambert

Song year: 2009

If you are in your feelings, or going through a breakup, “Dead Flowers” is one that you’re going to want to turn up.

The lyrics tell a story and get stuck in your head. Sometimes love stories don’t have happy endings, and this is a beautiful tribute to that. 

Flower Shops by Ernest

Song year: 2021

Sometimes sorry just isn’t enough. That is the theme for “Flower Shops”.

Ernest explained that the inspiration for this song came from running out of apologies and not being able to do anything to make things better but still trying.

Trying to express how sorry you are if you no longer have the words can come in the form of a bouquet.

Sometimes, however, apologies just aren’t enough.

Roses by The Chainsmokers featuring ROZES

Song year:2015

Released in 2015, “Roses” was at the top of the song charts for MONTHS.

With a catchy beat and lyrics, this one will have you dancing. A sweet and simple love song that

is as good now as it was when it was released.

“Roses” is one you will want to have on repeat, which is how The Chainsmokers intended it to be.

Supermarket Flowers by Ed Sheeran

Song year: 2017

Do you need a good cry? Turn on “Supermarket Flowers” and let the tears flow.

A song that many of us can relate to, it is centered around the loss of a loved one. Ed Sheeran wrote this song about his grandmother, who passed away while he was finishing his album. I am not crying, YOU’RE crying!

The lyrics are simple yet powerful and are sure to touch your heart.

Flowers by Kelly Rowland

Song year: 2021

Another tribute track, “Flowers” was written in honor of Kelly Rowland’s late mother. While singing about her mother, Kelly was pregnant and preparing to be a mother herself.

You can feel the power behind the lyrics and the vocals.

Inspiring is a good word to use for this song.

Daisies by Katy Perry

Song year: 2020

When you need a self-empowerment song to help you get back on your feet, look no further than Daisies.

Katy Perry wrote this song about all the hurdles and hate she had to overcome to get where she is now. If Katy Perry can overcome obstacles, so can you!

Kiss from a Rose by Seal

Song year: 1994

A classic that you had to know was going to make this list.

Many have wondered over the years what the actual meaning of this song is. Addiction, whether that be drugs or love, seems to be the main message of the lyrics.

This song is a classic that everyone knows. It has been featured on several shows and films and is one of those you know this song songs.

Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison

Song year: 1998

Another classic on our list.

“Every Rose Has Its Thorn” has been a heartbreak go-to for decades. Poison vocalist Brett Michaels reportedly wrote the song after discovering his girlfriend was cheating while he was out of town.

With pleasing vocals and memorable lyrics, this song has lasted for decades and will continue to be a hit for decades to come.

Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations

Song year: 1968

You know it, I know it, and we all love it.

Build Me Up Buttercup was a chart-topper in its day and has continued to be a pop culture icon. The song has been in several films throughout the years.

Seeing the name alone is enough to get this song stuck in your head for hours.

Flowers in Your Hair by The Lumineers

Song year: 2012

This toe-tapping ear candy is one of my personal favorites. The Lumineers are just so good.

The lyrics of this song tell the story of growing up and starting to overthink everything that came to you with ease when you were a child. Most, if not all, of us, can relate to that.

Flowers In Your Hair is a fun and fast-paced song that will make you want to run through a field with flowers in your hair.

Black Roses Red by Alana Grace

Song year: 2005

A track like this song brings out all the emo teenage angst. I cannot be the only one who had this on repeat on my mp3 player.

The song is about finding true love in reality and no longer having it be just in their dreams.

The artist, Alana Grace, wrote the song for the soundtrack of the famous movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Iris by Goo Goo Dolls

Song year: 1998

The Goo Goo Dolls can thank Iris for a lot of their fame as a band. The song was a worldwide hit following its release and has continued to be a popular song years after it first debuted. 

Not only has Iris been featured in several films, but it was also actually written due to inspiration from a movie character.

The lyrics are powerful and moving. To have this song dedicated to you is a gift.

Marigold by Nirvana

Song year: 1993

Our list wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t have a Nirvana song on it.

Marigold, released in 1993, was written and performed by Nirvana’s drummer, Dave Grohl instead of the band’s front-man Kurt Cobain.

The song is haunting while pleasing to the ear. The meaning of the song has been debated over since its release- whether about love, addiction, or something else we may never know.

Tip Toe Through the Tulips by Tiny Tim

Song year: 1968

The original Tip Toe Through the Tulips was in 1929 but was performed by the artist Tiny Tim in 1968 which made the song rise to fame.

Known for the high vocal tone Tiny Tim used, and intriguing lyrics, this song has remained popular even today as you can find it trending on social media.

The main meaning of the lyrics is a positive one. It has, however, become more associated with “creepy” things since its rise to social media fame.

Flowers Bloom by I Haunt Wizards

Song year: 2009

A song about breaking up, and the pain that comes with it, Flowers Bloom is a perfect ballad if you have a hurting heart.

