Groundhog Day prediction playlists

Happy Groundhog DayIn the United States and Canada, the 2nd of February is marked as Groundhog Day, a holiday dedicated to a prognosticating rodent. The most famous of these ground squirrels is Punxsutawney Phil, who–along with the rest–emerges from his burrow each February to predict either early spring or six more weeks of winter. According to folklore, if the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow, it indicates a fast-approaching spring–if he does, more winter is on the way.

Results vary depending on which groundhog you follow–this year, the Phil faithful can expect six more weeks of winter, whereas General Beauregard Lee has declared early spring for Georgia.  No matter what the seasonal inclination of your locale, we want you to enjoy it with music. If you’re forced indoors by chilly climes, check out Cool Hunting’s Hibernation Playlist. Plenty of sun to frolic in? Crank up Spinner’s Songs for Spring. Listen on Spotify, or recreate the mixes with the tracklists below.

Cool Hunting’s Hibernation Playlist

  1. “The Shakes” – Atlas Sound
  2. “My Ma” – Girls
  3. “Serve the People” – Handsome Furs
  4. “Skeletons” – Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
  5. “Undiscovered First” – Feist
  6. “Cheerleader” – St. Vincent
  7. “Mrs. Robinson” – Billy Paul
  8. “Run Right Back” – The Black Keys
  9. “How It Ended” – The Drums
  10. “Wrong Opinion” – Chairlift
  11. “A Month Of Saturdays” – R.E.M.
  12. “Djegh Ishilan” – Tinariwen
  13. “^tre” – Nicolas Jaar

Spinner’s Songs for Spring

  1. “The Roof Is Leaking” – Phil Collins
  2. “Half The Man” – Jamiroquai
  3. “The First Day of Spring” – Noah and the Whale
  4. “Waiting for the Sun” – The Doors
  5. “Spring Affair” – Donna Summer
  6. “Love Ain’t for Keeping” – The Who
  7. “Spring Rain” – The Go-Betweens
  8. “Another Spring” – Nina Simone
  9. “Spring Fever” – Elvis Presley
  10. “Here Comes the Sun” – The Beatles