After a long, dreary winter, spring brings a sense of energy and vitality. As the days grow longer and the trees start budding, birds begin to sing once more. And they’re not the only ones who feel this season is a cause for celebration. We’ve compiled some favorite songs about spring to get you in the spirit of the season.
The Lovin’ Spoonful’s 1966 classic, Daydream, provides an upbeat take on love on a spring day. Flash forward to 2000, and Bono sings about the upside of spring with a bit more power. U2’s Beautiful Day starts out, “The heart is in bloom.” Deep in the song, the lyrics get a bit more obvious. “See the bird with a leaf in her mouth. After the flood, all the colors came out.”
April showers brought a collaboration between Natasha Bedingfield and Lifehouse in 2012. Between the Raindrops is a relationship metaphor that plays out somewhere between the calm and the storm.
Speaking of storms, who can forget Stormy Weather by the great Lena Horne? That one came out back in 1943, but it’s certainly a classic.
The concept of spring being both a blessing and a curse is captured in Live’s 1994 hit, Lightning Crashes. The haunting lyrics describe an old mother dying as a new baby is born.
Spring storms have made for great material for country artists, too. Garth Brooks’ Thunder Rolls, from 1991, describes severe weather moving in from the outside as a storm of another kind brews inside a couple’s marriage.
The song struck a chord with listeners, earning Brooks his sixth No. 1 song on the country singles chart, with plenty of crossover appeal.
More recently, Luke Bryan took a different twist on spring break. Not the joy of vacation, but the angst of a relationship being over. His Spring Breakdown, which just came out in 2015, laments how the “song is over.”
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