There are 44 songs about clouds and the sky on this list.

FlourishAnyway is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song, and believes there is a playlist for just about any situation.

Others’ minds are cloudy, enjoy blue sky thinking, or have pie in the sky ideas, while some have their heads in the clouds. Make a playlist with songs about clouds and the sky from pop, rock, and country.

Looking up at the sky

It’s possible that the answer will differ depending on whether you’re male or female. When you look up at the sky, what do you see?

  • lean creative (poets, artists, etc.)
  • meteorologists and astronomers, for example, have a need to make precise predictions.
  • rely on the skies for a living (pilots and farmers, for example) and/or
  • how preoccupied you are with your own thoughts (lovers, daydreamers, and mourners, for example).

Maybe all they see are water and ice droplets suspended in the atmosphere. One person might see large lumpy pillows of shapeshifting cotton dotting Earth’s azure blanket, while another might take a more scientific approach.

To get you started, we’ve compiled a lengthy list. The sky and clouds have long captivated human attention. Whether your head is in the clouds, your mind is cloudy, or you have pie in the sky ideas, celebrate the magic above us with a playlist of pop, rock, and country tunes on the subject.

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1. The Rolling Stones’ “Get Off My Cloud”

The only issue with having a worldwide chart-topping hit single is repeating your success. Everyone wants to know what’s going to happen next, which can put a lot of pressure on you.

It’s the band’s way of slamming the music industry and telling those pressuring them to take a break. This song was their response three months later. The Rolling Stones broke through with “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” in June 1965, but instead of being able to enjoy their first number one hit, the band was bombarded with questions about when they would release follow-up material.

2. Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars”

The narrator of this 2014 electronic dance hit uses the symbolism of an expansive sky to profess unconditional love. A sky full of bright stars is the narrator’s sweetheart. They represent her spirit’s purity and illuminate his path forward.

3. Zach Sobiech’s “Clouds”

Zach Sobiech was a 14-year-old Minnesota singer-songwriter when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a fatal bone cancer. Doctors told him when he was a high school senior that his cancer was terminal after he had lived with it for several years. He only had a year left to live.

“Clouds” inspired a 2020 Disney biographical film of the same name after going viral on YouTube and entering the Billboard Top 40. One of the songs written by Sobriech to say goodbye to loved ones was this 2012 indie-pop song. It describes how his end is approaching and that he will soon be looking down from the clouds.

4. Miley Cyrus’ “Midnight Sky”

Although the couple had dated on and off for the better part of a decade, Cyrus divorced Australian actor Liam Hemsworth after less than eight months of marriage. The former Disney darling sings about her personal liberation and evolution in this globally popular disco-tinged ditty from 2020. Miley Cyrus isn’t bothered by the fact that she’s about as classy as a sewer rat because she simply doesn’t care.

Cyrus declares her independence in the song. She doesn’t belong to anyone and was created to live in a lofty, sky-high realm of her own creation:

The road I’m taking is through the midnight sky, high above the clouds.

Adele’s “Skyfall” is number five.

Her song, which has jazz elements, is about death and rebirth. This 2012 pop song was written by Adele as the theme song for the James Bond film of the same name. They are the ones who are standing tall against the world. The narrator expects to face a variety of situations with her ally, as symbolized by the falling sky. “Skyfall,” which Adele co-wrote, won her an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Grammy Award. Adele is Wonder Woman for yet another reason.

6. Lusine’s “Just a Cloud”

This 2017 ambient song reflects the anxiety that is prevalent in our culture today with its recurring lyrics. One can often find comfort and solace by blending into a hazy background, just as the narrator wishes they could:

In the light-filled sky Reduce the size of your body and vanish. I wish I could just be a cloud. I wish I could just be a cloud.

The song’s warped electronica layers on layers of repetitive elements, such as finger snaps, claps, computer blips, and even a laser gun thingy near the end, before fading to silence. Perhaps the narrator has finally taken the form of a cloud and vanished?

7. Dani and Lizzy’s “Dancing in the Sky”

If you’re anything like me, you probably wonder what your departed loved ones are up to in the afterlife. Do they realize how much they’re loved and missed? Have they been able to find peace?

