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7 Tracks to Help You Conquer the Winter Blues

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Whether you’re looking to heat up your winter with some sizzling tunes, or just want some moody vibes to compliment your couch and blanket time, we’ve partnered with JB Hi-Fi to curate a hot playlist guaranteed to thaw out even the coldest of days. From blazing beats to fiery lyrics, these tracks are sure to warm your soul. 

Beyoncé – “16 Carriages”

You could basically substitute the entirety of Beyoncé’s entry into country music, Cowboy Carter, in here, but her smoky vocals over steel guitar makes “16 Carriages” the perfect track to accompany you while you snuggle up in front of the fire. 

The vibe for music in winter usually falls into one of two camps. You’re either chasing a song so hot it’ll melt away the cold and keep you fired up until summer, or you want to sink in and luxuriate in the winter blues. “16 Carriages” is the latter, the perfect tune to accompany long talks with mulled wine and roasted marshmallows. Bonus points if you can brave the outdoors and get warm by a campfire for the proper country aesthetic. 

And if you want to experience Cowboy Carter in all its audio glory, JB Hi-Fi has all the turntables you need to keep your Beyoncé vinyl playing all winter long. 

Charli XCX – “Von Dutch”

Straight into the other camp and if you’re looking for a track that will warm you up, none will do it as fast as Charli XCX’s ode to dirty club bangers; Von Dutch. If you close your eyes while you’re listening to it, it’ll almost be like you’ve been transported to her February Boiler Room set, rather than freezing your bits off waiting for the bus. 

Winter warmers don’t need to just be something you enjoy in your home, you can still keep your temp high on the move with a great pair of headphones; the perfect motivation for your hot girl walk or trying to get out of bed for work when it’s dark outside. 

Vampire Weekend – “Capricorn”

Earlier this year, American indie rockers Vampire Weekend dropped two singles from their first album in five years, Only God Was Above Us. “Capricorn” is one of those singles, a mellow, swaying track about growing up and nostalgia. 

The band’s new album is dripping in nostalgia, perfect for the millennials among us who want to feel that 2008 pull, with samplings from their entire back catalogue. It’s calm and comforting, with just a dash of darkness to keep you on your toes, and a great soundtrack to those moody winter days and long cold nights. 

If your speaker options are sadly lacking, JB Hi-Fi has you covered with the latest technology that means nothing will get between you and your deep Vampire Weekend listen sesh. 

Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”

I don’t know how to explain this, but the Arctic Monkeys’ fifth studio album, AM, is a winter album. That’s the hard truth. It’s dark, it’s sexy, you can dance to it if you so desire, or you can just sit back and listen to the beats. The lyrics will get your heart racing, and there’s a good helping of ballads to soothe you. Alex Turner’s syrupy vocals are like a warm blanket you can pull around your shoulders and it’s music that sounds great in every format. 

If you really want to push the boat out and go full winter wonderland, this would be perfectly enjoyed on a clear night in a cabin in the woods. If that’s an option for you, I highly recommend it. 

AM is also the perfect vinyl album because there isn’t a skip in the bunch. For the authentic moody Monkeys experience, JB Hi-Fi has a great range of turntable options, perfectly suited to music lovers.

Megan Thee Stallion – “BOA”

Megan Thee Stallion, noted anime fan, dropped the ultimate in bops and fire music videos with “BOA”. Her third snake-inspired diss track following “HISS” and “COBRA”, “BOA” samples Gwen Stefani’s 2004 banger “What Are You Waiting For?” and sees Megan take on everyone, including TikTok. 

If it’s winter motivation you’re looking for, “BOA” has got what you need. Too cold to do housework? Get “BOA” on and you won’t be able to stay still. Don’t want to come up from under the doona? It’s got what you need. If Megan’s bars aren’t enough to warm you up, that ’00s Gwen Stefani nostalgia will get your blood pumping for sure. Pop in your in-ear headphones, JB Hi-Fi has all the latest in sporty options, and get ready to hit a PB. 

Moby – “Porcelain”

There was a time when Moby’s evocative synths had a stranglehold on the movie industry and it’s because of the exact moodscapes they create. “Porcelain” is the perfect example of this. It’s strings, it’s synths, it’s soft vocals; it’s everything you need when you want to feel at peace and slightly melancholy. 

“Porcelain” also has that tweak of nostalgia where you can’t quite remember where you first heard it, but it makes you feel warm and fuzzy knowing it’s there. It might not be a club banger, but it’s warming in another way, and the perfect antidote to the harshness of winter. 

Play, Moby’s fifth studio album, makes for an excellent vibe setter no matter what you’re doing. A great addition to your vinyl collection, check out JB Hi-Fi’s full range of turntables to hear it exactly as Moby intended. 

Katrina & the Waves – “Walking on Sunshine”

I hear you, maybe this is too far. But if you’re deep in the SADs and need a boost, is this not one of the happiest songs of all time? If the sunshine won’t come to you, you need to bring yourself to the sunshine, and it’s almost impossible to listen to this track and not feel your toes tapping. 

And just like sunshine, this song will warm you up and get you ready to take on whatever your day has in store. So switch on your sun lamp, blast Katrina through your speakers and beat those winter blues.


No matter how you like to listen, JB Hi-Fi has everything you need to enjoy some fire tracks. Check out their range of headphones, speakers, turntables and more here and make JB Hi-Fi your one-stop-shop for beating the winter blues.