“From indie hits to eighties jams, here are some songs guaranteed to get you through the season!”
Every season has it’s own soundtrack, and now that spring is finally here it’s time to switch out your cozy winter tunes for something sunnier. Here are five songs that will get you through everything from spring cleaning to easter egg hunts to exam revision, no matter what genre you may prefer.
Open the curtains, grab your bunny ears and put away the winter jams for now, it’s time to get moving!
No Rain by Blind Melon – Psychedelic Rock/Grunge
It’s always best to start with a classic, and that’s exactly what this is. This is a song that will make you yearn for open roads and campervans, for spontaneous raves in meadows and technicolour, for an era you probably weren’t even alive for. It may be from the nineties but it’s perfectly sunny and self-depreciating message endures even now, and it’s perfect for relieving any pre-exam anxiety you may be feeling. If you ever need a dance break, this is the song for you.
Step On by The Happy Mondays – Acid House/Madchester
Once again, it’s an oldie but a goodie. The hooks are irresistible, the lyrics are absurd, and the band members are straight up mental. If there’s any song you should put on repeat for spring cleaning it’s this one, as you’ll instantly be transported to the heady days of baggy clothes, day glo and light substance abuse. The Madchester scene might be an unfamiliar one to anyone outside of the UK, but this is the perfect way to get stuck in.
Zoom By The Last Dinosaurs – Indie Rock/Synthpop
If you’re more of a laid back person, this is the perfect song for you. It’s the kind of music that makes you want to sit by a river journalling, or pressing flowers, or making sweet tea in delicate china cups. Admittedly the riffs are still to die for, but the mix of electro and poppy vocals mean it’s less in your face than some of my other picks. In short, it’s as close as this blog is going to get to recommending a pop song, so check it out.
San Francisco by The Mowgli’s – Alternative Rock
This might be the most unapologetically optimistic song on this list. It’s upbeat, it’s happy, and if nothing else the music video with put a huge smile on your face. If the kids have exhausted you this holiday, or the mountains of history notes you’ve still got to look through are getting you down, then this is the perfect song to help you get your energy back. Try and tell me it hasn’t cheered you up, go on, I dare you!
This Is Gospel by Panic! At The Disco and Popeska – Remix
Okay, so this might technically be cheating, but who cares? The remix is called the Start Of Spring mix, so it’s the perfect way to end this list! It’s chill but still bouncy, familiar enough to appease the emo trash while still sounding fresh and new, and most of all my boyfriend recommended it so it’s certifiably awesome. Plus it has gospel in the title, so it’s biblical right? I’d take this over a church service any day!
….And that’s all folks! Leave me a comment with your favourite spring time jam, let me know if you’re familiar with any of the songs on this list, and most of all: