Spring has sprung.
For so many of us, spring is a promise of the shorts, swimsuits, and sunglasses yet to come in the future months. It means that not only is spring here, but summer is almost here. Spring means, “It’s only a matter of time before my time is mine again. Viva la vacation!”
For Josh and I, however, spring and the summer to follow mean the end of our vacation and the return to “real life.” We will be working hard all summer long to pay for this semester and our final two semesters at college before entering the workforce doing our “real jobs.” In this sense, spring really is a brand new day for us, and we couldn’t be more excited.
Many of the lyrics of the following songs feature themes of growth, new life, and new beginnings. Others are just those bouncy, feel-good melodies you love to play on your iPod as you saunter down a street the sunny morning after a rainstorm. Be advised this is a very diverse playlist, and it is likely that you will encounter some of your favorite songs mixed in with some of the music this world has to offer that is more annoying to you than anything else . . . Even so, I like to think that it has something for everyone.
I hate that this is true, but the playlist may only function on YouTube.
- “Beautiful Day” by U2
- “Here Comes the Sun” by Sheryl Crow (I like this version better than the Beatles :-/)
- “Younger Than Springtime” (South Pacific) by Matthew Morrison
- “First Day of Spring” by Chris Brown
- “Rockin’ Robin” by the Jackson 5
- “Sunrise” by In the Heights cast
- “April Showers” by Al Jolson
- “Lollipop” by Mika
- “Here I Am” by Bryan Adams and Hans Zimmer
- “There Is Life” by Allison Krauss
- “Allstar” by Smashmouth
- “Concert of the Age” by Phillips, Craig, & Dean (One of my favorite songs of all time!)
- “59th Street Bridge Song” by Simon & Garfunkel
- “Winter’s on the Wing” by The Secret Garden Original Broadway Cast
- “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colby Caillat
- “Sunchyme” by Dario G
- “Hoppipolla” by Sigur Ros
- “Best Years of Our Lives” by Baha Men
- “Four Seasons (Spring)” by Antonio Vivaldi
- “New Day” by Avalon