Ahhh. . . Springtime. This is one of my favorite times of year for music, when you can start taking more leisurely walks to work, ambling to the songs on your iPod. Or play some easygoing tunes in the car with the windows turned down — just a crack for now, but it's enough to feel the promise in the air. So, tell me: what songs best exemplify this season? What should I put on my "Songs for Spring" playlist?
I have some ideas to get things started. Belle and Sebastian's "Another Sunny Day" has that pleasant, mellowing effect, while "99 Red Balloons" makes me want to bop down a sun-splashed street. The songs can be thematic in terms of title or lyrics (like Outkast's "So Fresh, So Clean") or evocative in tone (like the lovely instrumentals of Blur's "The Universal").
No need to embed the music or include links, just put the song titles and artists in the comments below and we'll build a sunshine-and-soft-breezes playlist. To see some of my ideas and to add your own,
Songs for Spring:
"New Soul" by Yael Naim
"So Fresh, So Clean" by Outkast
"The Universal" by Blur
"99 Red Balloons" by Nena
"Love Goes Home to Paris in the Spring" by Magnetic Fields