21 Best Songs About April

For decades, artists have sung songs about April and used the symbolism of April and spring to convey different messages. Below are the best songs with April in the title.

1. “April Come She Will” by Simon & Garfunkel

Song Year: 1966

“April Come She Will” is a song from Simon & Garfunkel’s second album, Sounds of Silence. Paul Simon wrote the song, originally appearing in his solo album, The Paul Simon Songbook.

The song is a short, beautiful, easy-to-sing-along poem describing a woman's changing moods and behaviors based on the changing seasons.

The month of April acts as her beginning, in full bloom, similar to plants and swollen rivers filled with melted ice.

2. “April Fools” by Rufus Wainwright

Song Year: 1998

“April Fools” by Rufus Wainwright has remained an iconic song for at least two decades. It is undoubtedly one of the best pop songs ever produced.

The song has a catchy tune as Wainwright sings passionately over an excellent piano performance with a subtle drum beat. It is not the contemporary love song as he sings about someone who knows they’ll always be a “fool” in matters of the heart but keep doing it.

3. “April” by Beach Bunny

Song Year: 2020

Beach Bunny started in 2015 and the band hails from Chicago. Their song, “April,” is inspired by the local Chicago weather during spring, when you can still experience snow despite the time of the year.

The song mourns a relationship that seems as elusive as spring but it also holds optimism for the future. In the meantime, the narrator tells you to take your feelings as they come and not feel daunted by missing your love and the weirdness of it all.

4. “April Skies” by The Jesus and Mary Chain

Song Year: 1987

“April Skies” is a song by Scottish rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain from their second album, Darklands. The song chronicles a relationship that has been through a series of ups and downs.

It describes the beginning as one where the partners could live with each other’s quirks because they were in love or obsessed with each other. However, time erodes their willingness to tolerate actions they do not appreciate, eventually leading to the end of the relationship.

5. “April 29th, 1992 (Miami)” by Sublime

Song Year: 1996

“April 29th, 1992 (Miami)” is the fifth track of Sublime’s third and final album Sublime. The first thing you notice when you listen to the track is the band singing the lyric on April 26, 1992, instead of the track’s title.

Though it was a mistake, the band and team behind the album chose to stick to the lyric.

The song references the events of the 1992 Los Angeles riots sparked by the acquittal of four police officers accused of using excessive force in the arrest of Rodney King.

In the song, Sublime describes their involvement in the riots and the crimes they committed, including looting and vandalism. However, it remains uncertain of their true extent of involvement.

6. “April In Paris” by Ella Fitzgerald

Song Year: 1956

“April in Paris” is a song first released in 1932 for a Broadway musical called Walk A Little Faster. It was initially composed by Vernon Duke and written by Yip Harburg.

The song has a storied history of being sung by some of the best singers in modern history, including Louis Armstrong, Count Bassie, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and Tony Bennett.

Ella Fitzgerald’s version of the song was the fifth track on Side Two of her 1956 album Ella and Louis, a collaborative project with jazz legend Louis Armstrong.

7. “April Fools” by Aretha Franklin

Song Year: 1972

“April Fools” is the seventh track on Aretha Franklin’s Grammy Award-winning album Young, Gifted, and Black. One of the 20th century’s best music composers and lyricists, Burt Bacharach and Hal Davis, wrote the song.

The song is a play on April Fools Day celebrations where people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.

However, in the song, Aretha questions whether she and her lover are fools for loving each other and not having a care for what the future holds for them. In the end, the song affirms their love for each other and their will to push on and fulfill their dreams.

8. “April Again” by Dean Martin

Song Year: 1968

Dean Martin is an artist that hardly needs any introduction, as his songs are timeless. One such single is “April Again,” the closing track from his 1968 album Gentle on My Mind. The song follows a character reminiscing about a love affair he had some time in his past.

The events happen in April, which is in the spring season, and tie to how plants bloom in that period hence the looking back with fondness to that relationship.

9. “April Fool” by Soul Asylum

Song Year: 1992

“April Fool” is the eighth track on Soul Asylum’s triple-platinum album Grave Dancers Union. Soul Asylum was one of the most successful alternative rock bands of the early to mid-1990s.

The song plays on the saying, I’m a fool for you, which refers to being in love with someone regardless of how they treat you.

The song’s character mentions several impractical activities they are willing to do for the person that has captured their heart.

10. “April Love” by Pat Boone

Song Year: 1957

Paul Francis Webster wrote “April Love,” and its music was composed by Sammy Fain. The song was the theme song for the movie of the same name, released in 1957, starring Pat Boone. It was performed by Pat Boone, one of the most successful singers of the 1950s and 1960s.

The song topped the Billboard charts for several weeks, thanks partly to the movie’s popularity, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song.

The song is about seizing the moment when one finds someone one loves because love can be fleeting, and it will pass you by if you do not take action.

11. “April” by Deep Purple

Song Year: 1969

“April” is the last track on Deep Purple’s third album Deep Purple III. The song was written by band members Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore. The piece consists of brilliant instrumentation, with Lord and Blackmore incorporating acoustic guitars, electric guitars, organs, and piano.

The guitar significantly adds intensity to the song. Lyrically, the song speaks to the gloominess one can experience in April and springtime in general. The song would later influence video game composer Koji Kondo, who referenced it in The Legend of Zelda.

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