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February 23, 2013 8:00 PM   Subscribe

Recommendations for (love) songs that mention one of the months in its lyrics?

Examples of what I mean (for the month of February) are Sophie B Hawkins' "As I Lay Me Down to Sleep" (February mentioned within the lyrics) and Josh Groban's "February Song" (direct title). Does anyone have examples for the months for the rest of the year? I'd sort of prefer them to be love songs (in its broader definition, not necessarily limited to romantic love).

If you could mention both the song and the month in your reply, that'd be terrific. Thanks for any help!
posted by demesne to Media & Arts (50 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Avett Brothers - January Wedding
posted by pecanpies at 8:03 PM on February 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


September Song by Kurt Weill is a bitter sweet sort of love song
posted by Conductor71 at 8:03 PM on February 23, 2013


They're all covered in Calendar Girl.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 8:06 PM on February 23, 2013


I just called to say I love you by Stevie Wonder mentions them all!
posted by jrobin276 at 8:06 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Simon and Garfunkel, April Come She Will (well, half of the months are in there)

Dar Williams, February (a love song but not a cheerful one, mentions February and March)

James Taylor, Fourth of July, September Grass, October Road

Guns n' Roses, November Rain

The Decemberists, July, July!
posted by mlle valentine at 8:07 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


September Gurls by Big Star.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:11 PM on February 23, 2013 [3 favorites]


4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) - Bruce Springsteen
posted by Maecenas at 8:11 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


August and Everything After by Counting Crows
Seasons by Good Charlotte [October]
posted by the twistinside at 8:13 PM on February 23, 2013


Gone till November by Wyclef Jean
posted by judith at 8:22 PM on February 23, 2013


December by Teenage Fanclub
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:22 PM on February 23, 2013


Arcade Fire- Month of May (May, obviously)
posted by MadamM at 8:23 PM on February 23, 2013


This may be a bit...cruder than you're after, but I can't let this thread pass without mentioning Jonathan Coulton's First of May.
posted by ActionPopulated at 8:29 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Águas de Março," whether in Portuguese or English
posted by hydrophonic at 8:31 PM on February 23, 2013


More of an unrequited/frustrated love song, but for October I love "Melt Show" by the Old 97's: "When October rolls around, will you sober up and let me down?"
posted by honey wheat at 8:32 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Headstones - Million Days in May
Blue Rodeo - 5 days in May
Tragically Hip - Fiddlers Green (September)

Probably not what most people would consider "love" songs.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:34 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Avett Brothers - November Blue
Though it is about the end of a relationship.
posted by ZabeLeeZoo at 8:42 PM on February 23, 2013


Oh yeah, and since nobody has mentioned them yet: the obvious picks for September and December.
posted by honey wheat at 8:42 PM on February 23, 2013


Stephin Merritt - One April Day
posted by Bella Sebastian at 8:52 PM on February 23, 2013


Bob Dylan - Isis
He mentions May, the fifth day of May, to be exact.
posted by ZabeLeeZoo at 8:53 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


I guess this isn't a "love song" but it is the biggest love song ever for me, so --

But February made me shiver with every paper I'd deliver...
posted by cairdeas at 8:53 PM on February 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


September - Earth, Wind and Fire
Wedding Bell Blues - Fifth Dimension (May)
Farewell My Summer Love - Michael Jackson (May)
posted by SisterHavana at 8:56 PM on February 23, 2013


The Hollies - Bus Stop (August)
The Fiery Furnaces - Here Comes the Summer (March, May, June, July, October, December)
"By the Light of the Silvery Moon" (June)
posted by hydrophonic at 9:04 PM on February 23, 2013


September Morn - Neil Diamond
posted by SisterHavana at 9:14 PM on February 23, 2013


Well, it's a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
Neath the cover of October skies...

(link to a live performance by a very young Van Morrison)
posted by she's not there at 9:23 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Taylor Swift - Back to December
posted by acidic at 9:35 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Counting Crows - A Long December
posted by puritycontrol at 9:55 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


June, by Spock's Beard. A nostalgic, beautiful song.
posted by PussKillian at 10:14 PM on February 23, 2013


The Fourteenth of February, Billy Bragg
April Fool, Ronnie Lane and Pete Townshend
Last Day of June, the Finn Brothers
Fourth of July, X
November, Tom Waits
posted by scody at 10:44 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Another key song of my adolescence -- this one a breakup song (I think).

