Winter is still putting up a fight, but we're paying tribute this week to Spring, in all its rage and glory, in hopes that the gesture is rewarded with plenty of warm weather, a calm rain season, and loads of hearty blooms.
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With lyrics by Yip Harburg, Vernon Duke composed April In Paris for the 1932 Broadway musical, Walk a Little Faster. It was originally performed by Freddy Martin. The 1952 remake was inspired by the movie of the same name. Billie Holiday covered the song on her 1958 album, All or Nothing At All.
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Spring Affair is from Donna Summer’s 1976 concept album, Four Seasons of Love. The song represents spring on the album and is over eight minutes long. It tells of the beginning of a new relationship and was sampled heavily on Super Disco by Étienne de Crécy (feat. Alex Gopher) on the 1996 album, Super Discount.
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Spring Again is by Lou Rawls and was released from, Unmistakably Lou (1977). The album won a Grammy in 1978, but See You When I Git There was the only song released as a single in the US. Though Spring Again isn’t as popular as some of his other hits, we certainly do appreciate this jam.
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Spring Vacation is from That's Why God Made the Radio, the twenty-ninth studio album from The Beach Boys. The album was released in 2012 to coincide with the band's 50th anniversary. It was the first album to feature original material since 1992 and the first since co-founder Carl Wilson died.
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Spring Day is by South Korean boy band, BTS. Released as the lead single from their 2016 album Wings, the song uses seasonal metaphors to discuss the temporary absence of a friend. It won Song of the Year at Melon Music Awards in 2017 and has currently surpassed 2.5 million downloads.
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Bom Bom Bom (Spring Spring Spring) is from South Korean singer-songwriter Roy Kim. It was the first single released from his 2013 album, Love Love Love. It wasn't until after Bom Bom Bom was released that he recorded the rest of the album.