A spring playlist to start Aries season


Clara Pappas

Walks in the park are the perfect setting to listen to this playlist.

With the new season, a new rotation of songs to match the warm weather and bright scenery is necessary. The time for heavy ballads is long gone. These easy going and instrumentally and vocally light songs will help you get in the spring spirit.

Linger by The Cranberries 

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We, The Cranberries’ sophomore album, houses their hit “Linger.” Loose in instrumentals, “Linger” is a flowy serenade of overwhelming love. It’s less of a cohesive song with a beginning, middle and end and more of a poetic stanza. Being from Ireland, Dolores O’Riordon’s accent is one that is rare but beautiful when merged with the poetic nature of this song.

Favorite Lyric:

“You know, I’m such a fool for you.” 

The Magic Number by De La Soul

The hip-hop trio De La Soul released their single “The Magic Number” in 1989 and to streaming services just this year to a new generation of listeners. With the introduction of sunny days, this hit’s mellow aesthetic is able to match them perfectly.

“I think getting more sunlight changes my mood,” said Joyce Wang, sophomore. “I got to match that.”

This hit’s lyrics have the ability to stand alone. De La Soul being a trio, the song discusses the three’s friendship and how they can’t be without one another. The beat behind the lyrics isn’t overpowering, allowing for their message to come across aimlessly.

Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac

“Go Your Own Way” was initially released on Fleetwood Mac’s classic album Rumours. The behind the scenes of the album are filled with envy and romantic chaos, and this song reflects that turbulence.

“Listening to this song made me feel I was in the song,” said Laure Michel, junior.

The vinyl of Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits, where “Go Your Own Way” is track three. (Clara Pappas)

The instrumentals are powerful, most notably with Lindsay Buckingham’s guitar. If you opt to ignore the history behind the album and take the song as it is, this hit easily applies itself to being blasted down the road with your windows down. It’s loud, powerful and should be shared with the fellow cars around you.

Can I Kick It? by A Tribe Called Quest

“Can I Kick It?” by A Tribe Called Quest on People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, their debut album. The majority of the lyrics are easygoing and repetitive, asking the simple question of if I can kick it? Though it may get stuck in your head, it’s worth the cost. 

Favorite Lyric:

“Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)” 

Just Like Heaven by The Cure

“Just Like Heaven” is first and foremost a love song. There is no denying that a song that compares love to eternal paradise is one of love, an emotion The Cure is more than comfortable writing about.

“It makes me feel like I’m driving down the highway with my friends,” said Maisie McDaniel, junior. 

The Cure released “Just Like Heaven” on Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me in 1987. It exemplifies the many reasons why they love the subject. The message is simple but sweet with religious motifs to stress the profound love they have.

“Spring Playlist” is available on both Spotify and Apple Music for your listening pleasure.