Dani and Lizzy, Canadian twins, posted this heartfelt song on YouTube in 2013, following the deaths of several people they knew, and it quickly went viral. The song eloquently expresses grief’s complex mix of loss and hope.

She finds comfort in knowing that the sun shines gently on their faces in heaven, and she hopes that they are dancing in the sky and singing with the angels. The narrator misses her loved one and poses a series of rhetorical questions to them, such as whether they are happy, free, and pain-free in heaven.

8. Gucci Mane, Bruno Mars, and Kodak Black’s “Wake Up in the Sky”

His head is now high in the clouds. The song highlights the playboy lifestyle and having a decadently good time with a tongue-in-cheek tone. Bruno Mars, the pop superstar, took a more active interest in hip hop a few years ago, which resulted in songs like this 2018 collaboration.

They talk about their rise from poverty to affluence, as well as their love of luxury. The massive egos of the famous song narrators who identify themselves by name throughout the track are mostly up in the sky in this ditty. Furthermore, while bragging about being “super fly,” the rappers joke about their fast-paced lifestyle, which includes performance-enhancing drugs like Adderall, copious amounts of booze, and loose women. Come back down to Earth, Bruno!

Imagine Dragons’ “Clouds” a.

This song from 2009 is a good example, and they changed it several times. In addition to the theme of rejection and the struggle for personal acceptance, Imagine Dragons’ song catalog contains recurring threads of depression and anxiety.

When he looks around, he notices that everyone is doing their best to make the best of a bad situation, but it’s all for naught. The man is unsure whether he wants to live or die, and when he says, “We’re sinking to the sky,” he means that he isn’t sure which way is up or down. The despondent narrator paints a picture of a world full of missed opportunities, disappointments, and perplexity. Dan Reynolds, the band’s lead singer, has lingering issues as a result of his upbringing in a strict Mormon household, which are reflected in the song lyrics.

Disco Night 10. Panic! at the Disco’s “King of the Clouds”

There’s a reason why the meaning of this 2018 alt-rock song is a little hazy. The finished song describes the narrator getting lost in the clouds, where he flies high and blisses out. Urie had no idea that while he was smoking, his songwriting partner was jotting down his ramblings. The song was finished the day before the album was due, with lyrics inspired by a doped-up writing session Brandon Urie had the week before, during which he spewed “verbal vomit” about Carl Sagan, the multiverse, and inter-dimensional travel.

11. George Strait’s “Blue Clear Sky”

But hold on a second. Perhaps you’ve considered giving up on love because your search for a romantic soulmate has left you stubbornly single. According to this country hit from 1996, it’s at this low point that a love match is most likely to occur. Don’t give up and start hoarding cats until you’re well into your senior years.

(On the other hand, there’s nothing wrong with cats.) The song narrator tells a lonely, love-hungry friend that just as he’s about to give up, a soulmate will surprise him by dropping out of the blue clear sky and into his life. Hope endures forever! Then he’ll go from being a lone bachelor to looking for engagement rings.

12. Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper”

Demi Lovato could easily take the victim’s path. The former Disney princess, on the other hand, brings herself back to earth by claiming this 2011 self-empowerment anthem as her own. She has experienced sexual assault, mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, an eating disorder, and self-harm (cutting) at such a young age.

As a partner tries to tear her down, the pop ballad depicts the skies as “crying.” If she is demolished, she is adamant about rising again, like a powerful skyscraper leaping towards the clouds. The high-rise building, on the other hand, valiantly fights back, determined to hold her ground.

13. Electric Light Orchestra’s “Mr. Blue Sky”

The joyful tune has become ELO’s signature song, appearing in films, television shows, and commercials, as well as major sporting events (such as the 2012 Summer Olympics). The narrator is so enthralled by the change in weather that he addresses the blue sky as if it were a long-lost friend, inquiring where it went and why it stayed away for so long. This bouncy pop song from 1978 exudes pure joy that the rain has stopped, the sun has returned, and the blue sky has returned overhead.

14. Foo Fighters’ “The Sky Is a Neighborhood”

Frontman Dave Grohl’s hobby of stargazing, as well as astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s video The Most Astounding Fact, inspired this trippin’ rock song from 2017. Both Tyson’s video and this song are a thoughtful reflection on humanity’s interconnected cosmic oneness with the galaxy.

Chris Connell’s “Scar on the Sky” is number fifteen.

