It’s the first full day of spring, and that means warmer weather and driving with the top down.
Spring is a very important time for music, as many albums are released just before the summer concert season. There are also some great songs specifically written about spring and summer.
Remember, glam fans: there’s a reason Vivaldi wrote the symphony Four Seasons!
Some of the best summer friendly songs are those that instantly capture the carefree mood of everyone's favorite season. Tommy Shaw and Jack Blades recently recorded the Seals and Crofts classic "Summer Breeze" for their Influence album.
Just hearing the lyrics to "Summer Breeze" takes me to another place of fun and laughter, warm days, shorts and sandals.
My first car was a convertible, great for listening to music while cruising in the hot July heat. I remember driving that car around my little hometown and cranking the radio. I usually had one or two girlfriends with me at all times, and we'd play our newest CDs. was always in huge rotation in my car. I listened to the
Get a Grip album so many times all my closest friends knew every lyric to every song as well as I did!
Aerosmith's next album, Nine Lives, was released in 1997. I graduated high school in 1998, so that album was a major part of my senior year.
The bad boys of Boston released O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits in 2002. Included on that disc is the track "Girls of Summer."
I wish I still drove a convertible, but when I graduated high school, I inherited my mom's car and she got a new one. No more convertible for the glam mistress! Now, I have my own money and a steady job and I suppose I could have a cherry red convertible again if I really wanted one, even if for the sole purpose of cranking Poison on the first 80 degree June afternoon.
So, bring on spring and summer!
Bring on the hot temperatures, massive concert tours, short shorts and sun block.
All this talk of summer fun makes me want to download David Lee Roth's "California Girls" to my iPod.
Do you have a favorite song about spring or summer?