Maybe I'll call or write you a letter, now maybe we'll see on the Fourth of July...
posted by cairdeas at 10:50 PM on February 23, 2013


Mr. November by The National (not a love song though)
posted by changeling at 11:07 PM on February 23, 2013


See You in September
posted by brujita at 11:31 PM on February 23, 2013


Various versions of Shine On, Harvest Moon mention either "January, February, June or July" or "April, January, June or July".
posted by trip and a half at 11:52 PM on February 23, 2013


Ingrid Michaelson - December Baby
posted by knile at 11:55 PM on February 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


February Stars by Foo Fighters
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 11:59 PM on February 23, 2013


Sweet November - Babyface
Oh what a night - franki valli
posted by ramix at 12:02 AM on February 24, 2013


Here Comes September by Waikiki.
posted by h00py at 12:04 AM on February 24, 2013


Irving Berlin's I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm: "I can't remember a worse December..."
posted by trip and a half at 12:07 AM on February 24, 2013


The lovely April in Paris.
posted by trip and a half at 12:10 AM on February 24, 2013


January by Pilot (warning - 70's)
posted by h00py at 12:16 AM on February 24, 2013


Please by U2: "September, streets capsizing... October, talk getting nowhere/November, December..."
posted by koucha at 3:27 AM on February 24, 2013


Breathless - Say September Sings
Aimee Mann - 4th of July
Uriah Heep - July Morning
posted by vers at 4:46 AM on February 24, 2013


Fountains of Wayne's Valley Winter Song
And late December
Can drag a man down
You feel it deep in your gut
Short days and afternoons spent pottering around
In a dark house with the windows painted shut
posted by creepygirl at 7:28 AM on February 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Shine on Harvest Moon (Jan, Feb, June, July)

get out the uke and wail.
posted by mule98J at 8:19 AM on February 24, 2013


Pieces of April - Three Dog Night
First of May - The Bee Gees
posted by megatherium at 8:22 AM on February 24, 2013


Maggie May by Rod Stewart starts:

Wake up Maggie I think I got something to say to you
It's late September and I really should be back at school


Oh, and in Chicago's Saturday in the Park:

I think it was the 4th of July

posted by Asparagus at 1:27 PM on February 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Backseat by Gaslight Anthem is a love song: no caveats, no qualifications.

And in the wild desert sun, we drove straight on through the night.
We rode a fever out of Boston.
Dreamed of California nights.
Come July, we'll ride the Ferris Wheel.
Go round and round and round.
And If you never let me go, well I will never let you down.

posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 2:12 PM on February 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Jason Anderson - July 4, 2004 has no month in the lyrics, but only in the title. but it's so romantic:

the decaying burst, of fireworks, like a dandelion puff
or a chandelier
comets and scissors
sparks

our night, made from mosquito bites
thick breath and knives

in love
independence day
two clenched fists in the air, chanting "U-S-A!"

and i will wait
i will shiver i will wait
i will stutter i will wait
i will wait

i will wait for you and i always will!

you say, "oh, jason, are you still waiting?"
i am, i am and i love this part...
i am, i am and i sing my heart...


Soco Amaretto Lime by Brand New:

And we'll never have to listen (November to...)
(your stomach's filled up but you're starved for conversation)
to anyone about anything cause it's all been done (...remember)
(you're spending all your nights growing old in your bed)
and it's all been said (nightswimmers)
(and your tearin up your photos cause you wanna forget... it's over)
we're the coolest kids and we take what we can get

posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 2:32 PM on February 24, 2013


The Fountain in the Park / While Strolling Through the Park (May)
posted by hydrophonic at 9:17 PM on February 26, 2013


Will You Love Me In December, which I know of from John Linnell of They Might Be Giants but is from the early 20th Century.
posted by knile at 3:16 AM on February 27, 2013


"Fifth of July" by Eddie from Ohio
posted by knile at 3:43 AM on February 27, 2013


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