When I was preparing to write about this newsletter about the seasons, a song kept coming into my head. The song was: Four seasons in one day “by Crowded House
I then decided to see how many songs have the word season in them. This is what this article is about.
Seasons are symbolic of different life cycles that exist at a micro and macro level. A change of seasons is a connective element that relates to events in our daily life. In songs, seasons represent attributes and themes associated with existence and being. The correspondence of stages of life from birth to death is often portrayed through a change of seasons. Singers and songwriters often showcase seasons as a comparison with memories of the past. Varied aspects of love, hope, and despair are conveyed with changing seasons as a metaphor.
The season of spring symbolises new life, rebirth, and rejuvenation. Spring denotes a sign of transition. Summer represents youthfulness and vitality of the heart and soul. Autumn is associated with the natural hues of nature through a transformation of red, orange, and yellow, representing, youth, adulthood, and maturity. Winter symbolizes an introspective phase in life where you analyse future plans. The cold and dark moments of this season represent a state of dormancy to rethink and explore new beginnings.
I have found about in terms of my google search there close to just under 200 songs with the word season in the title.
Top 10 Best Songs With Seasons in the Title
- “Summer”—Calvin Harris.
- “In the Summertime”—Mungo Jerry.
- “A Winter’s Tale”—Queen.
- “Summer of ’69”—Bryan Adams.
- “Grand Theft Autumn/Where is Your Boy”—Fall Out Boy.
- “A Little More Summertime”—Jason Aldean.
- “Spring Break Anthem”—The Lonely Island.
- “Autumn Almanac”—The Kinks.
- Seasons in the Sun” is an English-language adaptation of the 1961 song “Le Moribond” by Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brelwith lyrics rewritten in 1963 by American singer-poet Rod McKuen, portraying a dying man’s farewell to his loved ones. It became a worldwide hit in 1974 for Canadian singer Terry Jacks and became a Christmas number one in the UK in 1999 for Westlife.
I must admit that I have not heard of all these songs and the song which I keep hearing in my head is “Four seasons in one day “ does not appear in their top 100 “seasons “ songs.
Judging by the most popular season in respect of the above songs is summer, which for many is their favourite season.