27 Best Songs About May

10. “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash

Song Year: 1972

This reggae song was sung by Johnny Nash and was a light and colorful tune about the promise of the future. There is an old saying that April showers bring May flowers, and that is what this song portrays. Once the storm is over and the rain is gone, you can see clearly.

11. “A Beautiful Morning” by The Rascals

Song Year: 1968

This song was popular because of the catchy words that remind us that a new day brings new possibilities. That was an important sentiment to remember because of the state of the world in the late ‘60s. Listeners could remember that no matter what happened, a new day will come tomorrow, and with it came a new chance for all of us.

12. “5 Days in May” by Blue Rodeo

Song Year: 1983

Two things guaranteed in May are young love and hurricanes. This song from the Canadian country rock band Blue Rodeo is from their Five Days in July album is about both. The song tells the story of a young couple who met in a hurricane shelter. They fall in love and spend five days together.

13. “Early Morning May” by Ronald Jenkees

Song Year: 2012

Ronald Jenkees is a musician who made a name for himself playing rock, techno, and hip-hop. He released this song on his second album, titled Days Away. This new-age dance and electronic tune gathered a second life after being sampled by Travis Scott for his song “Watch.”

14. “The Lullaby of Spring” by Donovan

“The Lullaby of Spring” by Donovan

Song Year: 1967

Images of the morning mist, a warm wind blowing, and green leaves under berries get described in the lyrics of this song. Donovan published this album titled A Gift From a Flower to a Garden. The words make the listener think about the feeling of spring. Listening to it can almost make you feel the warm sun and a cool stream of water.

15. “Spring Vacation” by The Beach Boys

Song Year: 2012

The Beach Boys are well-known for their songs about the sun, surfing, and cars. They are the ultimate summertime group and have gotten played at countless cookouts and bonfires over the last few decades. In 2012 they released their first album with original material in 30 years. This song is about going on spring break, hanging out with friends, and cruising in a nice car.

16. “Can’t Stop the Spring” by The Flaming Lips

Song Year: 1987

This song was released in 1987 by The Flaming Lips on their album Oh My Gawd!!! It is all about the inability to stop the inevitable. The lyrics say you can crush the flowers, but the spring won’t be stopped, no matter what you do.

17. “Night of the 4th of May” by Al Stewart

Song Year: 1972

Al Stewart released this song as part of his Orange album. The song is part of a story told in chapters across several of the album's songs. It begins as a happy song with a couple of lovers waking up together. Eventually, a question of infidelity comes up, and the story continues in another song.

18. “Fires of Spring” by Chris Rea

Song Year: 1978

The album titled Whatever Happened to Benny Santini? got released by Chris Rea in 1978. This song is featured on that album and tells the story of a woman living for herself and not caring what anyone thinks.

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