The sad narrator, alluding to depression, reaches out to a kindred spirit who understands his loneliness because they, too, have felt it. Spending time together brings them closer together, with the narrator hoping that his friend will save him. However, we can only save ourselves in the end. Chris Cornell, a singer, battled mental illness for many years before committing suicide in 2017. The narrator’s worldview is clouded by hazy melancholy in this 2007 rock track that is pure poetry.

Jason Aldean’s “Amarillo Sky” is number sixteen.

By day, the nameless Texas farmer in this song works the land that his father and grandfather have passed down to him, and by night, he prays that his dreams don’t run dry beneath an Amarillo sky. The farming life isn’t easy, what with the financial pressures and long workdays, so this 2006 country song pays tribute to those who till the fields, harvest the crops, and feed the nation.

Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles” is number seventeen.

In this oddly chipper 2000 pop song, a girl bebops through the crowd downtown, completely zoned out and unconcerned about her surroundings. She ruminates on a missed opportunity for love with someone whose memory is still fresh in her mind:

You know I’d walk a thousand miles for you. Do you think time would pass me by if I could fall through the sky? If only I could see you, if only I could hold you tonight.

The singer wrote this song about an unrequited love affair she had with a man who is now a well-known actor, though she won’t say which show her crush was on.

18. American Authors’ “Sky’s the Limit”

Are you allowing yourself to be held back by something? The protagonist of this song recalls his parents’ wise advice to not be afraid of failure because the greatest regret is failing to try at all. They encouraged the narrator to live his life to the fullest by telling him, “Go live your life because the sky’s the limit.” You can count on this upbeat 2020 alt-rock song to remind you that anything is possible if you work hard enough.

19. B.o.B.’s “Airplanes” (featuring Hayley Williams)

Sometimes fame comes too quickly and unexpectedly. That’s the subject of this hip-hop/rock song from 2010. An artist expresses a desire to revert to their previous identity as an anonymous person who pursued their craft for the sheer joy of it.

The protagonist in the song used to crave fame and fortune, but now that he has tasted success—and the politics that come with it—he wishes his life was simpler. However, in the absence of a shooting star, the man makes do by imagining an airplane as a star and casting his wish just in case. To make his wish come true, he’ll need a shooting star.

Is he familiar with the phrase “You’ll never go home again”? Although the song is catchy, it’s ironic that rapper B.o.B. expresses a desire to return to his hometown of Decatur, Georgia. He dropped out of high school in ninth grade, clearly in a hurry to get out of the small town of 25,000 people.

Montgomery Gentry’s “Clouds” is number 20.

On cloudy days, he sees his loved one’s face in the billowing pockets of condensation in the sky, and on sunny days, he sees their face in the billowing pockets of condensation in the sky. It’s reassuring to believe that departed loved ones are residing in the clouds. In this moving 2006 country song, a bereaved man addresses a deceased loved one, wondering wistfully if they are resting in the clouds.

Mao Zedong, former President of the People’s Republic of China, once said, “Women hold up half the sky.”

More Songs about the Sky and Clouds

Do you have a song you think should be on this playlist? Submit a suggestion in the section below!

Bullet in a Blue Sky (number 21) U2 is a band from the United Kingdom. the year 1987
Even the Skies Are Blue (number 22) Jamey Johnson is a professional football player. the year 2010
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (number 23) The Beatles are a group of musicians who formed in the year 1967
24. Heaven Fits the Sky Madonna is a well-known singer and actress Year: 1998
Behind the Clouds (No. 25) Brad Paisley is a country music artist. In the year 2006,
Touch the Sky (No. 26) Julie Fowlis is a British actress. the year 2012
Cloud Nine is number 27. Evanescence is a term used to describe a In the year 2006,
28. Reach for the Sky Hillsong United is a Christian music group based in Australia the year 2015
Clouds (No. 29) One Direction is a band from the United Kingdom. the year 2014
30. The Sky’s the Limit The journey The year was 1978.
31. The Sky’s Eye Project Alan Parsons The year was 1982.
Blue Sky (number 32) The Allman Brothers Band is a rock band from the United States. the year 1972
33. To the Heavens Owl City is a city in the United States. the year 2010
Vanilla Twilight (#34) Owl City is a city in the United States. the year 2010
35. Let’s Meet Halfway Kenny Loggins is an American singer-songwriter. the year 1987
When I look up at the sky, I’m 36. Take a train the year 2003
Blue Sky (number 37) Greetings, Hale. In the year 2005,
From the Clouds, No. 38 Johnson, Jack the year 2010
Cloud Number 9 (number 39) Bryan Adams is an American singer-songwriter. Year: 1998
Just a Cloud Away (#40) Pharrell Williams is a musician from the United States. the year 2013
41. Now, both sides Joni Mitchell is an American singer-songwriter. The year was 1968.
42. The Cry of the Little White Cloud The Four Lads and Ray In the year 1951,
43. Reach for the Sky Cedric Gervais (with Dallas Austin and Digital Farm Animals) the year 2017
44. I Can Clearly See Now Nash, Johnny the year 1972

