Spring is just around the corner, and though the vernal equinox (the first official day of spring) doesn't come until March 20, we're in the mood for sunnier skies.
We're already planning an outing to the park, to a ballgame and to just about anywhere that doesn't involve the words “inside” or “snow.” To get us ready, the iPod is loaded with the following spring playlist.
“Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
The sun! Finally. George Harrison's beautiful composition captures exactly what we've been feeling. It's been a long, cold, lonely winter, indeed.
“Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” Creedence Clearwater Revival
As sure as there will be sun this spring, there will most certainly be plenty of rain — both showers and thunderstorms.
“Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season),” The Byrds
This oldie talks seasons, but it's also perfectly mellow and just the sort of thing we have in for springtime.
“All the Way,” Eddie Vedder
Baseball and new beginnings — two of our favorite things about spring — are captured beautifully by the Pearl Jam frontman in this tune about his beloved Cubbies.
“Happy,” Pharrell Williams
Sunshine is here, and Pharrell has us feeling a groove. As he sings, can't nothing bring us down from this one.
“If She Wants Me,” Belle & Sebastian
Bright and strummy is how we like it.
“Life in Technicolor,” Coldplay
The name says it all: This two and a half-minute instrumental is the feeling of waking up one day and realizing everything outside is becoming brighter and more vivid.
“All My Friends,” LCD Soundsystem
This song starts with a spritely piano melody and then builds and builds and builds until it's so bright and beautiful you can't help but love it.
“I'm Yours,” Jason Mraz
We feel Mraz should be used sparingly, but we dig this tune for any time we feel like relaxing in a lawn chair with a glass of lemonade. It will therefore be used often in the coming months.
“The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy),” Simon & Garfunkel
We don’t know if we love this song because it’s so familiar or because we just wanna feel groovy.