Looky here – today’s the first day of spring! We had some very spring-like weather Friday and Saturday, it warmed up to 60+ degrees on Saturday, which was a welcome respite from the cold arctic air we’ve been experiencing this year. Meanwhile it’s Monday – you know that Monday means music!
For this new year, the 4M crew is operating a bit differently. If you have a theme idea, submit your request by email. Each person’s suggestion(s) will be credited accordingly – unless someone wants to volunteer for the monthly co-host spot, then we won’t be looking for anyone to fill it in 2023. It’s tough to commit for 4-weeks. The object is to keep things fun!
For this week, our theme was chosen by our very own MMMM co-conductor and friend, Alana from Ramblin’ with AM who suggested: “Spring begins today in the Northern Hemisphere and fall in the Southern. Pick songs about spring (or fall, depending on where you live) or that have Spring (or fall) in the title.” Let’s get this spring party started!
Let’s start with gorgeous storytelling in this 2018 country-crossover hit that recounts the springtime love feeling of butterflies. New love is always equated with the newness of spring, and Butterflies captures the essence of a new love feeling that is delicately balanced and may not actually materialize.
Give a listen to Kacey Musgraves with “Butterflies”:
Next up is a song I bet a lot of people might be sharing today, for good reason. The boys of spring play a central role in this song. This rocker’s anthem to baseball, America’s springtime passion, connects a boy’s desire to have his coach put him in to play with the hopefulness many feel with the first sunshine of spring.
The song recounts his hopes to play baseball to prove his worth and join in on the game to get his “moment in the sun.” we can all relate to wanting an opportunity to shine, just like this song, and the connection of America’s favorite pastime adds a unique twist to this springtime themed tune.
Get ready to dance, here’s John Fogerty with “Centerfield”:
Next up is a song that has an inspirational story behind it. The artist wrote this song as a pick me up song after failing to sell any of his albums one day. Little did he know that the same song would serve as his stepping stone in the music industry.
Keep your head up, because the dark days of Winter are over!
Give a listen to Andy Grammer with “Keep Your Head Up”:
Last, but certainly not least, not many songs by the wildly popular boy band that were released in the 2000s earned as much radio play as this song. While not explicitly one of the songs about spring that reflect on the change of seasons or even new beginnings, this catchy tune has another claim to the season. With the inflection of the lead singer’s voice, the chorus is widely sung as “it’s gonna be May”, landing this hit song squarely in the realm of a springtime tune that is hard to forget.
Get ready to dance, here’s NSYNC with “It’s Gonna Be Me (It’s Gonna Be May)”:
That’s a wrap for this week – see you on the dance floor!
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!