That’s right, music students – school is out and it’s time to take extra music lessons and lock yourself away in a room to practice all day long…right? Maybe not, but it is time to say goodbye to the cold rainy season and hello to Spring! Since eighteen is the age when students most often enter college, and college has such a long-standing history of turning perfectly fine young people into cavemen for one week out of the year and calling it Spring Break, we have pulled together eighteen songs to ring in Spring for 2016. Please enjoy Part 1 of our Spring Break 2016 Playlist.
18. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
Nothing says warm weather and positive energy like this Beatles classic. As soon as the opening chords strike, the listener knows they’ve been transported.
17. Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Walking On Sunshine is pure fun. After thirty years this song stands as one of the best vacation songs of all time.
16. Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
The title says it all. Brian Wilson’s masterpiece will never go out of style. Music students can learn so much from this song with its layers of rich textures.
15. Soak Up The Sun – Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow tapped into a mood on this record. The whole album has a “get away from it all” energy, and this song sums it all up.
14. Beautiful Day – U2
U2 has a long history of creating inspiring music, but this song wakes up the best part of people. On the first Monday of Spring Break, try waking up to this classic and see how quickly vacation sets in.
13. Keep your Head Up – Andy Grammer
Andy Grammer might be newer compared to other artists on this list, but he’s been putting out positive musical energy for over a decade in Los Angeles. Keep Your Head Up of is the warm weather jam that you can’t help but sing out loud.
12. All Star – Smash Mouth
It’s officially a classic! All Star resonates with everyone of every age. Take a moment in your car by yourself, windows down, and blast this chorus on your way to the beach.
11. Best Day Of My Life – American Authors
The last song on part 1 of our list is an infectious feel good anthem. It’s impossible to hear this song and not smile.
Alright….now, we’ve broken this list up into two parts for two reasons. One, finding these gems and narrowing everything down takes time. Two, it takes time to listen to all these songs. Take a few minutes each day during break and get into vacation mode.