10 Throwback Jams to Add to Your Springtime Playlist

Can you hear the birds chirping? Spring is upon us, UNC, which means warmer weather and better moods. To reflect the season change, Her Campus is bringing you ten jams to add to your springtime playlist to make sure you are fully adjusted to the brighter days ahead.


1. "Rockin’ Robin," Bobby Day

This song instantly puts a pep in your step/transports you to the 1950’s

2. "Walking On Sunshine," Katrina and the Waves

What’s better than celebrating spring with a song about sunshine? Not much.

3. "Sir Duke," Stevie Wonder

Another classic to brighten your mood! It is almost impossible not to dance to this song.

4. "Jump in the Line," Harry Belafonte

If you missed out on a tropical spring break, or just want to reminisce about your time in the sun, this song makes you feel like you are doing the cha cha in a tropical paradise.

5. "(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay," Ottis Redding

A little more subdued than the rest, Ottis makes you feel like you are chillin’ on the dock of the Frisco Bay right along with him.

6."Respect," Aretha Franklin

Who doesn’t love a little sass?

7."Brown Eyed Girl," Van Morrison

I might be a little biased because I have brown eyes, but lyrical content aside, this song will get your hips swayin’.

8."What I Like About You," The Romantics

“...you really know how to dance.” And trust me, the more you listen to this song, the more you're gunna want to.

9."(What A) Wonderful World," Sam Cooke

Ah, Sam. His voice sounds like a melted chocolate bar. 

10. "Smooth Sailing," Leon Bridges

This isn’t technically an oldie, but Leon Bridges has been deemed the Sam Cooke of our generation. Need I say more?


Have more suggestions? Comment below your favorite oldies that get your spirits up!