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10 Best Songs About The Sun

The sun, for many musicians, is the perfect comparison of their life.

The emotional rollercoaster contrast of the sun makes for raw emotions to come bubbling up, making music fans align themselves with the message of the songs.

Here are the ten best songs about the sun that should be on everyone’s playlist.

“Sun is Shining” – Bob Marley

“Sun is Shining” by Bob Marley is one of those masterpieces that make everything seem better. The song’s message can easily speak on every aspect of life, from love, career, and even personal goals.

The lyrics ask people not to worry and take it easy, that the sunshine will make me all the better as the good vibes become stronger. It’s something most will like to listen to when they are getting discouraged.

“Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone” – Bill Withers

The Grammy-winning RnB 1970s song by Bill Withers is lovers love song. The picture set is of a lover who sometimes leaves their home, and the partner has to be patient enough and wait to see if she will eventually return.

However, on the side of the partner left behind, his world becomes gloomy, and everything seems to stop. Nothing is the same in every place he looks, and there is no warmth until she can finally come back and bring the sun back into his life.

“I Can See Clearly Now” – Johnny Nash

Not every song about the sun is about a beloved one, and “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash is all about positivity.

With life’s difficulties making it hard for most people and they feel like giving up, the message in the song is about growing expectations and taking every opportunity hoping for the best.

The reggae-pop song helps its fans know that even when hard times come up, what is needed is pushing away the dark clouds seeing beyond the rain as it is a shiny sunny day.

“The Sun Will Rise” – Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson never disappoints when it comes to encouraging messages in songs.

In “The Sun will Rise”, the protagonist is quick to offer reassurance to friends enduring difficult times in their lives at the moment that everything will eventually be alright and that it will not break them.

What feels like the end of the world today may seem like a small obstacle in the future as the sun will rise again.

“Sunrise” – Norah Jones

Sometimes it’s good to be selfish and keep a lover close by and forget the world exists. This Grammy-winning jazz song “Sunrise” is all about lovers.

The lovers spend the day in bed in each other’s arms, and the afternoon goes the same way with them living in their world, forgetting about everything else. As evening approaches, the due is still contented with each other’s company as neither knows what tomorrow will bring.

“Soak Up the Sun” – Sheryl Crow

“Soak Up the Sun” is all about being content in life with the simple things. The protagonist in the song is a hard-working woman in a simple job that covers her living expenses.

With very little to afford anything else, it’s surprising that she still has a laid-back attitude and enjoys life as it. Carefree, she looks at the sun soaking in its goodness as she appreciates what life offers.

“The Sound of Sunshine” – Michael Franti & Spearhead

Michael Franti and Spearhead in the song “The Sound of Sunshine” brings awareness to the world as it is today.

The economic pressures and social struggles coupled with financial burdens can make life stressful, but there is a simple escape with the sun, even if it’s just for a moment.

“Walking on Sunshine” – Katrina and The Waves

Love is a beautiful thing when person they love loves them back. “Walking on Sunshine” pop song is about a woman who feels butterflies in her stomach as she feels love towards her crush, making her glow with love in her heart.

Everything falls into place when she knows that he also feels the same way for her and can’t wait for him to visit finally.

“Seasons in the Sun” – Westlife

Eventually, after living a long, fulfilling life, the end draws near, and in old age, no one should feel any regrets.

The song “Seasons in The Sun” is about a man knowing that his demise is imminent and is thankful for his life. He is grateful for what his father taught him and happy that his life was joyous in the sun.

“Sunshine Song” – Jason Mraz

“Sunshine’s Song” talks about everyone in some aspect of life. In the pop song, the protagonist is jealous that the sun seems to be shining brighter for others while he is struggling daily.

He only hopes that eventually, the sun will favor him and shine just as brightly and make things successful for him as they are for others.


Born and raised in Austin, David is a dedicated writer and avid fragrance lover. When he's not trying out perfumes, he enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants.