27 Best Songs About May

19. “It Might as Well Be Spring” by Nina Simone

Song Year: 1959

Everyone has had that feeling of restlessness when spring begins. After going all winter in the cold and spending so much time indoors, we become itchy to get out and do things. That is what this song by Nina Simone that she released on her album titled The Amazing Nina Simone is about. Frank Sinatra also sang this song many times.

20. “The Lusty Month of May” by Alan Jay Lerner

Song Year: 1960

Alan Jay Lerner wrote this song as part of his play Camelot. Based on the legend of King Arthur, it is full of memorable musical numbers. This song is one of the more fun numbers in which the characters celebrate the arrival of spring.

21. “The Beautiful Month of May” by Jack Harmann

Song Year: 2007

If you have never heard of this song, chances are your children can tell you all about it. Jack Hartmann wrote this song in 2007. It appears on the album Rhythms and Rhymes for Special Times. It is a calendar song, meant to help teach children about the different seasons of the year.

22. “End of May” by Michael Buble

Song Year: 2009

New love can come in the spring, making you feel light and full of energy. This song, released by Michael Buble in 2009 as part of his Crazy Love album, is about the end of that love. Once the love has faded, he realizes that there are still bills to pay and that his life has to carry on.

23. “My Girl of the Month of May” by Dion and the Belmonts

Song Year: 1969

Dion and the Belmonts was one of the pre-teen heartthrobs everyone loved before The Beatles took the world by storm. However, this act lasted when many others faded away. This song was released on their Together Again album and brought back that nostalgic doo-wop sound.

24. “May 16” by Lagwagon

Song Year: 1998

Lagwagon vocalist Joey Cape sang this song for their album titled Let’s Talk About Feelings,  released in 1998. While many songs about May are about beginnings, this one is about an ending.

The story told about this song is that Cape had a falling out with some friends and missed their wedding. This song is about realizing that a chapter in your life has come to an end.

25. “Third of May” by Fleet Foxes

Song Year: 2017

Released in 2017 on the album Crack-Up, this song is about the unrequited relationship brewing between two members of the band. Frontman Robin Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset were on tour together before finally connecting, The song grew from the feeling of knowing they wanted to be together but not being able to quite get there.

26. “Then Came the Last Days of May” by Blue Oyster Cult

Song Year: 1972

Blue Oyster Cult has always been known for its haunting sound and ghostly lyrics. Songs like “Don’t Fear the Reaper” have been famous for decades. This song was released on their self-titled album in 1972. In contrast to many of the songs on our list, it is about death. The three boys in the song’s lyrics are killed in a car accident before it is finished.

27. “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles

Song Year: 1969

When The Beatles came on the scene they were known for their rock sound that was easy to dance to. This song had a slower tempo and was about the new beginning that comes with a new day. With May being the middle of spring, this song is perfect to play.

Top Songs About May, Final Thoughts

The month of May has been a source of inspiration for songwriters across many different genres. From the joyful celebrations of spring to musings on the fleeting nature of time, the songs on this list capture the themes associated with this beautiful month.

Whether you're enjoying the blooming flowers, the warmer weather, or the longer days, this list of the best songs about May is sure to resonate with you.

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