The butterfly is a powerful symbol that musicians have leveraged for eons. It can be referenced for its colorful beauty, it's delicacy, it's temporary nature, or as a symbol of transformation.
From the lowly caterpillar comes the beautiful butterfly.
The insect is also a powerful symbol that represents change, femininity, joy and love. In Christianity it represents the resurrection, and in China it symbolizes conjugal bliss. With all these powerful associations, it's no wonder that the number of songs to reference the butterfly are plentiful.
This playlist is not an all-encompassing list of butterfly songs, but does include over 30 tracks from a diverse cross-section of artists that use the insect as a central tenet.
1. Butterflies - Toad The Wet Sprocket
2. Butterfly - Weezer
3. Butterfly Caught - Massive Attack
4. Butterfly - Crazy Town
5. Butterfly + Juniper < 4 Kelly - Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
6. Butterflies - Sia
7. Butterfly - Screaming Trees
8. Butterfly - Jamiroquai
9. Dog And Butterfly - Heart
10. Butterflies - Natalie Imbruglia
11. Drunken Butterfly - Sonic Youth
12. Butterfly - Lenny Kravitz
13. Sleeps With Butterflies - Tori Amos
14. Poor Butterfly - Tony Bennett
15. Butterfly - Mason Jennings
16. Butterfly - Herbie Hancock
17. Float Like A Butterfly - Pama International
18. Hummingbirds And Butterflies - Billy Joe Walker, Jr.
19. Butterfly - Nikki Sudden
20. Love Is Like A Butterfly - Dolly Parton
21. Butterfly (Reprise) - Candlebox
22. Butterfly - DJ Marky
23. Catching Butterflies With Hands - Mouse On Mars
24. Butterfly - Wes Montgomery
25. Butterfly - Milagro Saints
26. Butterflies - Michael Jackson
27. Butterfly - Mariah Carey
28. Butterflies - Moodfood
29. Ghetto Butterflies - Fertile Ground