I don’t know what I’m more bored with – this non-stop nasty weather or the fact that there is NO ESCAPING IT!!! It’s all over the news and our news feeds; pot holes so big they’re more like a portal to Hell itself, snow storms leaving people stranded in their own homes, and salt stains that have ruined all of my cute winter boots! Enough is enough – here’s a radical way to beat the never-ending winter blues. I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 songs to give you spring fever (in my humble opinion). Just grab a nice iced coffee, put on your sunnies and sandals, and smile as you listen to it on repeat and pray for Mr.Sunshine to do his work already.
5. Black – Pearl Jam
Intimate lyrics and, and hauntingly beautiful instrumentals makes Pearl Jam’s “Black” the perfect song to listen to during warm spring showers.
4. Heavy Bells – J. Roddy Walston & The Business
I have no idea what the lyrics mean. Seriously though, if it makes sense to you, let me in on it because I just don’t get it. All I do know is that this song is fun, electric, and just makes me want to run barefoot in the sunshine. Isn’t that what spring is all about?
3. Sweet Jane – The Velvet Underground
Though Lou Reed certainly had his moments, I can’t help but find this song charming and surprisingly light (we are talking about the Velvet Underground for goodness sake.) Although the Cowboy Junkies cover is probably the best cover of any song…ever, the original still tugs at my heartstrings in a way no other song can.
2. Mean Streets – Tennis
Melodic and just plain cool. It reminds me of the first warm day when you can drive around town with your windows down and the sun on your face.
1. Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
Nothing is more liberating than finally shedding your coat and swapping it out for a light jacket after a bout of winter blues. And I don’t think anything epitomizes liberation anymore than Billy Idol’s “Dancing With Myself.” Also, I don’t care what anyone says, this is music video is the shit.
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