Monday, March 26, 2012

Music for a Spring Cleaning*

It was warm and sunny in London all weekend - we've been enjoying temperatures in the high teens (or, in Farenheit, mid-60s) which is practically unheard of at this time of year.  The commons have been packed with people drinking and picnicking, and the paths of the parks were jammed with cyclists and rollerbladers.  It's been gorgeous!  And, happily, the rest of the week is set to look the same:

Because I can finally throw open my French doors and let the fresh air stream in, I've decided that this is the week for a major spring clean of my flat.  I'm moving out in two months, which means that I'll still have to do a professional blasting in order to leave the studio in a perfect and please-return-my-security-desposit way, but it's so refreshing to work the cobwebs out of the corners in the spring.

Necessarily, I'll make a spring cleaning playlist; you can't expect to persevere through the whole flat (regardless of how small it is) without some encouraging music.  I like oldies and country best for this sort of thing, but who knows what else I might throw in:

Spring Cleaning Playlist

Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)
Hip to my Heart (The Band Perry)
Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)
Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood)
Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac)
Cecelia (Simon and Garfunkle)
Lola (The Kinks)
Ladies Love Country Boys (Trace Adkins)
Beer for my Horses (Toby Keith feat. Willie Nelson)
I'm a Believer (Smash Mouth)
Shake it Out (Florence + The Machine)

That should get me started!  Any other suggestions, dear readers?

*if Handel had known about the concept of spring cleaning, he definitely would have titled a composition like this.  Music for the Royal Fireworks, Music for a Spring Cleaning... same thing, right?


  1. i looove fleetwood mac! lately i've been listening to the kind of surf style band Tennis, they're awesome.

  2. I'm living in Lille, just south of you and I am loving this sun lately!! I was getting bored of all that rain. Great spring cleaning playlist you have there...I may use a few of those songs when I need to move out of my student apartment in a a couple of months as well ;)

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