Just as Earth, Wind & Fire‘s “September” marks the beginning of autumn and it just wouldn’t be the summer without the Beach Boys’ surf anthems, the beginning of spring heralds the return of sunshine tunes. It’s a season for rebirth, and for rediscovering nature once more. Get a spring in your step with five classic songs for spring, from The Beatles to The Zombies.
1. “Here Comes The Sun,” The Beatles
The George Harrison-penned “Here Comes the Sun” is not only the most upbeat track on “Abbey Road,” its whimsical opening chords practically invite frolicking in the grass. The difference between a spring song and a summer song can be subtle, but with lyrics about the “long, cold, lonely winter,” “Here Comes the Sun” may be the ultimate spring song.
2. “Daydream,” The Lovin’ Spoonful
On the Lovin’ Spoonful’s 1966 hit, it’s not just sunshine and whistling solos – John Sebastian and co. manage to sneak in a few tongue-in-cheek lines, like “I’m blowing the day to take a walk in the sun/And fall on my face in somebody’s new mowed lawn.” Still, nature-inspired daydreaming feels like a decidedly spring thing to do, doesn’t it?