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8 Songs to Get You into the Spring Mood

Springtime in Austin, Texas. Photo by Morgan Borrego.

By Morgan Borrego

I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash. 

Nash wrote and released this song in 1972, becoming his biggest hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The lyrics talk about a positive change in someone’s life, the singer expresses that he can see clearly now, and the rain is gone. A metaphor for the difficulties and struggles he has faced in life, and now that the rain is gone, he feels a sense of clarity and optimism for the future. 

Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra 

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) released Mr. Blue Sky in 1978 as part of their “Out of the Blue” album. It became one of their most popular and recognizable songs. Written by Jeff Lynne, the band’s frontman, the song discusses a sunny and beautiful day where the singer expresses happiness and excitement about what he sees in the world around him. The title references a blue sky that appears after a storm, and the lyrics reference the sun shining down and the birds singing in the trees.

A Beautiful Morning by The Rascals

Written by the band’s members Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and released in 1968, this song became one of their biggest hits, reaching number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart. “A Beautiful Morning” is a prime example of The Rascal’s soulful style of music.

Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles

One of George Harrison’s most famous compositions, “Here Comes the Sun,” was included on the 1969 Beatles album, Here Comes the Sun. The song has a gentle acoustic melody and optimistic lyrics that perfectly capture the feeling of hope and renewal that comes with the arrival of Spring. 

Put Your Records On by Corrine Bailey Rae

Released in 2006 as the lead single from her self-titled debut album, this song was co-written by Bailey Rae, Steve Chrisanthou, and John Beck, and it quickly became a hit, reaching the top 10 in several countries. The song’s catchy melody and upbeat lyrics encourage listeners to embrace their individuality and enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

Butterflies by Casey Musgraves

“Butterflies,” the lead single from her album “Golden Hour,” released in 2018, is full of dreamy melody and heartfelt lyrics that describe the feeling of falling in love and experiencing the excitement and uncertainty of a new relationship. 

 What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

The classic song by jazz musician Louis Armstrong, released in 1967, wasn’t written by him but quickly became a big hit. The song has a joyful melody that feels optimistic about our world. The song has a simple, timeless message resonating with generations, making it a beloved classic. 

Blackbird by The Beatles

Written and performed by Paul McCartney, “Blackbird” was released as part of “The White Album” in 1968. The song is written from the perspective of a blackbird encouraging another bird to fly despite obstacles. Lyrics are said to be inspired by the Civil Rights Movement at the time. The piece carries a message of hope and perseverance, making it a favorite among Beatles fans.

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