#ThursdayTherapyTune (s): April Showers and May Flowers

IMG_4817The saying “April Showers Bring May Flowers” has been around for a while and the saying continues to prove true (at least it does in the Midwest!). Though the “April” showers have passed that doesn’t mean we won’t have continued rain for the remainder of spring as we all know how rain is a big part of the spring season! Luckily all of these showers bring lots of flowers to look forward to which we will be enjoying now that it is May. Spring is generally a happy time of year and symbolizes growth and rebirth. There are many themes that spring can help support in therapy this time of year which is why I love to incorporate songs about flowers and showers in the springtime. Here are some of my top Shower and Flower songs that I use in therapy during the springtime. I’ve included a selection from 1899 all the way to 2007 so to keep a good variety 😉 In addition, I’ve omitted the more obvious choices in hopes to perhaps spark your interest in something you haven’t tried before!

Showers

1. Keep on the Sunny Side- Ada Blenkhorn (1899), The Carter Family (1928), Featured in the film O Brother Where Art Thou (2000)

2. Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella– Sammy Fain, Irving Kahal & Francis Wheeler-originally recorded in 1927, Bing Crosby (1957)

3. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head- BJ Thomas (1969), Featured in the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

4. Umbrella- Rihanna (2007)

5. Set Fire to the Rain- Adele (2011)

Flowers

1. The Rose– Bette Midler (1979), Conway Twitty (1983)

2. Tip Toe Through the Tulips– Nick Lucas (1929), Tiny Tim (1968)

3. Roses are Red (My Love)– Bobby Vinton (1962)

4. Crimson and Clover– Tommy James and the Shondells  (1969)

5. Flowers on the Wall– Statler Brothers (1966)

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Have any favorite flower or shower songs that you enjoy this time of year? Comment below and add to the list! It could go on forever! Here are some additional Springtime Songs you may enjoy.

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