If you’re feeling a little blue, this is the playlist for you. KSL.com and Auric Solar have joined together to create this ideal list of sunny melodies. The sun is a huge part of our lives, and this truth manifests itself in pop culture, art and music. Read on for a list of sun-themed songs to add a little light to your life.
1. “My Girl” – The Temptations (Otis Redding cover)
This classic song lets you feel sunshine on a cloudy day. With the upbeat lyrics and invigorating melody, you’ll soon remember old and current crushes with a smile. What can make me feel this way? My girl.
2. “Island in the Sun” – Weezer
If you’re planning a spring or summer vacation, this song will get you in the mood. Just close your eyes and picture the sun streaming down onto your face — with plenty of sunblock on, of course. This relaxing tune will ease you into the vacation mood.
3. “I Can See Clearly Now” – Johnny Nash remixed
Countless artists are famous for singing this song, but Johnny Nash is a good place to start. The ringing notes and clear instrumentation lends to the feel of the song — the rain is gone, and the sun has come out. Let this song illuminate your world, just as the sun does.
4. “Brighter Than The Sun” – Colbie Caillat
It’s no coincidence that the power of the sun is often linked to feeling newfound love. After all, both sources make you feel warm and fuzzy, and happy about life. Let the bouncy instrumentation and clapping from this song lift your spirit.
5. “Walking On Sunshine” – Katrina and the Waves
Knowing that someone returns your feelings of love is quite the sunny realization. This song perfectly describes that emotional process. Even though the video is rather gray, the music and lyrics fill your heart with sunshine.
6. “Pocketful Of Sunshine” – Natasha Bedingfield
Ever find yourself wishing you could fly away? Despite the daily drudgery of work or school, you can feel a release with the words and music video to this song. When you stop and think about it, the sun is always on your side.
7. “Soak Up The Sun” – Sheryl Crow (Seasame Street version)
In the words of this song, “it’s not having what you want, it’s wanting what you’ve got.” Even if you don’t live on a beach and have some serious surfing skills, you can always soak up the sun. After all, it’s free.
8. “Here Comes The Sun” – The Beatles (Nina Simone cover)
Although this video isn’t The Beatles performing, it does show George Harrison’s great talent. His lyrics and simple melody help you realize that “it’s alright.” After all, the sun will always rise tomorrow. If you find yourself feeling down, tune in to the cheerful message in this song.
This list of songs helps you know the power and constancy of the sun, which comes in handy elsewhere. If you’d like to learn more about how you can use solar power, visit auricsolar.com.
By no means is this list complete. What other sun-themed songs would you include?
Editor’s note: This article was first published on Family Share. It has been republished here with permission by the Family Share Network.