Playlist: A Bit Like Spring Itself

We made it through the wilderness. Somehow, we made it through. It’s finally spring!* Spring is the best. It’s not too hot, not too cold, and it is a welcome break from the dark, cold days of winter.

It’s my very favorite season, and I’ve even included my very favorite song on this playlist for you. That’s how special spring is.

Songs for spring sound a little bit like spring itself: they start slow and creep into your bones, they start with a bang and have you rolling down the windows of your car as you drive, they make you realize how beautiful your life is again. The sun is shining, girls are wearing sundresses (bless sundresses and the girls who wear them), flowers are blooming. It’s a wonderful time to be happy and alive, don’t you agree?

*Sorry, Southern Hemisphere, but at least you get autumn now? Autumn is okay, too.

Even polar bears are happy it is Spring again!

Even polar bears are happy it is Spring again!

Playlist: A Bit Like Spring Itself


Open Air – Lemolo
Are You Still Waiting? – Hee Young
The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side – The Magnetic Fields
Parentheses – The Blow
Anything Could Happen – Ellie Goulding
L’Enfer – Coralie Clément
Sahara Mahala – The Jezabels
Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect – The Decemberists
If You Fall – Azure Ray
Stella – Bertie Blackman
Two Way Street – Kimbra
Almost, Always, All Yours – Widower
The Sweetest Thing – Camera Obscura
Pollen – Mirah
New Lover – Josh Ritter
Lion’s Mane – Iron & Wine
The Next Time Around – Little Joy
Drove Me Wild – Tegan and Sara

Spring! from Autostraddle on 8tracks Radio.

What songs are on your Springtime playlists?

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Hansen is the former DIY & Food Editor of and likes to spend most days making and cooking and writing. She teaches creative writing at Colorado State University and is pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in her free time.

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  1. I want to listen to this but it snowed where I am this morning so feel like that would be cheating?

    *bides time, waiting for Britain to realise that it’s spring.*

    *Scoffs at the likelihood of this happening within the next two months (or ever).*

  2. These are some of my very favorite songs! I can’t wait to listen to this, even though there’s about 6 inches of snow on the ground today.

  3. So many good artists! I love that Bertie Blackman is on here. This playlist is totally working for Autumn as well.

  4. I listened to this playlist this morning as I was getting ready for work! Loved it! I hope you make more playlists in the future, Hansen!

  5. Definitely brightening up a dull day stuck in the fluorescent lighting of the library :) A+++. 10 gold stars for you.

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