MMMM: Spring!

Alana chose as today’s theme "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." Well, I thought of three songs that mention spring in the lyrics right off the top, and found seven more. If you prefer a playlist, you can find it here

Bobby Goldsboro, “Honey”

Neil Diamond, “Sweet Caroline”

Tom Lehrer, “Poisoning Pigeons In The Park”

Frank Sinatra, “It Might As Well Be Spring”

The Beach Boys, “Spring Vacation”

Electric Light Orchestra, “Mr. Blue Sky”

Johnny Horton, “When It’s Springtime In Alaska (It’s 40 Below)”

Chris Rea, “Fires Of Spring”

Billie Holiday, “Some Other Spring”

Ella Fitzgerald, “Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most”

And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for March 20, 2023.

Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by Marie, Cathy, Alana, and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.

35 thoughts on “MMMM: Spring!

  1. It was so nice listening to old favorites like Mr. Blue Sky and Sweet Caroline, and old but new to me songs from Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. As the wife of someone interested in meteorology, incidentally, I do know about meteorological vs astronomical spring and other seasons. But so many people think of astronomical (what appears on our calendars, too) that’s what I went with. Where I live, spring tends to begin in mid April anyhow, no matter which method you measure with. We are early this year with crocuses and may well be due a major April snowstorm with our mild winter so far. Alana ramblinwitham


  2. Hi John – great selections taking me back to earlier days! I”m going to love hearing these later on – thanks … and welcome to longer, warmer days as we have our northern Spring – cheers Hilary


  3. John,

    You’re such a dear to put your songs on a playlist. I certainly appreciate you doing this but just remember do what’s easiest for you. I’m in awe at what you manage daily. You’re super organized. When I grow up, I want to be more like you. :) “Mr Blue Sky” is such a cheery, fun song. It’s perfect for today. Here in east Tennessee that’s exactly what we have blue skies but gosh we dropped to 23º last night. What a chilly start! I’m going to let your playlist run now while I do some things in the kitchen. Thanks for joining the party. Have a boogietastic week, my friend!


  4. Love, love, love ELO! That’s a great song. That man about killing pigeons…he couldn’t sing that song today.
    The first dong was very, very sad I’ve heard it before but never really listened to the words …wow!
    Great list here as per norm


    1. Tom couldn’t sing most of his songs today, I’m afraid, and it’s a damn shame. “Honey” always leaves me wondering “did she die of natural causes, or did she commit suicide?”

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  5. Sweet Caroline! I can’t think of that song with remembering The Big Bang Theory when Amy and Howard sang along to it in the car. Oh my gosh, what a fun thought to have as springs starts.


      1. We had some freezing temps in January. We are still having issues because of frozen pipes. Don’t you love it – winter, spring and summer all in one day.


    1. We had a guy in Chicago when I was in high school who did an all-night call-in show, and he’d play comedy records at breaks. That’s where I first heard Tom Lehrer, and he’s just as funny 50 years later. Actually 60 years later, because the records were at least ten years old when I heard them…

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    1. I first heard Tom Lehrer in high school, which explains a lot…

      The story went that Jeff Lynne was depressed because the sun hadn’t been out for a couple of weeks, and was having trouble writing anything. The first sunny day, he wrote that one and the rest of the songs on the album. It’s my go-to song when I’m down.

      I only started listening to Chris Rea when “On The Beach” came out, and I’d wondered why I hadn’t heard him before. He’s done some fantastic stuff, hasn’t he?

      Glad you liked the playlist!

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      1. I really did John. As to Chris Rea he never toured the United States, where he is best known for the 1978 single “Fool if you think it over” that might explain why you’d not heard him before bOn the Beach the Road to Hell is one of my favourites of his and is supposedly about one of our local Motorways the M25 that orbits London and is notorious for being a car park and goes through six counties!
        Also driving home for Christmas is a favourite too!
        Tom Lehrer wasvsuch a clever man I like We will all go together when we go ! 💜


  6. Autumn actually started here on the 1st March (all our seasons start on the first of the month – March, June, September, December). I read a nice explanation:

    “if you define the seasons astronomically then you start each new season around the 21st of the month. If you define the seasons meteorologically, then they start on the 1st of the month.

    The difference between the two is that the astronomical seasons start with an astronomical event (either the winter solstice, spring equinox, the summer solstice or the autumnal equinox). Meteorological seasons are defined to start on the 1st of the month of the astronomical event, since that is when the weather and temperatures attributed to that season start to present themselves.”

    That’s why the middle of our season is the coldest or hottest etc. Makes more sense to me, but I guess it’s what you are used to.


    1. I think of the seasons the same way, starting on the 1st of December, March, June, and September. Can’t convince anyone otherwise. Here, I had to go with the prompt…


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