Finally, spring has sprung. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining longer to mark the occasion. March 20 is the first day of spring, and as we shed our winter coats and welcome in this new season, what better way to celebrate than with music that captures the essence of spring? Whether you’re seeking songs about new beginnings or just want to sing along to catchy tunes while taking a stroll outside, we have got you covered.
From lyrics about fresh starts to the beauty of nature, we’ve compiled a list of the perfect tunes to add to your springtime playlist. So sit back, relax, and let these songs transport you to a world of growth, new love, and all things spring.
“Begin Again” — Taylor Swift
The perfect track to usher in this new season, “Begin Again” by Taylor Swift is about, well, beginning again! Spring is the time when the natural world comes alive with renewed energy, and we too can see our lives with a fresh perspective. As Taylor knows well, the highs and lows of love go hand in hand – it’s impossible to get through life without both. Plus, this European fantasy spring music video gives us all the romantic vibes we need. Spring vacation in Paris, anyone?
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“April Come She Will” — Simon & Garfunkel
These bittersweet lyrics never fail to tug on our heartstrings, especially when combined with the angelic voice of Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon’s delicate guitar playing. The passage of time is marked by changing seasons, and in the case of this song, by a lover who arrives and then moves on again. “April Come She Will” reminds us that everything in life is temporary, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate it while it lasts. It’s truly a timeless classic, no matter the time of year!
For even more Simon & Garfunkel, cross The Bridge (Ch. 17) to the mellow side of classic rock and ’70s folk rock.
“After the Storm” — Kali Uchis feat. Tyler, The Creator and Bootsy Collins
After dark and stormy winter nights, we all need a positive message to take us into this new season of light and joy. That’s where Kali Uchis comes in, “‘Cause after the storm’s when the flowers bloom!” The irresistible groove of this track, coupled with the vibrant floral imagery of its music video, transports us to a world bursting with springtime vibes, and we just can’t get enough. For your healthy dose of good vibrations, dive into this quirky song and enjoy the ride!
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“Spring Vacation” — The Beach Boys
It’s hard not to feel good when you wake up to sunshine streaming through your bedroom windows, and that’s how it feels to listen to The Beach Boys! The sweet harmonies of this classic band never get old, and when it comes to planning a spring vacation, the laid-back positivity of The Beach Boys is exactly what we need. Turn this song up to eleven and try not to crack a smile — we dare you!
Keep the springtime vibes flowing with the nice and easy pop of The Blend (Ch. 16), where feeling good has never been easier.
“Spring Affair” — Donna Summer
We don’t know about you, but this warmer weather gets us in the mood to dance. As the days keep on getting longer, you never know where the night could lead! If the spring sunshine has got you feeling the same way, why not indulge in a “Spring Affair” with Donna Summer and let the spirit of disco into your heart? A spring romance could be just around the corner…
Get more ‘70s on 7 (Ch. 7) with DJs who boogie down and spin 45 rpm records, and let the rhythms put a spring in your step!
“Lotus Flower” — Radiohead
For all the Radiohead fans out there, this might be your go-to spring soundtrack starter. “Lotus Flower” brings together an infectious beat and satisfying bassline with an experimental edge. With lyrics about freedom and blooming flowers, this song is ideal to transition us into the next season of our lives. Of course, Thom Yorke’s dance moves in the video are an added bonus!
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