Song Titles Relating to Flowers!!....Is this Horticulture or Music?
Whilst browsing my music library looking for songs I noticed that quite a few of the songs mentioned rose or roses in the title...'thought bubble' what an unusual idea for a buzz! songs that incorporate plants in their titles, how will this work?
Well there are many who are probably aware that I'm a horticulturist but I have also produced a few music buzzes as this is another passion of mine, I'm just not sure how this will work as I am going to introduce the song with the plant that is in the song title, so I will either come out of this smelling of roses or worst case scenario manure!!
I have chosen five songs by some well known artists that mention plants in the song title, although some of the songs may not be so well known....let's see how it goes.
Number 1. ROSE
A Genus of around 150 species of semi-evergreen, or deciduous, perennial shrubs and climbers, which have been in cultivation for many centuries, and as we all know every rose has its thorn Oh dear! plus they come in various colours and are most fragrant and used for many occasions. Here are 10 Award Winning ROSES
And this is just one of many songs that mentions Rose in it's title, it is by Poison and is called 'Every rose has its thorn' this is from their second album 'Open up and say...Ahh!'
Number 2. HYACINTH
Hyacinths are a Genus of 3 species of bulbous perennials coming from rocky limestone cliffs and slopes in Asia, these plants are cultivated for their loose to dense racemes of very fragrant flowers that are borne in spring.
This was a challenge, but I have the album in my collection and yes there is a song with this plant in the title so here are The Doors with 'Hyacinth house' from their final album 'LA Woman'
Number 3. Daisy
Asteraceae to be precise and is a Genus of around 250 species of annuals, biennials, perennials and subshrubs that come from a variety of habitats that are found in the Northern hemisphere, particularly North America, the few shrubby species are mainly found in South africa, there are numerous colours such as white, pink, yellow and blue.
Again not many songs with Daisy in the title but here are America with 'Daisy Jane' from the album 'Hearts'
Number 4. ORCHID
As with Daisy, Orchid is one of the second largest family of flowering plants, it is a genera of around 28,000 currently accepted species, and there are some unusual ones such as Dancing doll, Lady's slipper and Bee Orchid.
Yet another challenge for a plant in the song title but here are Blue October with the song 'Black Orchid' this is the final track from their first album 'The Answers' which for several years the band could not sell on their website or at their concerts because of the bands contract with Universal Records.
Number 5. WILDFLOWERS
Wildflowers are pretty much self explanatory we see them all around whilst outdoors walking.
But was there a song with wildflowers in the title? yes, this little gem from Tom Petty aptly named 'Wildflowers' which is the title track from his second solo album of the same name which was released in 1994.
So there we have it some songs that incorporate plants in the song titles, with plenty links that include more information about the Plants and the bands mentioned, not easy to do but I've had a lot of fun putting this together....this has been your musically minded resident horticulturist with a fun buzz that will hopefully be enjoyed, thanks for reading and listening if you would like to comment you are more than welcome.
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Credits: RHS, Kew, Wikipedia, Flowers of India
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