The lyrics tell the story of an individual having difficulty getting over someone. Through metaphors, the singer explains that everything was much more beautiful when they were together.

With a catchy synth sound and meaningful lyrics, this is a must-listen.

Yellow Roses by Dolly Parton

Song year: 1989

If a song list does not have Dolly Parton on it, is it a reliable song list?

A song about lasting love even when the person you love is gone from your life. The lyrics are relatable and oh-so-Dolly.

This song is the epitome of comfort. From the vocals to the soft guitar strumming, it brings a feeling of peace.

This song was the 23rd number-one country hit for Dolly. Talk about a legend.

You cannot walk through your musical garden without Yellow Roses.

Bed of Roses by Bon Jovi

Song year: 1992

John Bon Jovi wrote this song while he was hungover, which is not a great feeling, and the lyrics show the pain and confusion he was feeling at the time.

Bed of Roses has been covered by several artists since it was released. This probably stems from the fact that many can relate to the deep emotions the words convey.

Life is a Flower by Ace of Base

Song year: 1998

Ace of Base saw the sign and realized that ‘Life is a Flower’.

This upbeat song will make you want to dance and smile. The lyrics are positive and inspiring.

Sometimes it is good to take a deep breath while listening to a happy song and remember that things will be okay. This song will leave you feeling positive and refreshed.

Rose in December by Halestorm

Song year: 2001

Rose in December is a soft yet powerful song that is different from what we are used to hearing from Lizzie Hale and her band Halestorm.

The lyrics of this song reflect the want to be loved and they want to love others even if they feel undeserving. To feel undeserving of love is something we can all relate to sometimes, unfortunately. 

A rose in December is a metaphor for something beautiful in the cold feeling that can be depression or anxiety.

Flower of the Universe by Sade

Flower of the Universe by Sade

Song year: 2018

Flower of the Universe was Sade’s first song after a seven-year hiatus. It was written for the famous book turned film “A Wrinkle in Time”.

The lyrics are precious and could easily be sung as a lullaby to a child or loved one.

Musically, the song is interesting to listen to. The different instruments come together to make an enchanting melody.

To be a flower of the universe sounds like a beautiful metaphor.

The Rose by Bette Midler

Song year: 1979

The Rose is one of those songs that you know even if you do not remember the name of it. You have heard it a million times, from films to commercials, you have HEARD it.

Bette Midler performed this song for the soundtrack of a film of the same name.

The lyrics tell a beautiful story about love and how it can hurt and be healing and beautiful. It also touches on the relatable feeling of fearing getting heartbroken.

Like a Rose by Ashley Monroe

Song year: 2013

Like a Rose tells the powerful story of someone going through a lifetime of hardships in a short amount of time, but overcoming those struggles and emerging more beautiful than before.

This song has an important message for those that are feeling discouraged. You can go through things, but you can overcome them with more strength than you ever thought possible.

A hopeful message of the ability to turn the negative into a positive, and deciding to turn life’s lemons into lessons to grow from.

Dandelion by The Rolling Stones

Song year: 1967

True to the 60s flower child feel.

Dandelion is a song that the meaning of has been debated over for decades. Is it about drugs? Maybe. Is it about children running free and happy? Maybe. Is it about Keith Richards’ daughter, also named Dandelion? Maybe.

Whatever it is about, the song is fun and has a carefree feel that will make you want to run through dandelions and make a wish on each one.

Blue Orchid by The White Stripes

Song year: 2005

In the usual fashion of The White Stripes, Blue Orchid tells the tale of something dark and disturbing by using catchy lyrics and a psychedelic and unusual rhythm.

Blue Orchid is about an abusive website that was popular in a different country. The song talks about taking a child and harming them or their innocence through the metaphor of a flower.

While the message is sad and disturbing, it is important to know about these things. The White Stripes often tell important stories through their music.

A Rose by Any Name by Blondie

Song year: 2013

This song is a beautiful lyrical masterpiece of how everyone deserves love, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation, etc. 

Being true to oneself is crucial for all of us.

The title is a nod to a line in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This means that no matter what you go by or who you are, you deserve to love and be loved.

Wildwood Flower by The Carter Family

Song year: 1929

Considered an American Country Classic, Wildwood Flower has been sung for generations by many artists.

The Carter Family first recorded the song in 1929. Harmonies and beautiful instruments make this song memorable and a must-listen. Though considered a country folk song, it is a song to be enjoyed by everyone regardless of their favorite genre.

Flowers in the Rain by The Move

Song year: 1967

A song with a nostalgic feel, and fun vocals, Flowers in the Rain was a resounding success worldwide, especially in the UK.

Flowers in the Rain features a variety of unique instruments like the oboe and French horn.

