Winter Blues & Cold Nights: Cozy Up With Our Ultimate Winter Arab Playlist

Winter for many is a time to cozy up and get into the mood of the cold season. It is also a time to get into the winter blues and have those simple nights in, thinking of your lover while staring out the window on a rainy day. What better way to do so then tuning into a specially curated Arab playlist that will give you just the right dose of winter blues. Let’s take a look at some of the songs that made it to the list:

Ali El Haggar – Lama Al Shita Yedok El Beeban

Exuding lyrical ingenuity and laced with passion and love is the beautiful ballad sung by legendary Egyptian singer and composer Ali El Haggar. Showcasing the intrinsic link between the seasons and one’s memories, Haggar takes us on a journey of his winter-laced romance that all starts with his breathtaking metaphor “when winter comes knocking on your door”.

Awakher Al Shita – Elissa

Known as the “Queen of Romance” and one of Lebanon’s most popular singers, Elissa knows how to melt hearts. Her ultimate winter song is “Awakher Al Shita” (Last Days of Winter) where we see Elissa longing for the memories she had with her lover during the last days of winter. It is the perfect song to listen to when you want to reminisce on an old relationship.

Qesset Shita – Donia Samir Ghanem

One of the most adored Egyptian actresses and singers is Donia Samir Ghanem known for her comedic chops. For a bit of a change, get ready to cry your eyes out as you listen to Donia sing about a couple breaking up during winter in her sad ballad known as “Qesset Shita” (A Winter Story).

Habibati Wal Matar – Kadim Al Sahir

Known as a charming, poetic singer who dips into the beauty and power of the Arabic language with his enchanting ballads, Kadim Al Sahir is the ultimate romance expert. If you fell in love in winter and want to soak up all the memories and feelings, listen to Al Sahir sing out “Habibati Wal Matar” (my love and the rain).

Habbaitak Bel Saif – Fairuz

The musical icon of Lebanon and one of the most celebrated voices in the Arab world is Fairuz. Showing the power of love, she graces us with her powerful voice as she tells the world of her lover, one she loved throughout summer and winter. This is the perfect song to listen to if you had a long and healthy relationship that lasted through the harsh winter and warm summer.

Iyam Al Shita – Myriam Fares

Known as yet another iconic Lebanese singer, one who shot to fame after winning best singer in the TV program “Studio-El-Fann”, Myriam Fares has been belting out successful pop songs for decades. For all the sad and lonely broken hearts this winter, you should tune into her winter ballad “Iyam Al Shita”, where she sings out all about her loneliness during winter and how everything from the rain to the moon reminds her of her lover.

Mahma El Shita – Medhat Saleh

Channeling the same vibe as Fairuz is Medhat Saleh who sings a true winter love song that is all about how his love is long lasting even through the harsh and cold winter months. To get into this vibe, listen to his winter balled called “Mahma El Shita”.

These winter songs are for both the heartbroken and deeply in love as songs catered for the chilly months always have that added layer of depth, intensity and longing.

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