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10 Best Songs About Flowers of All Time, Ranked

Songs are a great way to show and express your love for someone, and a strong theme in music and love songs. To celebrate the beauty of flowers and love, I have put together this list of my favorite flower songs. 

So without further ado, here is my list of the 10 best songs about flowers!

1. Kiss from a Rose by Seal

First on my list is an entry by Seal. “Kiss From a Rose” is undoubtedly one of the singer’s best hits and was released in 1994 on the album Seal. It is a love song, and the singer uses the concept of a “Kiss From a Rose” to signify his journey with his lover.

There have been many interpretations of the lyrics over the years, with some saying the kiss was a kiss of death. No matter how you interpret this song, it remains an iconic song from one of the top music artists of the 90s. Add this hit to your list of songs about flowers and enjoy the soothing sounds of Seal. 

2. Bed of Roses by Bon Jovi

The 90s were a great time for music, and artists like Bon Jovi hopped on the love song train with the release of his classic song “Bed of Roses.” I’m sure every girl in the 90s swooned and wished they could experience the type of love and adoration Bon Jovi sings about in this 1992 hit off the album Keeping The Faith.

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While Bon Jovi has released many more hits, “Bed of Roses” is still a fan favorite, and you will still find men dedicating this song to the girls they are wooing. Take some tips from Bon Jovi when you add “Bed of Roses” to your playlist today. 

3. A Rose By Any Other Name by Blondie

Legendary rockers Blondie released their hit “A Rose By Any Other Name” in 2013 on the album Ghosts of Download. In a song about love, the lyrics speak of loving someone for who they are rather than their gender, which is a rather interesting topic for a band that had its heyday from the 40s to the 80s. 

Let lead singer Debbie Harry teach you more about love by adding “A Rose By Any Other Name” to your playlist. With that classic raspy voice and incredible instruments to accompany her, Debbie Harry and her band wow with a song about new age love. 

4. Build Me Up Buttercup by The Foundations

Not all relationships are easy, and this seems to have always been the case. “Build Me Up Buttercup,” by the group The Foundations, is a song about loving someone who does nothing more than hurt you, and was released in 1968. 

The song has a catchy beat and even more earworm-worthy lyrics that will have you humming or singing along in no time. “Build Me Up Buttercup” features at number four on my flower songs list and is a must-listen for those who like the Golden Oldies. 

5. Flowers in your Hair by The Lumineers

“Flowers in your Hair” by American folk band The Lumineers is a nostalgic love song that will have you thinking back on your first love. Released in 2012 on the album The Lumineers, the song tells the story of a pretty young girl the singer grew up with, only realizing later in life that he was actually truly in love with her. 

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The song has that folk band sound that makes for easy listening and will make you want to dance around the living room with a flower crown on your head. Add “Flowers in your Hair” to your playlist as you remember your younger days. 

6. Supermarket Flowers by Ed Sheeran

Losing a parent is a heartbreak like no other and in Ed Sheeran’s 2017 hit song. “Supermarket Flowers,” the singer shares the heartache of his grandmother’s passing from his mother’s perspective. With lyrics that speak of going through his grandmother’s belongings, the song is one that anyone who has experienced loss can deal with. 

“Supermarket Flowers” was featured on the album Divide and is one of the more emotional tracks that Ed Sheeran has released. Grab the tissues and give this tear-jerker a listen. 

7. For the Roses by Joni Mitchell

Considered one of the best female songwriters in the world, Joni Mitchell also had a powerful voice that could never be copied. Using her own life and relationships as inspiration for her music, Mitchell released the song “For the Roses” in 1972. 

The song was thought to be about her tumultuous relationship with James Taylor and deals with the conflicting feelings of loving him but wanting the relationship to be over. “For the Roses” is a must-listen for those days when you are having doubts about your relationship, and it is the perfect aid for any heartbreak. 

8. You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore by Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond

Certain things are clear warning signs that your relationship is in trouble. In the song “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore,” it is clear that the relationship between this woman and her beau is failing as she laments about not receiving flowers from him anymore. 

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Released by Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond in 1978, the song is a classic tale of love gone sour, and it is featured on the album Songbird. Give “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore” and take note of what not to do when you are in a relationship where you really love the person and want it to last forever. 

9. The Rose by Bette Midler

Show me a classic love song, and I bet it won’t come anywhere close to “The Rose.” Recorded by Bette Midler in 1979, the song featured in a romantic movie of the same name and was a message of hope that love does still exist. 

Bette Midler gives a stellar vocal performance on this song and sings of how a relationship should be. Add “The Rose” to your love songs playlist and sing along to one of the best songs about true love.

10. Paper Roses by Marie Osmond

Bringing me to the end of my list of the best songs about flowers is this 1973 song by none other than Marie Osmond, who was only fourteen when she released it. “Paper Roses” describes the love that we all fear – fake love and describes the love between a woman and a selfish, controlling man. 

While “narcissism” wasn’t really recognized in the 70s, this song captures this type of behavior perfectly and is a song many will relate to.

Learn from past mistakes and know the signs of narcissistic behavior when you listen to “Paper Roses” on your playlist of songs about flowers.