Songs About Spring - here are a few, but where are the rest?

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11 Abr 2006, 16:56

I don't know how things are where you are, but from where I sit, I see redbud trees covered in pink flowers, daffodils, narcissus and tulips blooming everywhere, forsythia bushes draped in yellow blooms, and trees with that fresh blush of young green. It reawakens my penchant for seasonal playlists but I find, alas, that I don't actually have that many songs about spring, and it's funny because very few of those I do have feel anything like spring -- to the contrary, just when I'm coming out of my winter blues, these songs are almost all depressing, or at least slow. But here's the playlist I'm listening to today, any recommendations of good songs about spring appreciated -- not ones that make you feel like spring, but songs that are about the season itself.

Spring Song This is a very very short instrumental from tranquil atmospheric Swedish band Club 8's record "Spring Came, Rain Fell." And I mean VERY short, but it's a nice starter.

Spring Rain From the Go-Betweens record "Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express," an excellent example of them at their most melodic and cheerful. The song is one of my favorites of theirs. Also to be found on my 'rain' playlist, which is a longer one!

Jack Leaves & Back Spring I think the Blue Aeroplanes were a pretty swell underrated band, and this song is a nice example of them, though not their best. It doesn't really have all that much to do with spring, but at least it mentions it.

April & May A reasonably miserable number from David Fridlund (aka David of Swedish band David & The Citizens) but then, he specializes in turning misery into tuneful pop.

Silent Spring "Hear the grasses sing, even in this silent spring." A quiet mood piece from Bettie Serveert from their record Lamprey that takes full advantage of Carol Van Dyke's beautiful voice but is hardly one of their best.

Spring Came, Rain Fell. Another slow pretty one.

Float On. Now this Love Tractor song actually does feel kind of spring like, in that very beautiful early morning when everything is quiet and you're sitting on your porch with a cup of coffee taking it all in and feeling mellow kind of way.

But where are the happy "hooray! spring is here!" songs? Got any?
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  • M_Kirk

    Led Zeppelin - Rain song mentions all kinds of seasons, specially spring!

    11 Abr 2006, 18:06
  • plantpower253

    Isolation Years - Melting Minds is one of my all-time favorite songs. It's all about the coming of spring and the maturity that comes with rebirth.

    11 Abr 2006, 20:01
  • plantpower253

    Haha, after looking at your top artists I see you probably know all about Melting Minds already :-) It's always great to find another Isolation Years fan!

    11 Abr 2006, 20:05
  • popgurl

    Oh! Forgot about that one. There are probably a few more hiding in my collection without Spring in their titles. Thanks for the reminder.

    11 Abr 2006, 20:35
  • DougGilmour

    Architecture In Helsinki - Spring 2008 (very light and bright indie-pop) The Rapture - The Coming Of Spring (thrashy, noisy post-punk revival) -Dan

    11 Abr 2006, 21:52
  • museumfreak

    Saint Etienne, Spring? A lot of their stuff is very springy anyway, particularly that beautiful album that has Heart Falls in the Back of the Taxi on it. Also, I can think of a bunch of Joni Mitchell songs that are sort of springy. Little Green or Circle Game would be the most obvious.

    4 May 2006, 2:40
  • DougGilmour

    The Magnetic Fields - The Sun Goes Down and the World Goes Dancing

    4 May 2006, 6:21
  • museumfreak

    Two more, by my favorite power pop (official motto: the lyrics don't HAVE to make sense, we have three adorable *omg crush* indie girls who can sing in unison to produce a hypnotising effect, fabulous guitar riffs, and are selling tshirts that say my girlfriend is in palomar) band, Palomar. So I like indie pop bands and music that makes everyone else want to throw up. So shoot me. Can't Wake Up, Palomar II full count, saturday night, I grab onto you, it's just our luck there's only pitchers left to hit, with every last mistake I get walks off you game for game . . . Palomar II is totally a spring album. And their new one, which I am totally about to set up an iTunes (god help me, I've become an iWhore) account for the sole purpose of buying, Stay Out Late, off Palomar 3.5. This song is apparently all about spring, explicitly, judging from the iTunes sample. And wow . . . I'm like, totally talking California style on the Internet. *facepalm* ps: you aren't going to be at The Hyperlinked Society, are you?

    18 May 2006, 9:56
  • popgurl

    [quote]ps: you aren't going to be at The Hyperlinked Society, are you?[/quote] Nope - but if you are please let me know what's happening there.

    19 May 2006, 17:51
  • Cladonio

    Just as I was visiting here my radio played me A Sunny Spring Day by Three Berry Icecream. What a coincidence. Then of course there's Tom Lehrer's 'Poisoning Pigeons in the Park' which is, after all, a description of the delightful activities possible on a spring Sunday. Spring is here! A-suh-puh-spring is here: life is skittles and life is beer! etc.

    23 May 2006, 22:08
  • popgurl

    A SERIOUS childhood favorite that I had my 9 year old son dying over just a few weeks ago (though the Elements song got him the most)! Best rhyme: poisining pigeons -- it just takes a smidgen! -- to poison a pigeon in the park. Hadn't thought of it as a Spring song per se, but I guess you've got a point... and I have that one in my iTunes library too!

    24 May 2006, 0:51
  • glendarian

    Hi, OK so it's summer now (you've probably got a new thread by now, I haven't seen), but I was just listening to the wonderful Jack leaves by the Blue Aeroplanes and saw this lovely thread. What about Beltane? Not too well-known perhaps (unfortunately) but a wonderful celebration of spring. I'm sure there are more but can't think of anything right at the moment.

    31 Jul 2007, 9:45
  • glendarian

    PS Oops, Beltane by Jethro Tull, that is. I thought the tag system had included that.

    31 Jul 2007, 9:46
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