This week we're taking time to pay tribute to winter. With shorter days and longer nights, Winter's not only the coldest season of the year, it's the coolest.
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Hazy Shade of Winter was originally released in 1966 by Simon & Garfunkel for their album, Bookends, as A Hazy Shade of Winter. The original peaked at No. 13 on Billboard Hot 100. The Bangles recorded it for the 1987 movie, Less Than Zero, and their version hit No. 2. The song also appears on the soundtrack for Stranger Things.
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Winter is from Tori Amos's debut studio album Little Earthquakes. Released in 1992, the song is about her relationship with her father, who was a minister. It was Amos's first single to reach the top 40 in any country, peaking at No. 25 in the UK.
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Written by Steve Miller, Winter Time is from Steve Miller Band’s 1977 album, Book of Dreams. The song is the third track on the album, and although it was released only in the Netherlands, this calming and hypnotic tune is an overlooked, sit back and chill, gem.
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Winter Winds is the second single from Mumford & Sons's debut studio album, Sigh No More. It was released in the UK only in December 2009 and peaked at No. 29 in Belgium. Winter Winds is about working to make a difficult relationship work, but is now considered a Christmas song and has been included on several holiday compilation albums.
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The Hounds of Winter is from Sting’s fifth studio album, Mercury Falling (1996). The album earned him two Grammy nominations, but The Hounds of Winter was never released as a single. It’s the lead track and the first song Sting wrote for the project.
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White Winter Hymnal is the first single from Fleet Foxes’ debit album, Fleet Foxes (2008). It was released with a B-side of the non-album track, Isles. It’s been covered by several artists, including Pentatonix for their 2014 album, That’s Christmas To Me.