Best Pop and Rock Songs for Spring, the New Season
Finally, winter sheds its ugly self and gives way to the metamorphosis of spring. Flowers bloom and rain comes, but it's warmer and (occasionally) sunnier. It's the new season, the days start to get longer, and time for a good mix-CD. Spring songs for your mp3 player, while you stroll through the gardens or have a spring fling party.... Welcome to Springtime. Here are the top 20 songs for spring:
1 - Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles (George Harrison)
It feels like years since it's been here, here comes the sun ...
2 - Jack in the Green by Jethro Tull from the spring-like "Songs from the Wood" album
3 - Feel So Good by Jefferson Airplane, piano played by Grace Slick
4 - Spring Fever by Elvis Presley from "Girl Happy"
5 - Spring Vacation performed by the Beach Boys, who also recorded "The Warmth of the Sun"
6 - Songbird by Fleetwood Mac, piano and vocal by Christine McVie
7 - Mr. Blue Sky by ELO, the Electric Light Orchestra on their indelible "Out of the Blue" double-LP
8 - Hard Times Are Over by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, from the Double Fantasy CD
The leaves are shining in the sun, and I'm smiling inside... Hard times are over, over for a while.
9 - Bicycle Race (1978) Queen gave us this spring-like hit. Dust off your bike and ride!
10 - Moths by Jethro Tull, from the Heavy Horses CD, another talented warm seasonal album.
And the long night awakened and we soared on powdered wings,
circling our tomorrows in the wary month of spring ...
11 - Flowers and Beads by Iron Butterfly, the trippy psychedelic sixties band
12 - Springtime in Vienna by Tragically Hip
13 - Rainmaker by the Partridge Family, and it usually rains all spring, but the flowers love it!
14 - Spring Collection by the Vapors, the naughty 80s band we can't forget.
15 - Spring Affair by Donna Summer
16 - Flowers are Red by Harry Chapin
17 - Here Comes the Spring by Tony Orlando & Dawn
18 - Time of the Season by the Zombies
19 - Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
20 - Flower in the Sun by Janis Joplin. This songs really sounds like spring, a perfect tune to round off the list.
Bonus Track: "La Isla Bonita" by Madonna, another tune that smells like spring and sounds like fun.
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Spring is the new season, so get your spring song mix tape on deck, and go outside!