FlourishAnyway 2021

Remarks

On May 06, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

– Mary Then they introduced hybrid types, which I found a little perplexing at the time because of the extremely long names. I’m curious as to how much meteorologists are true nerds about this stuff and how much they rely on computers to complete their tasks. It had piqued my interest. Some of them try to be all about the weather, while others are more akin to weather actors or models. Thank you for your kind words. In elementary school, I remember identifying the various types of clouds and learning what they meant.

On May 06, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

mocktan, Gyanendra – I wish you the best of luck. What a blessing it is that you were able to have those experiences. Thank you for bringing them to our attention. Whether we believe it or not, we are all one under this great big sky.

On May 06, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

Adrienne – Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow

On May 6, 2021, Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada:

I need to be outside, looking up at the sky, rather than at my computer. I’m looking forward to hearing some of these. It’s incredible how you can concentrate on a single word or phrase and find the best songs to go with it.

On May 6, 2021, gyanendra mocktan from Kathmandu, Nepal:

They assist me in fully comprehending the metophor of the words cloud and sky. Add some color to your life. In any case, Your thoughts are so powerful because they come from your eyes.

I’ve spent a lot of time looking up at the night sky. I’ve visited Mt. Everest’s base several times. The entire sky lit up with stars all over my head on one occasion.

Perhaps I haven’t tried hard enough. My mind, however, is still flooded with vivid images of the nights and days. But I’ve never been able to put into words how I feel about them.

The lyricists have mastered the art of wordsmithing, and they were able to describe the clouds in words and sing them to add emotion. Finally, they are able to share their ideas with the rest of the world.

Thank you very much.

On May 6, 2021, Adrienne Farricelli will say:

When I organize dog events, I’ll refer to this list, and I’ll pass it on to other dog trainers! Oh, how lovely! Have a wonderful weekend as well!

On May 06, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

– Adrienne It does necessitate a significant amount of research and memory jogging. There are plenty of topics to choose from. On the dog playlist, we have:

https://jazzmeblues.it/playlists/Dog-Lovers-Playlists/Dog-Lovers-Playlists/Dog-Lovers-Playlists/Dog-Lovers-Playlists/

Have a fantastic rest of the week!

On May 06, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

Bill – Have a wonderful vacation!

On May 5, 2021, Adrienne Farricelli will say:

I’m sure this will necessitate a lot of research. It’s incredible how you’re always able to come up with so many song compilations based on a single theme. I couldn’t think of a single song about clouds or the sky on my own, but as I read through your list, it hit me like a ton of bricks. One day, I’d love to see a list of songs about dogs!

On May 5, 2021, Bill Holland from Olympia, WA writes:

I’m on vacation and not completely ignoring your article, but I am.

On May 5, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

Clouds and sky are a fantastic subject for poetry and song. I was blown away by the variety of approaches that artists used to investigate the subject. Chitrangada is a town in the Indian state of Maharashtra. I’m glad you found it enjoyable.

On May 5, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

– Bill Thank you for suggesting that. I hope the skies in your part of the world are clear and sunny. That one had slipped my mind!

On May 5, 2021, Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India:

Well, I see the clouds through the eyes of a writer. The changing shapes and movements of clouds never cease to amaze me. The first paragraph is particularly intriguing.

I’ve also written a few pieces about clouds and the sky.

Amazing list of songs related to this theme, and thank you for letting us know how many there are.

Going through the list and reading your article was a lot of fun.

