Finally it appears as though spring has arrived in Berlin, with blue skies and sunshine showing face after weeks of dreary grey. To coincide with the official start of spring, we wanted to share with you a mix of spring hits and classics – the perfect complement to warm sunny days, as background music for your next walk, or to motivate you for spring cleaning. Your broom will start sweeping all on its own!
Photos: Adam Kiefer
Laura (Content Management):
#10 Jump – The Pointer Sisters
A classic that always inspires a good mood!
#14 Hitchhiker (Bergs Remix) – OMI, Bergs
This song always has me looking forward to warmer temperatures and is fitting for my next vacation in Miami ;)
Luisa (Marketing & PR):
#08 Modern Dance – David Bowie
Since watching ‘Frances Ha’, this has been the first song on my “boute-en-train” playlist. “Boute-en-train” is a French term that can be best translated as “life of the party” – what better way to get into the spring spirit?
#09 Champion Sound – Crystal Fighters
Just one look at the video for this London band’s hit will inspire you to frolic through nature with a feather headdress and embrace spring in all its glory #hippyvibes. And, of course, because spring is our champion.
Nina (Content Management):
#01 Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
I always kick off the start of spring with this Beatles classic – after all, there’s never a wrong occasion for the Beatles.
#11 The Sun – Parov Stelar
This song beams with sunshine, dance vibes, and pure joy – the perfect anticipation of summer.
Maureen (Content Management):
#04 Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Why? This song simply screams ‘good mood; it breathes life into the listener and awakens your lust for spring.
New additions this year include
#12 Wish You Were Mine – Philip George
#13 King – Years & Years
Both songs spread a dose of spring energy.
Sandra (Content Management):
#15 Running Man – Ollie Gabriel
#06 Boardwalks (Sonny Alven Remix) – Little May
#03 You Can’t Hurry Love – Phil Collins
A soundtrack for every occasion: from Easter brunch music to the Bunny Party.
#02 Chupee – Cocoon
This song always puts me in a good mood and reminds me of a special concert by “Arènes de Fourvières” in Lyon.
#19 Au printemps – Jacques Brel
A classic of my home country!
Thea (Chefredaktion & Art Direction):
#17 Stay Alive – José González
Our photographer, Cris, put this song on as we were driving this weekend and we immediately began talking about spring and how much we missed it.
#16 Intentions – The Whitest Boy Alive
In 2010 I was jogging through London to this music, which is why it always reminds me of blooming white trees and sunshine in the English capital. It’s a bit older, but still wonderful!
#05 Pascualita – The Derevolutions
I recently discovered this band from Boston, which always puts me in a good mood. You can download a lot of their songs for free from their Soundcloud page.
#06 Laura Palmer (RAC Remix) – Bastille
A little bit older, but I could listen to this on repeat every spring and will never get enough of it.
#18 (What A) Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
My mother would always play a Sam Cooke record every year when it came time for spring cleaning. For me, it acts as mental preparation for the task at hand – hopefully making it easier when it comes time to do the work!
Which songs do you think spread pure spring spirit and instantly put you in a good mood? Let us know in the comments! Enjoy the dance!