27 Best Songs About May

The month of May is the epitome of spring. The flowers are in full bloom, the cold winter winds are a thing of the past, and summer is just around the corner, making everyone excited for school to be over. With all that sparkling promise, it is easy to look forward to what is coming.

There are many songs with May in the title and even more songs about spring that are great for listening to in May. As you prepare for a season of evening walks and drinks on the patio, look at our list of the best songs about May.

1. “Stormy May Day” by AC/DC

Song Year: 2008

One of the most famous hard rock bands in history is AC/DC. They have been making hits since they first formed in the early ‘70s. Their hits continue coming, including this song from their album Black Ice, released in 2008. The images of raging storms and howling winds are in keeping with the scary weather many parts of the world deal with in May.

2. “Hold On Till May” by Pierce the Veil

Song Year: 2012

In recent years, Piece the Veil has seen the growth of many of their songs making it to the Billboard charts. This song got released on their Collide with the Sky album in 2012. Featuring Lindsey Stamey of the band Oh No Fiasco, the lyrics tell the story of a couple who has been away from each other for a long time. They are looking forward to the spring when they can be together again.

3. “Rock Bottom” by Hailee Steinfeld

Song Year: 2016

In addition to appearing in top-rated Marvel TV shows, Hailee Steinfeld has been a successful singer and songwriter for many years. She released this song in 2016 with a guest appearance by DNCE that features Joe Jonas. The song is about a relationship, which is what spring is about.

4. “Month of May” by Arcade Fire

Song Year: 2010

The Canadian rock band, Arcade Fire, released this song as a part of the soundtrack to the Spike Jonze short film “Scenes from the Suburbs” in 2010. It is the B-side track to their single, “The Suburbs.” The song mixes the feelings of danger and romance by bringing up images of violent storms and new love.

5. “A Fathers First Spring” by The Avett Brothers

Song Year: 2012

The Avett Brothers are a folk rock band from North Carolina that has been experimenting with a mixture of indie rock, honky tonk, and ragtime since they formed in the late 90s. This song got released in 2012 as part of their album titled The Carpenter. The lyrics are about a father welcoming his new child into the first spring day they will experience together.

6. “First of May” by The Bee Gees

Song Year: 1969

The Bee Gees released this song in 1969 as part of their album Odessa. It was the first single the group ever released after Vince Melouney, their lead guitarist, had left. This song is about love, growing older, and the loss of relationships. Spring is the beginning of new things, which can mean saying goodbye to old things.

7. “Maybe Next May” by Secrets

Song Year: 2013

Secrets is a post-hardcore band with the sound of classic punk rock but with much more expressionism in their lyrics. They released this song as part of their Fragile Figures album in 2013 and made it to number 59 on the Billboard 200.

Playing on the fact that spring is full of hope and love, this song goes the opposite way by focusing on a breakup. The singer is telling their lover to leave if they must, but he can’t breathe without them.

8. “Blue Skies” by Irving Berlin

Song year: 1926

This song has been remade many times over the past century, but it was written and recorded by Irving Berlin in 1926. It has become one of the standards that have endured throughout time. The song is full of springtime imagery, including blue skies, bluebirds, and sunlight.

9. “Spring Affair” by Donna Summer

Song Year:1976

Donna Summer released an album in 1976 titled Four Seasons of Love. This concept album explored themes of all seasons through different styles of music and song imagery. “Spring Affair” was an eight-minute song that tells the story of a new romantic relationship. The spring phase of the affair is all about the newness of their love.

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