August 29, 2011 at 10:38 am

Hurricane Irene Playlist: The Results Are In – Listen Here

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Depending on where you live, Hurricane Irene was either a spectacle viewed from afar, a thankfully-underwhelming near-miss, or as wet and windy as advertised. One thing is for sure though — it was another three-ring media circus, replete with the requisite poncho-flapping reporters standing on beaches and flooded boulevards, barking their reports into microphones over the sound of the wind.

The hurricane/tropical storm also made another sound: that of nearly one hundred people building an Irene-themed Spotify playlist together, which received a boost from well-timed retweets by WFMU, the Free Music Archive, and others.

The resulting playlist includes lots of great stuff we never could have come up with on our own, which is, of course, the whole point of collaborating with strangers on a playlist. You can play the whole thing today if you A) have Spotify and B) aren’t already sick of any and all things hurricane-related. The playlist has 99 members and 231 songs, which is pretty impressive considering that they all had to be related to the hurricane.

You can listen to the whole thing here – but if you’re curious and don’t have Spotify, the full tracklisting is below. (We’re still waiting for the day when you can listen to a playlist like this regardless of which music service you want to use.)

Giacomo Bondi & The Apple Pies – Rain
Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
The Fall – 4 1/2 Inch
Does It Offend You, Yeah? – Dawn Of The Dead
Javelin – Mossy Woodland
Memphis Minnie – When The Levee Breaks
Gil Scott-Heron – Storm Music
Neil Young – Like A Hurricane
Florence + The Machine – Hurricane Drunk
Lightning Bolt – Crown Of Storms
Sonic Youth – Rain King
The Studio Sound Ensemble – Muppet Movie: Rainbow Connection
We Were Promised Jetpacks – It’s Thunder And It’s Lightning
REO Speedwagon – Ridin’ The Storm Out
Rolling Stones – Hurricane
The Doors – Riders On The Storm
Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry On Their Own
Herbie Hancock – The Eye Of The Hurricane (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
Leon Russell – It’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
Motörhead – Emergency
Living Things – Let It Rain
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Who’ll Stop The Rain
Gordon Lightfoot – Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Caribou – Irene
Kool & The Gang – Emergency
Bob Dylan – Blowin’ In The Wind
David Wilcox – Eye Of The Hurricane
Billy Joel – The Downeaster “Alexa”
Stanley Kubrick — A Clockwork Orange – Singing In The Rain (From The Movie “A Clockwork Orange” By Stanley Kubrick — Performed By Gene Kelly)
Johnny Cash – Goodnight Irene
Jimi Hendrix Experience – All Along The Watchtower
Gov’t Mule – Drivin’ Rain
Adele – Right As Rain
Eurythmics – Here Comes The Rain Again
Beck – Emergency Exit
Phil Collins – I Wish It Would Rain Down
Joni Mitchell – Stormy Weather
Massive Attack – Weather Storm
Lee Ritenour – Tropical Storm
Gnarls Barkley – Storm Coming
The Go! Team – Huddle Formation
Etta James – Stormy Weather
Crash Kings – Raincoat
Delfeayo Marsalis – Such Sweet Thunder
Pat Metheny – Rainy Days and Mondays
B.J. Thomas – Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head (Re-Recorded / Remastered)
Letz Zep – The Rain Song
Chic – Le Freak
The Band Of Heathens – Hurricane
Den Fiori – Shelter From The Storm
The Arcade Fire – Cold Wind
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Cold Wind
Little Dragon – Thunder Love
Donald Byrd – Wind Parade
Earth Wind & Fire – Getaway
Stevie Wonder – Blowin’ In The Wind
Mumford & Sons – After The Storm
Irene Cara – Fame
Radiohead – Exit Music (For A Film) (BBC Radio 1 Evening Session 28/5/97)
The Alarm – Howling Wind
The Kinks – Lost And Found
Big Country – The Storm
The Ocean Blue – Hurricane Amore
Billy Joel – Storm Front
Taylor Swift – Fearless
The Kinks – Lost And Found
Bob Dylan – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall
The Animals – We Gotta Get Out of This Place
Led Zeppelin – When the Levee Breaks
Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance
Something Corporate – Hurricane
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising
Etta James – Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home
2AM Club – Hurricane
Lenny Kravitz – Storm
Raphael Saadiq – The Perfect Storm
Sir Douglas Quintet – The Rains Came
Eric Clapton – Let It Rain
The Byrds – (See The Sky) About To Rain
Cascades – Rhythm Of The Rain
The Beatles Revival Band – Rain
The Strokes – Under Cover Of Darkness
LCD Soundsystem – Time To Get Away
Local Natives – Warning Sign
Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
R.E.M. – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Does It Offend You, Yeah? – Epic Last Song
Graham Parker & The Rumour – Howling Wind
Led Zeppelin – Fool in the Rain
The Association – Windy
The Beach Boys – Let The Wind Blow (Stereo Remix)
Gnarls Barkley – Run [I'm A Natural Disaster]
The Besnard Lakes – Disaster
Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand The Rain
