End of Winter/Beginning of Spring Playlist

End of Winter/Beginning of Spring Playlist


Winter is almost over… thankfully. But during this dreary transition period where the sun is hiding most of the time, it’s fairly easy to get down in the dumps. So what’s a quick fix? Like many other problems, there’s a one word solution: music. Here’s a playlist of a few of my current favorite songs that always put a smile on my face, even on a cloudy, rainy, halfway-winter halfway-spring day.

  • 7 rings – Ariana Grande

I’ll be the first to admit it: I never understood the hype behind Ariana Grande. But that doesn’t stop me from playing this song at least 10 times a day. This song is one of her best, and you’ll love it more and more with each listen.

  • Superlove (feat. Oh Wonder) – Whethan, Oh Wonder

Perfectly combining fun lyrics and catchy beats, it’s impossible to not be smiling while listening to this song. Regardless of whether it makes you think of a special someone, it’s bound to leave you bobbing your head and feeling carefree.

  • Back to Your Love – Night Riots

This is the ultimate song to sing to in the shower (I’m not kidding, I always turn this song on right before I hop in). This song is the ideal crossover between indie and alternative music, and it’ll probably be on every playlist I make for years to come.

  • All I Got – Oliver Tree

I heard this song for the first time while riding in a car with my best friend, and it was love at first listen. You might think it starts out a bit slow, but 30 seconds in, you’ll have the same infatuation as I did.

  • Passenger Side – Smallpools

If I could make a road trip playlist consisting of one song playing on loop, it would be this one. This song reminds me of summertime, driving around with the windows down, sing-shouting with your closest friends.

  • Sunflower – Post Malone, Swae Lee

I’ll admit it– Swae Lee has the voice of an angel. He adds a hint of happiness to every song he contributes to, and paired with Post Malone, they create a flawless, harmonious balance.

  • Talk – Khalid, Disclosure

It’s impossible not to love Khalid; in his newest song, his heavenly voice mixed with electronic beats is everything I never knew I needed. This song has been on repeat since I heard it a few days ago, and every minute I’ve listened to it has been a minute well spent.

  • Winnebago (feat. Quinn XCII & Daniel Wilson) – Gryffin, Quinn XCII, Daniel Wilson

This is my FAVORITE song right now. There’s something about the whistling at the beginning and tropical beats that make me want to drop out of school, run away and live on the beach (not literally, but you know the feeling).

  • Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Okay, seriously… if you haven’t seen Bohemian Rhapsody, go watch it. ASAP. I thought I was obsessed with Queen before I watched it, but the movie caused my love to multiply. This is the opening song, and in my opinion, it’s the perfect way to start any day.

  • UCLA – RL Grime, 24hrs   

This song has the perfect rhythm for whatever you’re doing, anywhere from studying to cleaning your room. The beat is so versatile and enjoyable, it’s impossible to be in bad mood while listening.


Adding any of these songs to your playlist, or even making a playlist consisting only of these songs, is a decision you won’t regret. These bits of music are an instant pick-me-up, and I would know from experience, because I listen to them every day. Happy listening and happy spring!


Shannon Angel is studying at the University of Alabama and is doing an internship this semester at GirlSpring.

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