Cold weather got you down? Throw these warm-weather themed songs on your iPod and make snow angels in the Quad. The white headphones match the snow!

Rufus Wainwright - California

Rufus reminds us that California is such a wonder, we should stay in bed, because the weather is so not cold it must be enjoyed laying down.

Leona Naess - Mexico

Here's a good keep-you-warm lyric: "Come with me to Mexico. You can drive, and I can take it slow." Play, listen, think warm thoughts. Repeat.

Beach Boys - Kokomo

Singing this at recitals in the first grade is weird, but walking down Locust and pretending Kokomo is a real place is grand.

Beatles - Here Comes the Sun

Yes, this song makes us miss George Harrison terribly too, but it also reminds us that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow if you wait enough (or something about the sun).

Ryan Adams - Oh My Sweet Carolina

Like Ryan says, the sweetest winds really do blow across the South, especially when walking through that damn wind tunnel in between the high rises.

Wilco - Monday

This may be one of the only songs written about Pensacola, Florida, but Tweedy makes it feel just like home.

Joni Mitchell - California

Joni sings with an authenticity rarely seen these days. We would drink a case of her.

The Velvet Underground - Who Loves the Sun

Think of the scene in High Fidelity when this plays, then think of John Cusack. Now think of him warming your heart.

The Arcade Fire - Haiti

Fire?! Haiti?! Musicians wearing helmets?! What more could you ask for?

The Decemberists - Los Angeles, I'm Yours

Despite Colin Meloy's enjoyment of academic snobbery and obscure references/allusions, we're pretty sure he's singing about LA here. Maybe.


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