The arrival of spring is a time of renewal, rebirth, and rejuvenation.
The sun begins to shine a little brighter, the flowers bloom, and the air fills with the sweet scent of fresh growth.
It’s a season that inspires creativity, and music is no exception.
Throughout the years, countless artists have captured the essence of spring through their music, creating songs that celebrate the energy, beauty, and joy of this magical time of year.
From pop hits to soulful ballads, there’s a springtime song for everyone.
In this article, we’ve compiled a list of 35 of the best songs about spring, each one capturing a unique aspect of this season.
Whether you’re looking for a playlist to soundtrack your springtime activities, or simply want to bask in the warm and sunny vibes, these songs will surely put a spring in your step.
So sit back, relax, and let the music take you on a journey through the sights and sounds of spring.
1. April Come She Will – Simon & Garfunkel
To begin with, we have this wonderful song included in the 1966 album Sounds of Silence.
A nursery rhyme inspired the lyrics of this song, which a girl who was having an affair with Simon used to recite.
The song describes several seasons of the year, with April being the one that expresses renewal as it is the beginning of spring.
This amazing piece is about the passing of time and the changing seasons, using the metaphor of a woman’s life cycle to illustrate the idea.
2. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
Up to this point, the following song needs no introduction.
Released in 1969 in the album Abbey Road, Here Comes The Sun was composed on a sunny day after some busy weeks George Harrison had had.
Just like the way it was created, the track represents the start of something new which resembles the arrival of spring.
Nowadays this soft and sweet song is still one of the most iconic tracks of the group.
3. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
Published in 1977 and included in the double album Out Of The Blue, the upbeat, sunny vibe makes this song related to spring.
The opening line suggests a clear blue sky common in this season.
Although it has no explicit relation to the season of love and flowers, its bright and cheerful sound and themes of optimism and renewal make it a popular choice for spring playlists, evoking the joy and energy of the season.
4. Centerfield – John Fogerty
With its upbeat tempo and feel-good vibe, Centerfield is a perfect song to kick off the spring season.
Released in 1985 and taking part in the album of the same name, this rock song celebrates the joy and excitement of baseball season.
5. Spring Affair – Donna Summer
When talking about spring, we cannot forget about the romantic and sensual energy of this season.
Released in 1976, Spring Affair was included as the first single of the album Four Seasons Of Love.
Besides, Summer’s powerful vocals evoke the sense of renewal and excitement that comes with the arrival of spring.
With its infectious groove and sultry atmosphere, this is a perfect song to get you in the mood for the warmer weather.
6. Up With The Birds – Coldplay
Ideal for the spring season, Up With The Birds by Coldplay is a reflective song that contemplates the concepts of rebirth and renewal.
This track boasts Chris Martin’s soaring vocals that complement a gentle piano melody, leading to a crescendo in the chorus that celebrates the beauty and potential of life.
The song, which appears on the 2012 album Mylo Xyloto, captures the essence of the season with its lyrical references to the changing of seasons, specifically spring.
Lines such as “The spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing child” highlight the theme of fresh starts, making this piece an ideal song for the season.
7. I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
Featuring an optimistic and uplifting tune, this song commemorates the dawn of a new day.
Its lively lyrics and catchy melody make it a perfect ode for spring, a season that symbolizes hope and rejuvenation.
Originally released in 1972 as part of an album bearing the same name, the song’s lyrics reference the emergence of sunshine after a rainy day, symbolizing the idea of renewal.
With its exuberant energy and themes of optimism and revival, this is an ideal track to embrace the spring season with open arms.
8. Spring Vacation – The Beach Boys
This a fun and upbeat song that perfectly captures the spirit of the season.
Released in 2012, and included in the album That’s Why God Made the Radio the song features Brian Wilson’s signature harmonies over a lively melody that evokes feelings of warmth, happiness, and relaxation.
The lyrics paint a vivid picture of a carefree spring break and embody the joy and excitement that comes with the arrival of spring and the promise of sunny days ahead.
In short, a perfect song to kick off the season and get listeners in the mood for some fun in the sun.
9. Can’t Stop The Spring – Flaming Lips
Can’t Stop the Spring by the punk group The Flaming Lips is a lively and dynamic song that honors the unstoppable power of spring.
First released in 1987, the track is featured on the album Oh My Gawd!!!.
The song’s lyrics encourage listeners to embrace the season’s power, while its infectious energy and uplifting message make it a perfect anthem for spring – a time of renewal, growth, and natural beauty.
10. Spring Again – Biz Markie
Get ready to feel the warm and vibrant vibes of spring with Spring Again.
This lively and upbeat song from his 1989 album The Biz Never Sleeps is the perfect anthem to welcome in the season of renewal and growth.
With its funky bassline and soulful samples, the song captures the essence of spring, evoking feelings of warmth and joy.
Through its infectious energy and catchy chorus, this track is guaranteed to get you moving and feeling the positive spirit of the season.
So put on your dancing shoes and let this piece be the soundtrack to your springtime adventures.
11. Some Other Spring – Billie Holiday
12. Silver Springs – Fleetwood Mac
13. It Might as Well Be Spring – Frank Sinatra
14. Spring Fever – Elvis Presley
15. Butterflies – Kacey Musgraves
16. A Beautiful Morning – The Rascals
17. Appalachian Springs – The Verve
18. Keep Your Head Up – Andy Grammer
19. Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most – Ella Fitzgerald
20. Spring – Two Door Cinema Club
21. Waiting For The Sun – The Doors
22. Spring (Among the Living) – My Morning Jacket
23. Spring Break-Up – Luke Bryan
24. Spring Nicht – Tokio Hotel
25. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most – Bette Midler
26. Put Your Records On – Corrine Bailey Rae
27. The First Days Of Spring – Noah and the Whale
28. Lullaby Of Spring – Donovan
29. Spring Rain – Pat Boone
30. Beautiful Day – U2
31. A Fathers First Spring – The Avett Brothers
32. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield
33. Spring Is Here – Nina Simone
34. Come In With The Rain – Taylor Swift
35. When It’s Springtime In Alaska – Johnny Cash
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