Spring Has Sprung: Five Classic Songs for the Season (page 2)

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"Here comes the sun!" McCartney proclaims. (Provided photo)

“Here comes the sun!” McCartney proclaims. (Provided photo)

3. “Time of the Season,” The Zombies


Ah, spring love! Were the Zombies probably talking about the peace, love and happiness mentality of the hippie movement when they sang “it’s the time of the season for loving” on their 1968 hit? Yes. But does it perfectly describe spring love? Yes.

4. “A Beautiful Morning,” The Rascals


After months of of dreary winter weather, there’s nothing like waking up to fresh air and sunshine. In 1968, on their first single as the Rascals instead of the Young Rascals, the blue-eyed soul group sang about the simple pleasure of the spring dawn putting a spring in one’s step.

5. “Have You Ever Seen The Rain?”, Creedence Clearwater Revival


CCR’s 1971 single may seem like the downer guest to this otherwise upbeat party, but have you ever heard the phrase those “April showers bring may flowers”? CCR frontman John Fogerty sings about wonder of watching rain fall on an otherwise sunny day, though admittedly his proverbial message digs deeper than lyrics about the weather.

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