10 Beautiful Songs About Sunshine to Elevate Your Spirit

Songs about sunshine
Talking about the weather in a socially awkward situation has become the number one conversation starter. In addition to this, weather is also an oft-used theme in the music industry as well. If the cold dark winter reflects your inner turmoil, Buzzle has listed 10 beautiful and uplifting songs about sunshine. So, keep your sunny side-up and browse through the list.
"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."
― James M. Barrie
With all of us longing for the bright warm summer, we got a brilliant idea to compile a list of songs, which you can hear while lying down on the beach, getting yourself a tan, or maybe for a beach party. Let's just admit the fact, we all crave for the sunshine during the shivering cold winters. Even emotionally, when our mood is blue and gloomy, we want things to be sunny.
A lack of sunshine in your life could also be due to pessimistic people stealing your sunshine and happiness. Don't let them steal your sunshine. Perhaps you woke up in a sad mood or are tired because of a troublesome event in your life, and you feel these events are robbing you of your happiness. But my friend, always remember always there is light at the end of the tunnel. You can choose to get back your sunny side, and for a start, you can listen to these cheerful sunshine songs.

We did not wish to stick to one particular genre, and tried to include country songs, old beats, rock songs, and lastly pop songs about summers, sunshine, and love.
Pocketful of Sunshine
Natasha Bedingfield
Pocketful of Sunshine
Lyrics

I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.
I got a love, and I know that it's all mine.
Oh, oh whoa
Do what you want, but you're never gonna break me.
Sticks and stones are never gonna shake me.
No, oh whoa.
Released: 2008
Album: Pocketful Of Sunshine

An empowering upbeat song, my personal favorite. This song focuses on how we are troubled with our everyday problems, to name a few, breakups, financial issues, domestic problems, etc. This song is all about escaping from one's problems and issues. The lyrics emphasize the need to escape and find a peaceful place in tough times. The singer implies that no matter what the problem, she will fight her way out. Nothing is big enough to affect her or to break her down. She is emotionally strong and has control over her mind, body, and soul.
Brighter than Sunshine
Aqualung
Brighter than Sunshine
Lyrics

I never understood before.
I never knew what love was for.
My heart was broke, my head was sore -
What a feeling.
Tied up in ancient history,
I didn't believe in destiny.
I look up, you're standing next to me.
Released: 2003
Album: Still Life

This song is all about having hope and staying positive. Especially for people who have been hurt way too many times, and are waiting for that special someone to tag along. But his/her prayers are answered, and he/she falls in love again with that special person. Brighter than sunshine means love is a feeling which emits light brighter than a sun. He wants to surround himself in that positive feeling. Though he is not sure how things will turn out for them, which nobody ever is, yet one should take the leap of faith and stay optimistic. A very romantic song, which many people who are in love can relate to.
Walking on Sunshine
Katrina and the Waves
Walking on Sunshine
Lyrics

Now I'm walking on sunshine, whoa
I'm walking on sunshine, whoa
I'm walking on sunshine, whoa
And don't it feel good
Hey, all right now
And don't it feel good.
Released: 1983
Album: Katrina and the Waves

This song has two interpretations, both sad and happy. Some claim that it is the saddest song ever because, initially, she was not sure about some guy's love for her, but now she is sure that he loves her. She is ready to wait days, weeks, and months for him to randomly show up. This means there is very little contact or no contact at all. The end verses clearly highlight desperation, because, apparently, the guy visits her only once a month or so, so how can she be so sure about it? The second interpretation is a very happy and clear one. It simply talks about the feeling of being in love, she is so immensely in love with that boy that she feels she is walking on sunshine. She is really happy and excited on his arrival.
Good Day Sunshine
The Beatles
Good Day Sunshine
Lyrics

I need to laugh and when the sun is out
I've got something I can laugh about
I feel good in a special way
I'm in love and it's a sunny day
Good day sunshine, good day sunshine, good day sunshine.
Released: 1966
Album: Revolver