Thank you for sharing this information.

On May 5, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful comment. – Linda Even if this type of music isn’t always your cup of tea, I’m glad you value reading.

On May 5, 2021, Massachusetts’ Bill De Giulio will say:

That song has always been one of my favorites. Johnny Nash’s “I Can See Clearly Now” is another song that might make the cut. Flourish, you’ve come up with yet another fantastic list. As usual, excellent work. The topic, clouds and the sky, is one of my favorites.

On May 4, 2021, Linda Crampton of British Columbia, Canada:

Reading your articles allows me to learn more about musicians and their work. I am grateful for the education! The majority of the songs you share are unfamiliar to me.

On May 4, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

It is impossible to be angry with him. When the tummy gets rumbly, it needs to be fixed, just like Dusty. Peggy – Jimmy has been extra hungry lately and has fallen behind on his schedule. He’s old and chubby, but he’s my constant companion. Jimmy, who has always been deaf and has low vision, finds that food is the one thing that really excites him, so he won’t miss out on an early breakfast.

As a result, that sweet soul spends nights in the garage. What a way to start the day! At the very least, these cats are/were considerate when it came to waking up their owners. When I’m sleeping, another cat bites my toes or runs across my body at full speed.

On May 4, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

– Pamela I’d like to believe Zach is content right now, singing along with the universe’s everlasting vibrations.

On May 4, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

While writing this and listening to some of the songs, I was reminded of the Pixar film “Up.” – Liz Thank you for taking the time to visit.

On May 4, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

Have a lovely sunny day with no clouds in the sky. Devika is a woman who lives in India. I’m glad you’ve given them some thought now.

On May 4, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

Thank you for the song recommendation, which I have added. – John That was the first time I’d heard of it. Down in beautiful Australia, I’m sure the sky is stunning.

On May 4, 2021, Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas:

It’s amazing how many different topics are covered when thinking about clouds. When I read about your Jimmy, I had to laugh. Dusty was the name of the cat we used to have. Mr. Whiskers was his nickname, which my husband gave him. Dusty was all set for his morning meal! He’d look at my husband’s face in bed as morning approached, and my husband would wake up because Dusty’s whiskers tickled his face. Laugh out loud!

On May 4, 2021, FlourishAnyway (author) from the United States:

– Linda Because I haven’t been sleeping well, my mind has been cloudy as well. Jimmy, my sweet old cat, is partially responsible for this. He’s started pawing softly at my face when he thinks I’ve been sleeping too long, no matter what time it is.

Thank you for the song suggestion, which I have included. Judy Collins won a Grammy for it, according to what I’ve heard. I hope you’re doing well.

On May 4, 2021, Pamela Oglesby from sunny Florida writes:

Thank you very much. I’m pretty sure I’ve heard that Rolling Stones song a hundred times. This article contains a wide range of musical styles. I had a lot of fun looking at all of these singing groups and solo singers. There were a few others that I had never heard of before. Fill in the blanks. Zach Sobiech’s story is a sad one. I’d never heard of him before. I’m not a fan of Miley Cyrus.

Liz Westwood from the United Kingdom on May 4, 2021:

I was also reminded of the DreamWorks movie’s opening scene, which featured clouds in the sky. For me, the Beatles’ song came to mind first. This is yet another fantastic collection. The sky and clouds are amazing to look at.

On May 4, 2021, Devika Primi from Dubrovnik, Croatia:

I haven’t given these songs much thought. I enjoy listening to music, and this collection of songs appeals to me. Music is one of my favorite pastimes, so I believe you’ve found a good niche.

On May 4, 2021, John Hansen from Gondwana Land writes:

Another song worth listening to is Jonnie Ray’s 1956 song “The Little White Cloud That Cried,” which was later covered by Jamie Redfern in 1971. Flourish, this was a fantastic collection of songs about clouds and the sky, the majority of which I had never heard before.

On May 4, 2021, Linda Lum from Washington State, USA:

I’m always working on a half-dozen projects at once, and I’m always planning another. Hello, Flourish. On your poll, I’m the person who says, “My mind is a little cloudy.”

Would you consider Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now”? This was a fun list to make, and I was surprised at how many of them I actually knew. However, the first song that came to mind when I saw the title isn’t on your playlist.

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