Friday, May 2, 2014

Five Songs About Sunshine

For some reason, sunshine happens to be a fairly popular song topic.  It could be that sunshine is an effective metaphor for happiness and artists don't feel like coming up with new ones.

It's getting warmer so here are five songs about sunshine.

Len - Steal My Sunshine

Clearly the most ridiculous sunshine song on this list.  There's just so many strange things going on with this song and video:  nonsensical lyrics, a pseudo orange scooter gang, weird people.

I don't know what their sunshine is or who stole it, but I don't want any part of it.  They should have been more concerned about someone stealing their musical career as they were never heard from again.

Natasha Bedingfield - Pocket Full of Sunshine

Based on the video, a pocket full of sunshine is code for a great hallucinatory drug that lets you escape reality and do some crazy dancing.  It also comes with a circa 2008 Verizon phone so you can share the experience with your friends.

The song does get kind of redeemed by Emma Stone in Easy A as she slowly succumbs to its catchiness.

Katrina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine

Let's just assume this one is about drugs too because it also connects sunshine to crazy fits of dancing, and reminds me of this great television moment.  Although, nothing beats a dog trying to sing the song.

Stevie Wonder - Sunshine of My Life

It's Stevie Wonder so this 1973 hit speaks for itself.

Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine 

A great song, but probably the most downbeat song involving sunshine.  I'm sure she's a great woman, but I doubt that she actually has the power to control weather patterns.  Unless she's Storm from the X-Men, then she definitely does.

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