Top 5 Songs That Make You Think of Spring…

Have you seen the movie High Fidelity with John Cusack…? It’s a pretty good movie, Jack Black is unreal in it. But I always loved the concept of the “top 5 songs” in the movie… They were record store snobs, so they would debate “the top 5 songs to play on a Monday morning”, “top 5 musical crimes perpetrated by Stevie Wonder in the 80’s and 90’s”, “Top 5 side one, track ones” , “top 5 songs about death”, etc….

So I thought it would be fun to have some of these from time to time… and welcome a debate, if you are so inclined…

So with Spring starting today… Here’s my Top 5 songs that make me think of Spring!


Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now

This song is what morning in Spring feels like. The anticipation of a nice warm day. The song sounds like plants growing, animals moving about, birds singing.

Suntan City – Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan has done several Spring Break EP’s, but this song just captures all the emotions of Spring Break… Mind you I have had only one true college spring break in my life, but this hits all the points of that one week!

Len – Steal My Sunshine

Another song that is just a total vibe record. This would be your late 90s springtime record! Lyrically it’s something else, but the music just lays back and takes you on a trip in the sun… And the video is all about the sun, mopeds and tank shirts…

Pontoon – Little Big Town

Released April 2002, there’s not another song that needs to be played when you are putting the boat in the water for the first time of the year! This song is all about slowing down, enjoying the sun and water, and enjoying life…

Beautiful Day – U2

This song has always sounded like a sunrise to me. There are so many obvious religious undertones to this record, you can’t get away from the theme of renewal and rebirth. Which is what Spring is all about…

So… Agree/disagree?  Let me know what songs I may have missed in the comments below…

2 thoughts on “Top 5 Songs That Make You Think of Spring…

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  1. I would disagree that these are the TOP 5 songs to induce thoughts of spring. HOWEVER, I’m so shocked at the truth in LEN’s “You Steal My Sunshine” being one of them, I can’t think of other better choices. Like it or not, that song does invoke spring. Good call!


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