We’re back! Students often have Spring Break at different times, so we’re back for week two with Part II of the definitive Spring Break playlist for 2016. Are you ready? Did you get your headphones out and head to the pool or beach or backyard? Well, hurry up, and get out there.
10. Take It Easy – The Eagles
The Eagles are part of the California sound defined in the 60s by so many classic artists. This song is a perfect road trip anthem. Take Route 66 out to Winslow and stand on the corner. See how it feels.
9. I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
The title says it all. Every Top 40 band plays this song all summer long for a reason. Its uplifting message can easily make anyone forget about school and all the stress.
8. California Gurls – Katy Perry
Why is Katy Perry on the list? Well, Katy Perry is awesome. I know, many of these songs are proven classics, and Katy is a pop star, and this song is silly, and blah blah blah. This song is fun, and so is Spring Break.
7. Happy – Pharrell Williams
Is anyone ever unhappy when school gets out on the Friday before Spring Break? Even if you love school and have incredible friends and the most popular girl or boy around you arm, no one is ever sad about vacation. Maybe this should be the first song on the list.
6. Brighter Than The Sun – Colbie Caillat
Colbie penned a gem. This bubbly song represents everything great about vacation. Maybe you’re not headed to Cancun this year, but Colbie can take you there.
5. Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bob Marley
Every vacation needs this song, along with the whole Bob Marley catalog. This song is near the top of the list for a reason. Spring Break isn’t long, so don’t waste any time, and certainly “Don’t Worry.”
4. Girls Just Want To Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
This is another classic where the title says it all. Cyndi Lauper’s 80s smash hit will never go away. Sure, it sounds dated, but who cares. The message still resonates.
3. Lazy Song – Bruno Mars
In no way do I condone laziness. However, if it’s Spring Break and all of your guitar practice is done…why not take a day? Laziness could certainly be handled on the beach or by a pool and not in front of the television or computer.
2. Island In The Sun – Weezer
I really don’t know how they did and continue to do it, but Weezer has creative mojo music magic. They are one of a kind, and this song is a vacation mainstay unlike any other. Go ahead, put it on, leave a commitment, and disagree. Double dare…
1. Spring – Antonio Vivaldi
Taken from “The Four Seasons,” Spring is the most uplifting movement in the famous concerto. The opening theme is easily recognizable, and though it’s not being pumped at clubs, Spring is what it is and has been for quite some time.
There it is…18 songs for Spring Break. For the record, I created this exact playlist in my phone. My wife and I are going to test it out on our next vacation. Wish us luck….
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