Missy Elliott – The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly] – Amended Version
The Decemberists – Raincoat Song
Neil Young – Four Strong Winds
Walker Brothers – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore
Jarvis Cocker – Heavy Weather
Tom Rush – Galveston Flood
Buddy Guy – Texas Flood
The String Cheese Incident – 100 Year Flood
Linda Ronstadt – Rock Me On The Water
Selena Gomez & The Scene – A Year Without Rain
Morrissey – Lifeguard Sleeping, Girl Drowning
Kelly Clarkson – Beautiful Disaster
Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen – Album Edit
Tom Waits – Goodnight Irene
House of Heroes – Drown
Mat Kearney – Fire And Rain
Coldplay – Swallowed In The Sea
Matt Costa – Wash Away
The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men
Hunter Hayes – Storm Warning
Pat Green – Wave on Wave
The Tragically Hip – Nautical Disaster
Joel Plaskett – Natural Disaster
Jimi Hendrix Experience – One Rainy Wish
Red Crayola – Hurricane Fighter Plane
Leigh Stephens – Red Weather
Steve Reich – It’s Gonna Rain, Part I
Faust – It’s A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl
The Carter Family – The Storms Are On The Ocean
Neil Young – See The Sky About To Rain
Tom Waits – Cold Water
Sebadoh – Flood
Charley Patton – High Water Everywhere Part Two
Thom Yorke – And It Rained All Night
Son Volt – Drown
Otis Redding – You Don’t Miss Your Water
Bob Dylan – Buckets Of Rain
Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now – Single Version
Prince & The Revolution – Purple Rain
The Flying Burrito Brothers – Sin City
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys – Deep Water
CocoRosie – Tahiti Rain Song
Tom Waits – Make It Rain
Tom Waits – Rains On Me
Tom Waits – Hang Down Your Head
Hauschka – Weeks Of Rain
The Decemberists – A Record Year For Rainfall
The Tallest Man On Earth – It Will Follow The Rain
Teengirl Fantasy – In The Rain
Ryan Adams – Carolina Rain
Broken Social Scene – Windsurfing Nation
Cat Power – Wild Is The Wind
Cut Copy – Strangers In The Wind
Cat Stevens – The Wind
Air – The Word Hurricane
Amon Amarth – An Ancient Sign of Coming Storm
Billie Holiday – Stormy Weather
Björk – Storm
Blind Joe Taggart – The Storm is Passing Over
Towne Dandies – Tough Guy Bar
Blitzen Trapper – Below The Hurricane
Caetano Veloso – Irene – Remixed Original Album
Come – Hurricane
Crooked Fingers – Hurricane
Doves – The Storm
Echo & the Bunnymen – Stormy Weather
Fleetwood Mac – Storms
Haruomi Hosono – Hurricane Dorothy
Hothouse Flowers – Dance To The Storm
Jamie Lidell – Hurricane
Jesu – Storm Comin’ On
Leftfield – Storm 3000
Mecca Normal – Hurricane Watch
Minutemen – Storm In My House
Nina Nastasia – Stormy Weather
Parts & Labor – Hurricane
Pixies – Stormy Weather
Portastatic – Hurricane Warning (Ignored)
The Unicorns – Sea Ghost
Reigning Sound – Stormy Weather
Roxy Music – Like A Hurricane (Live)
School Of Seven Bells – Windstorm
Scorpions – Rock You Like A Hurricane
The Bats – Calm Before The Storm
The Butch Cassidy Sound System – Coming Storm
The Hold Steady – Hurricane J
The Verve – Stormy Clouds
The Walkabouts – The Storms Are On the Ocean
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 – Hurricane
UNKLE – A Perfect Storm
First Aid Kit – Heavy Storm
The Meters – Stormy
Garbage – Only Happy When It Rains
The Beta Band – Dry The Rain
M.I.A. – Sunshowers – Explicit
Citizen Cope – Hurricane Waters
Missy Elliott – The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly] – Amended Version
Bobby McFerrin – Don’t Worry Be Happy
Guns N’ Roses – November Rain
The Commitments – I Can’t Stand The Rain
Gene Kelly – Singin’ In The Rain
David Shire – Night On Disco Mountain – 2007 Remastered Saturday Night Fever LP Version
Judy Garland – Somewhere Over The Rainbow
The Wizard of OZ – Judy Garland & Ray Bolger – We’re Off To See The Wizard-Duo
Scorpions – Rock You Like A Hurricane
The Jesus And Mary Chain – Happy When It Rains
Leadbelly – Goodnight Irene
Counting Crows – Raining In Baltimore
NEEDTOBREATHE – Hurricane
R.E.M. – It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (Edit)
Semisonic – Closing Time
Milli Vanilli – Blame It On The Rain
Bobby Womack – It’s Gonna Rain
Les Savy Fav – Let’s Get Out Of Here
Brian Wilson – Wind Chimes
Portishead – Deep Water
Nature Sounds Nature Music – Tropical Storm
Pixies – Blown Away
Animal Collective – Water Curses
Tom Waits – Emotional Weather Report [Live Album Version]
PJ Harvey – The Sky Lit Up
Janelle Monáe – Locked Inside
Liars – Drip
Devendra Banhart – Some People Ride The Wave
Blondie – The Tide Is High
Talk Talk – After The Flood
Len – Steal My Sunshine – Single Version
Lena Horne & Sarah Vaughn – Stormy Weather
Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water (1971 Recording)
Broken Social Scene – Water In Hell
John Lee Hooker – I Cover The Waterfront
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – When It Blows Its Stacks
Earl Bostic – Hurricane Blues
Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
Jimmy Cliff – Hurricane Hattie
Guided By Voices – Everyone Thinks I’m A Raincloud (when I’m Not Looking)
The Velvet Underground – Oh! Sweet Nothing