The lyrics are fun and carefree and connect to a book of fairytales written by the guitarist of The Move, Roy Wood. Roy wrote the song as well.

Flowers in the Rain was the first song to be played on BBC Radio 1 when it first started in 1967.

Sugar Magnolia by The Grateful Dead

Song year: 1970

Sugar Magnolia is another example of one of those songs that you know you have heard.

One of The Grateful Dead’s popular songs, it helped launch their career into the permanent place in music history where it stands today.

The lyrics are fun and a little bit sassy. Rumor has it that the song is about one of the band member’s former girlfriends. Lyrics hinting at moving on and not asking her to join him give credence to that rumor.

Flowers on the Wall by The Statler Brothers

Song year: 1965

Considered a classic country staple ‘Flowers on the Wall’ is a catchy tune released in the 1960s.

The lyrics are a little heartbreaking, as they are about a man who loves someone who does not return that love.

Flowers on the Wall has quite an impressive track record. It was originally on the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack. It was also named one of the best country songs of all time.

Fading Like a Flower by Roxette

Song year: 1991

If you are looking for a song about being stuck in love, this is a good option.

The song tells the story of someone being caught up and in love, almost to the point of obsession. The narrator explains that she feels incomplete when the person she loves is not around.

Roxette had a string of chart-topping hits, this song was no exception.

Automatic Flowers by Our Lady Peace

Song year: 1997

This unique song is about a young woman struggling to find the good in the world. She has a book that, when opened, has flowers inside that pop-up.

The lyrics meaning can be interpreted in several different ways. What I get from the song is that the woman is struggling with an addiction problem due to her search for happiness. When she uses her addiction of choice it produces an “automatic happiness” like how the pop-up flowers were an automatic way to bring her temporary joy.

Flower by Kylie Minogue

Song year: 2012

The vocals on this track are beautiful. What is even more beautiful is the meaning behind the song.

Kylie Minogue is a breast cancer survivor. When she was finishing her cancer treatments, her doctors informed her that having children was not a sure thing. She wrote the song as a hopeful what if to the future children she may or may not have.

The lyrics are inspiring and heart-warming.

Tigerlily by La Roux

Song year: 2009

Though released in 2009, this song gives ALL the 80s Joan Jett vibes.

The lyrics of this song are intense and interesting. It describes a stalker-like situation. The person that is stalked, and who is doing the stalking, is something that is up for interpretation.

Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses by Kathy Mattea

Song year: 1987

You can probably figure out what this song is about from the title alone.

Since its release in 1987, it has been a staple soundtrack for truckers nationwide.

Truckers work long, hard hours and drive many miles, taking them far from home. The lyrics of this song give a positive message that one day, the long hours and the long miles will pay off, and the truckers will finally be able to return home to their loved ones.

Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses is still considered by many to be one of the best country love songs ever released.

Virginia Bluebell by Miranda Lambert

Song year: 2009

Her voice is so nice it made the list twice.

To understand this song, you must understand what a Virginia Bluebell is. A Virginia Bluebell is a gorgeous blue flower with a blossom that hangs down like a bell.

The lyrics speak of love and friendship. The narrator sees her friend hurting, hanging her head like a flower. Despite their sadness, their friend still sees them as beautiful and strong and wishes they would see themselves that way.

The Lily of the West by Bob Dylan

Song year: 1973

The Lily of the West is a famous tale passed down for generations throughout Ireland, Scotland, and surrounding areas.

The story was turned into a song by several artists over the years, one of the most famous versions being by Bob Dylan.

A tale of love, loss, and murder, it is a fun story to listen to, and even more fun to sing along to.

The Lily by Blanco White

Song year: 2016

Enchanting. That is the word that best describes this song by Blanco White.

The instruments in this are mesmerizing and flow together beautifully. A perfect mix of Celtic and Spanish guitar tones. A unique sound that we need more of!

The lyrics read like a story. “The Lily” has a way of making you feel sad and happy all at once.

Desert Rose by Sting

Song year: 1999

Sting is another artist that no song list is complete without.

One of his goals in releasing this track for Sting was to get out of the genre of music that people relate with him. He succeeded.

Desert Rose proves that you do not need to understand a language to fall in love with it, and to appreciate it in musical form. Desert Rose is another mesmerizing track.

Yankee Rose by David Lee Roth

Song year: 1986

When you listen to this song, there will be no question what it is about. Yankee Rose is a rock n roll tribute to the Statue of Liberty. 

A 4th of July anthem for decades, this song is mixed with sweet guitar tones and fun vocals.

Top Songs About Flowers, Final Thoughts

While this list could continue forever due to the infinite number of songs about flowers, literally and metaphorically, it is time to wrap up this beautiful bouquet.

What was your favorite song from this unique list of artists/tracks?

Hopefully, you can find some new favorite songs and will now spread the love these artists deserve for bringing so much happiness to our ears.

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