This song has the ability to perk you up instantly. It radiates good vibes and optimism. The song is all about love, he is so happy spending time with her on a hot sunny day. He does not mind the heat burning his feet, what matters is spending time with his love and being happy. He is proud to have her in his life. Truly, an amazing song to lift your mood. An evergreen track in this sunny songs list.
Sunshine on my Shoulders
John Denver
Sunshine on my Shoulders
Lyrics

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, sunshine in my eyes can make me cry.
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely, sunshine almost always makes me high.
If I had a day that I could give you, I'd give to you the day just like today.
If I had a song that I could sing for you, I'd sing a song to make you feel this way.
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Released: 1973
Album: Poems, Prayers & Promises

It is one of the prettiest sun-themed songs that talks about how we wait for the cold winter to get over. Even though the roads and houses are beautifully decorated by snow, sun is also shining brightly, but due to the cold weather, we can't step out. All we can do is wait for spring to arrive to bask in the sun's glory. The same applies in our personal lives too, our problems and tensions are like cold winter, but all we can do is patiently wait for them to resolve.
Brighter than the Sun
Colbie Caillat
Brighter than the Sun
Lyrics

Oh, this is how it starts, lightning strikes the heart
It goes off like a gun, brighter than the sun
Oh, we could be the stars, falling from the sky
Shining how we want, brighter than the sun.
Released: 2011
Album: All Of You

We all know that feeling when we are in love, those butterflies in our stomach, our love staring at us, etc. This song will sweep you off your feet, it is a love song with fast music, so you can definitely dance with your love/fiancée/husband, or if you are single, then duh! Dance all by yourself. It conveys that initial excitement of a relationship. The spirit of love is brighter than the sun, and when you love somebody, your energy is brighter than sunshine.
Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers
Ain't No Sunshine
Lyrics

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
It's not warm when she's away
Ain't no sunshine when she's gone
And she's always gone too long
Any time she goes away.
Released: 1971
Album: Just As I AM
We feel really sad when we miss somebody, his/her talk, laughter, the time spent with him/her. We all wish, someday we could travel back in time and re-live those moments, but such is life, right? It's easy to fake a smile and pretend to smile, but there won't be any sunshine unless you smile from within. You see, when you smile wholeheartedly, you have this twinkle in your eye. You must strive to get that twinkle in your eyes back. It's just like taking a toy away from a kid and expecting him/her to smile. It is somewhat similar when your heart is broken.
You are the Sunshine of my life
Stevie Wonder
You are the Sunshine of my life
Lyrics

You are the sunshine of my life
That's why I'll always be around,
You are the apple of my eye,
Forever you'll stay in my heart.
Released: 1973
Album: Talking Book

This song has been translated to many languages, its French version says Le soleil de ma vie (the sun of my life). A very positive song, it makes us all think about the sunshine in our life. Whether it be our parents, kids, family, boyfriend, etc. It is a sincere expression of unconditional love.
I Make my own Sunshine
Chelsea Basham
I Make my own Sunshine
Lyrics

It don't matter if it's raining
Nothing can phase me
I make my own sunshine
And if you think you can break me
Baby, you're crazy
I make my own sunshine
Released: 2012
Album: I Make My Own Sunshine

A great song to round off this list, the main focus of this song is rejuvenation, meaning giving birth to a new you. We all have had heartbreaks, but it's all about picking yourself up, dusting off, and moving on with your life. It lifts you up with hope and determination that no matter what, you will get on with your life. Because only you have the power to create and sustain happiness in your life.
Sunshine of your Love
Cream
Lyrics

I'll be with you darling soon,
I'll be with you when the stars start falling.
I've been waiting so long
To be where I'm going
In the sunshine of your love.
Released: 1968
Album: Disraeli Gears

It still remains one of the major hits of the sixties. Again a love song, where the guy is waiting to be reunited to his love. It is a rock song, and mostly loved by rock bands. Nevertheless, you can still swoon in its beats and raise your sunshine energy.
The next time you step out and the sun fails to show up, play the aforementioned songs to feel positive and energetic. Don't ever forget, 'there is always sunshine after a storm.' In the meantime, lift your mood, and spread your warmth and sunshine.
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