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A playlist for plants

Some are new, some are old. Regardless, these songs are guaranteed to help your plants thrive. Stream these tracks free with your Anythink card and hoopla digital.

"You're Beautiful" by James Blunt

Build your plant's confidence! 

"Purple Rain" by Prince

Build your plant's confidence! 

"Life on Mars?" by David Bowie

Because even plants wonder what else is out there. 

"Dont You (Forget About Me)" by Simple Minds

Seriously, don't forget to water your plants. 

"Black Hole Sun" by Soundgarden

Your plant's favorite garden-related band!

"I Want to Break Free" by Queen

Because it must be seriously boring to be stuck in the ground all day. 

"Silent Treatment" by The Roots

Plants are masters of the silent treatment. 

"Leave the Light On" by Overcoats

Don't leave your plants in the dark – give them the sunlight they deserve.

"Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison

It's true. 

"The First Days of Spring" by Noah and the Whale 

A.K.A. your plant's favorite days of the year. 


Which tunes do you dig? 

We asked Anythinkers to tell us what they listen to when they garden. Here’s what they had to say.

“I like listening to Christian music because it makes me feel closer to the ones I love that have passed away. They were wonderful gardeners (it runs in the family), so I listen to it as I plant and care for all the plants that were their favorites along with mine.”
– Kathee W., via Instagram

“I like listening to nature, but it usually turns into my dogs barking at things.”

– Shaina K., via Instagram

“Talks, Spanish lessons and music.”
– Cassandra S., via Facebook

“I definitely listen to smooth jazz playing through outside speakers. Relaxing.”
– Mary L., via Facebook

“The peaceful creek behind the house, and our chickens talking to us!”
– Michelle G., via Facebook

“Podcasts!”
– Laura S., via Facebook

“The birds chirping and sometimes just the silence.”
– Caroline W., via Facebook

“I like listening to country music because the songs are always about farming and growing things!”
– Melissa L., via Instagram

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