"Hanginaround" by Counting Crows

Not only does this tune have a super groovy beat, it also resonates with that trapped feeling we all get during spring finals knowing summer is right around the corner. Plus, anything by Counting Crows is just pure awesome.

"Son's Gonna Rise" by Citizen Cope

Clarence Greenwood (Citizen Cope) started his own record company a few years ago because he didn't want to answer to the major labels he was signed to anymore (RCA, Capitol and Dreamworks just to name a few). This song makes you want to put your sunglasses on, roll the car windows down and stick it to the man for a few minutes.

"Happy" by Pharrell Williams

This is everybody's favorite song right now because, honestly, it just makes people feel happy. Listen to it while watching the music video for extra good feels.

"Down on the Corner" by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Spring comes with a renewed sense of community spirit. Written in 1969, a few short months after CCR's historic Woodstock performance, this tune is reminiscent of warm, magical downtown evenings where fireflies illuminate the happy faces of the jam bands on the corners.

"This is How We Do" by Katy Perry

The seventh song off her newest album "PRISM," it is even more dance-worthy than 2010's "Last Friday Night." With its nonchalant subject matter, this song just may become the anthem for wild nights out this spring.

"Thinkin' Bout Something" by Hanson

Yes, Hanson exists outside of the MMMBop craze, and the group's music is actually pretty good. Turn this song on anytime you need an extra pep in your step.

"Dancin' in the Moonlight" by Toploader

This song is a fun, fresh remake of King Harvest's 1973 hit single and, appropriately, touts that dancing, like spring, will make you "feel warm and bright."

"Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder

This tune evokes waves of happiness and hand clapping. Celebrating the magic of music, "Sir Duke" is more than appropriate to blast on a beautiful spring day.

"Ain't It Fun" by Paramore

As usual, lead singer Hayley Williams manages to create another chart-topping hit with her wacky sense of humor and satirical libretto. Released as a single in February, this fun tune is out just in time to accompany the excitingly warmer days ahead.

"For the Longest Time" by Billy Joel

Ah, spring. We "haven't been there for the longest time." Grab your friends, throw on your boat shoes, and snap along to this serotonin-inducing pseudo-oldie.

 

Honorable Mentions:

"Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding

"The Way You Make Me Feel" by Michael Jackson