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Music Monday | 19 Songs For Your Spring Mix Tape + BONUS: Spring Mix Salad Recipes!

It’s May, It’s May!  The lusty month of May!

Well, actually, May is more than half over, but May is the quintessential month of Spring (at least sitting here in the Northern Hemisphere it is). So we thought it would be good to put together another fun collection of springtime music on this May Monday… These are songs that have to do with spring, songs that remind us of spring, songs that feel like spring, and songs that will likely put a spring in your step and maybe, just maybe, put a little love in your heart.

Speaking of love, did you watch the fabulous Royal Wedding this past weekend? Meghan Markle looked gorgeous, and Prince Harry looked dashing as ever. Springtime weddings can be tricky of course, as the unpredictable weather can be a challenge. Here in Colorado, it could be snowing in May. Or it could be 80 degrees. Right now, it’s 50 and rain… But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, of course, experienced made-to-order wedding weather—crisp and clear with “wall-to-wall sunshine” as one meteorologist predicted.

The perfect spring weather, we’d say.

Did you notice as Meghan and Harry left for the reception with the top down in their (electric!) Jaguar, they looked a lot like they should be in a James Bond movie? Speaking of Mr. “Shaken, Not Stirred,” many would say Sean Connery was the best Bond of all. He was a pretty cool customer

And hey, just to bring this back to the topic at hand, guess what Sean Connery’s first film (though uncredited) was?

Lilacs in the Spring.

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So, add these refreshing songs to your Spring Mix Tape to awaken your senses and energize your soul. Make a toast to Spring!

And speaking of refreshing, at the end of this list, you’ll also find a BONUS: our list of salad recipes you should try. Why salad? Well, what goes better with a Spring Mix Tape than a Spring Mix Salad?! Check it out below!

19 Songs For Your Spring Mix Tape

I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash

Why Can’t This Be Love – Van Halen

Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

Tiptoe Through the Tulips – Nick Lucas

(And The Awesome-Yet-Disturbing Version By Tiny Tim):

Good Time – Owl City & Carley Rae Jepsen

Falling – HAIM

Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season) – The Byrds

It Might As Well Be Spring – James Morrison And The Idea Of North

We Built This City – Starship

All Star – Smashmouth

Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus

Wannabe – Spice Girls

Hold On – Wilson Phillips

Virtual Insanity – Jamiroquai

Somebody Loves You – Betty Who

Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

Why Can’t I? – Liz Phair

It Happens Every Spring – Frank Sinatra

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BONUS!  SPRING MIX SALAD RECIPES!

So you’ve got some songs for your Spring Mix Tape. Now it’s time to eat!

Okay, so there are some Spring Mix Salad haters out there. Epicurious and Huff Post both slam the “Spring Mix” salad. While they do make a few valid points, that doesn’t mean a well-made Spring Mix Salad can’t be crafted in your kitchen.

So here are some yummy Spring Mix Salad recipes that are sure to please family and guests alike. Weddings, reunions, BBQ’s, Sunday brunch… whatever the occasion, you’ll be sure to find just what you need here.

Karen’s Spring Mix Salad

Valya’s Taste Of Home Spring Mix Salad

Genius Kitchen Spring Mix with Walnuts, Cranberries, and Goat Cheese

And if you happen to agree with Epicurious that you should “ditch” the Spring Mix, don’t despair! There are plenty of salad recipes that are just as (or for some, even more) springy. Try some of these:

Martha Stewart Spring Salad RecipesBon Appetit Spring SaladsHuffington Post Spring Salad Recipes

So tell us in the comments below: What are your favorite go-to springtime songs?

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