The transition from winter to spring is a joyous occasion, as it marks the coming of warmer weather, increased social activities, and all around good tidings. But what’s a springtime without a proper soundtrack? Newscrawl offers up five R&B songs that are the perfect way to usher in the season. Peep the list below.

Maxwell – “Ascension”

Numerous songs on Maxwell’s stellar debut Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite are worthy of mention here. But for all intents and purposes, “Ascension” is a great song to kick off the happy-go-lucky vibe of spring.

Gina Thompson ft. Missy Elliott – ‘The Things That You Do (Remix)”

Dance. That’s what you do when this record comes on. You dance.

Frank Ocean – “Sweet Life”

A combination of soothing bass, complimenting guitar, and buttery piano work, Frank Ocean’s channel ORANGE track is audibly what it feels like to finally see leaves on the trees again.

Jill Scott – “A Long Walk”

This classic track by Jilly from Philly gets queued up around this time every year, soon after the groundhog rears its head.

Raheem DeVaughn – “Guess Who Loves You More”

Keep this song on ice, in the event that your winter situationship with your “Cuffing Season” boo blossoms into something longstanding in the spring.