Tonight (or early tomorrow morning if you want to be a dick about it) we move the clocks forward. Soon our evenings will be filled with sunlight and vampires will be forced to stay home for a few more hours. In honor of the festivities, we present our Top 10 songs for Daylight Savings.
10. “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles
This Beatles jam is a great song to have programmed in the alarm clock and thanks to daylight savings, the tune will come on an hour earlier as of tomorrow.
In 1977, Carl Sagan attempted to include “Here Comes the Sun” as part of the Voyager Golden Records that were sent into space aboard the Voyager Space Craft probes. The hope was that aliens would find the material some 40,000 years later; however, EMI refused to release the rights and the song was not included. That label keeps it real.
9. “Killing Time” by Pennywise
Removing an hour from the day is sort of like killing time? Though the hour does come back in the fall, which almost makes it Christ-like… Either way, this song comes from the album About Time, so it’s worthy of a spot on the list.
8. “Clocks” by Coldplay
Coldplay will have a busy summer this year. Chris Martin and company will release the follow up to 2008’s Viva la Vida and they’ll play a number of festivals including Galstonbury, T In the Park, and Oxygen Festival.
7. “Rock around the Clock” by Bill Halley
At this time of year, you’re gonna want to rock in a clockwise motion. It’s more natural and will help maintain the spring-forward consistency. Save that crazy counterclockwise dancing for the fall.
6. “Sex O’Clock” by Tiga
Sometimes you’re putting together a Top 10 List of Daylight Savings Time songs and you hit a road block. You need one more tune to fill out the inventory, so you Google ‘clock songs’ and this little diddy pops up.
It’s a life-altering moment to say the least. Not only is the list complete, but from now on anytime an attractive person approaches you and asks for the time you’ve got one answer and one answer only. Thanks Tiga, for everything.
5. “Turn Back Time” by Cher
If she could turn back time, she would, but she can’t. Fortunately it’s the time of year to move the clocks ahead, so it all works out. Including this song on the list might be a bit of a reach… but whatever. The video features a woman in her forties dressed like an east coast stripper walking around a battle ship. That’s worth watching.
4. “Time” by Blind Melon
Lots of great artists have written a song called “Time,” including Pink Floyd, Ozzy, Sarah McLachlan, Tom Waits, Anthrax, Edwin Star, and Cat Stevens (just to name a few). Hootie and the Blowfish and Creed have too.
For this list, the song title is represented by Blind Melon with the track from their 1992 self-titled album. A great song from an amazing album.
Blind Melon continue to perform under the band name with vocalist Travis Warren, which is lame.
3. “Spring Forward” by Tiger Army
Tiger Army’s frontman Nick 13 is keeping busy with his solo project and will be part of SXSW next week in Austin. According to his Twitter page he’s working on a new album and was in the studio as of Friday.
2. “Sunny Hours” by Long Beach Dub Allstars
It’s all about the sunny hours. Having the sunshine late into the evening makes life much more enjoyable. So does this song. And this video.
1. “Time Is On My Side” by the Rolling Stones
During the spring and summer it really feels like time is on your side. You can sleep in, have a late lunch and still get out in time for a solid vitamin D fix. Good times are on the way. Happy clock changing!