We’re deep in the heart of summer, and you know what that means. It’s time to put together our playlists. It’s time to pick our faves on Spotify or to bust out all of those tunes that make us feel in the mood for long hot days by the pool, at the beach or on the lake. Well we here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts have an essential playlist for you to add to the mix, and the best part is, it’s inspired by flowers. That’s right. We’ve found all of the songs that take their cue from the floral landscape. You’re welcome.
- Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. Transport yourself back to 1988 and rock out to the band’s only number one hit in the U.S.
- Lilac Wine by Jeff Buckley. When it’s time to slow it down in the early evening, put on this gorgeous tune from Buckley’s Grace album, though Nina Simone’s 1954 track is just as alluring.
- Forget Me Nots by Patrice Rushen. This sultry, disco-era tune will have you swaying on the dance floor, even if that’s just your back porch.
- If you’re feeling especially nostalgic, throw on San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair) by Scott McKenzie. It’s 1967 pop at its finest. Chase with The Lumineers 2012 rendition on the same theme, Flowers In Your Hair.
- Who could forget Bette Midler’s cryfest The Rose? This rolled over the end credits of the film by the same name, a ballad that will have you misty-eyed and moved.
And don’t forget to include the inspiration for these songs on your table. We think our current rose special featuring two dozen fresh-cut roses will set the appropriate mood.