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Soak up the sun with six spring songs

By Abir Muhuri, Online Entertainment Editor
May 16, 2014
1. Lengua – Beatriz Luengo ft. Shaggy, Toy Selectah

Key Lyrics: "Hoy me levanté y puse la radio. Tu voz sonaba en stereo. Me pregunté: Where you from?" (Today I got up and turned on the radio/ Your voice sounded on the radio/ I asked myself: Where you from?)

Spanish pop star and 2012 Latin Grammy nominee Beatriz Luengo blends Caribbean beats with her well-known pop vocals in this bubbly tune. With features from Shaggy and Toy Selectah, Luengo uses both Spanish and English lyrics. Luengo's crisp falsettos and danceable rap numbers will make you want to jump, dance and shake into spring.

2. Natasha Bedingfield – Pocketful of Sunshine

Key Lyrics: "I got a pocket, got a pocket full of sunshine/ I've got a love and I know that it's all mine."

A long-time spring favorite, this song never ceases to inspire. Whether you've had a mundane day at school or are feeling down in the dumps, Bedingfield's tune is sure to lift your spirits. Listening to "Pocketful of Sunshine" is like driving down a long beach with the wind in your face. Playback verses of Bedingfield's angelic verse combined with soulful solos will motivate you to get up and live freely.

3. Rhythm of Love – Plain White T's

Key Lyrics: "We may only have tonight/ But till the morning sun, you're mine/ All mine. Play the music low/ And sway to the rhythm of love"

Do you have a significant other? If so, springtime is the perfect season to spend more quality time with that special someone. Gentle acoustic guitar combined with husky vocals make this a slow and soothing unwinding tune. Perfect for duo dancing or listening when it's time to relax after AP exams, the Plain White T's have got you covered with this melody.
Spain-born artist, Beatriz Luengo, mixes carribean beats with her sultry pop vocals.  Courtesy of www.gomv.org
Spain-born artist, Beatriz Luengo, mixes carribean beats with her sultry pop vocals.


4. Gee Gee – Girls' Generation

Key Lyrics: "Gee Gee Gee Gee Baby Baby Baby/ Gee Gee Gee Gee Baby Baby Baby."

For Korean pop (better known as K-pop) lovers, this classic will always be cherished. Girls' Generation harmony and in-sync style makes this song addictive. The crescendo in spunky dance beats and unique solos from all nine of the group's members makes you want to sing along with each singers' personalities. Go ahead, plug in those headphones and blast Gee Gee while dancing in your room. After all, isn't that the best way to enjoy Korean pop?

5. I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) – The Hillside Singers

Key Lyrics: "I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony/ I'd like to hold it in my arms and keep it company."

Originally the jingle for a 1970s Coca-Cola advertisement, this song has since become a classic. With choir-like playbacks and nature-loving lyrics, this melody is perfect for slow walks in a park, or outdoor yoga on a sunny Saturday. Strumming ukuleles are comforting to the ear, and lightly complement the delicate vocals. Become in tune with your inner energy and your surroundings with this soothingly spiritual song.

6. Happy – Pharrell Williams

Key Lyrics: "Because I'm happy/ Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof/ Because I'm happy/ Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth"

Oiginally part of the movie soundtrack for "Despicable Me 2," this song sensation boasts a jaunty rhythm that gets your head nodding and feet stomping. Pharrell smoothly hits high notes with finesse, accentuated by claps and vocal playback. Overall, this song is the perfect song to dance to with friends or to listen to while going for a sunny morning jog. No matter what, "Happy" will make you want to move and groove.

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