Spring In The Air
This playlist will have you jammin’ to warmer weather
Tired of snow, ice and that bulky parka? You are not alone! We’re all fed up with snowstorms and chilly vibes. Even the calendar is beckoning us to pack up our winter woollies. After a depressing deep freeze, spring ushers in a welcome change and some appropriate sunny tunes.
They Say It’s Spring – Blossom Dearie
Looking out the window and watching fluffy flurries dance past makes one wonder…just who said it’s Spring? Wiarton Willie, the calendar? It’s easy to jump to wintery conclusions when you’re still donning snow boots while the date screams - it’s Spring. Take a lesson from Blossom (now there’s the ultimate in seasonal stage names!). Have some faith that the worst is over and soon you can peel off those clunky mukluks for good!
Best lyrics: They say it's spring, this feeling light as a feather / They say this thing, this magic we share together came with the weather too.
Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
Like a breath of fresh spring air, comes this classic from the fab four. As we near the end of winter’s lengthy hold, the thought that the days are getting longer and warmer is enough to have you tip-toeing through the tulips in no time!
Best lyrics: Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter / Here comes the sun, here comes the sun and I say it's all right.
April in Paris – Doris Day
The giddy marriage of the City of Light and spring is commonplace in pop culture. The relationship between the bloom of new love and the season of rebirth charms the pants off lyricists and moviemakers alike. There are many tunes that soar with the delights of this season in Paris. What better way to make a fresh start but with the belle of all things pure, Doris Day?
Best lyrics: I never knew the charm of spring, never met it face to face / I never knew my heart could sing, never missed a warm embrace / 'Til April in Paris.
Spring Affair – Donna Summer
Never mind the blush of new love, Ms. Summer is breathily all hot and heavy! Spring might be as delicate as a baby lamb to some, but not to the woman who boasts the steamy season as her surname; it’s never too soon for some scorching romance.
Best lyrics: I've fallen, I've fallen / Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair and I'm hung up on you.
From This Moment On – Peach Union
Spring brings many changes – new relationships, the arrival of daffodils and tax season. For many, it signals the start of the next chapter. Peach Union offers a delightful song plump full of optimism for the dawn of the season of renewal.
Best lyrics: Things that change, never die / But like in Spring when flowers face the sky, we’re born again without pain in your eyes
Beautiful Day – U2
Carrying on with the positive vibe, U2 pledges for all of us to revel in the joys of clean air and fragrant flowers. After being shut in for the winter, the time has come to get outside and reacquaint yourself with life away from the couch.
Best lyrics: It's a beautiful day / Sky falls, you feel like it's a beautiful day / Don't let it get away.
Spring Fever – Elvis Presley
Randy dandy, Mr. Presley with his swivel hips and hunky voice is back to bewitch you with a spring fling. How can you say no to the King? He’s got the birds and the bees on his side.
Best lyrics: Spring fever, Spring is here at last / Spring fever, my heart's beating fast / Get up, get out, spring is everywhere!
Suddenly It’s Spring – Frank Sinatra
Check out the Chairmain of the Board, Mr. Sinatra. He’s smitten with the season and has broken out into song and dance! Footloose and fancy-free was never more in style.
Best lyric: Why is my heart dancing? Imagine dancing! You look at me, and suddenly it's spring / Why do I keep sighing? Not sad, just sighing, I'm young and free, and suddenly it's spring.
Spring – Saint Etienne
The warmer temperatures mean a warmer heart. It’s time to defrost and welcome a second chance. Saint Etienne in their dreamy demeanour offer up the ideal theme tune for a love revival. Spring clean your relationship and start anew!
Best lyric: It's only springtime/ Oh, you're too young to say you're through with love / It's only springtime, and I'll be different, I'll be different / I swear to you.
Written by: Jackie Middleton