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Songs For Easter

Holiday music is a very small percentage of overall music sales. And Christmas music is by far the largest part of this relatively small slice. Halloween has its fair share of music, as does St. Patrick's Day, but for Easter music you really have to dig deep.

This playlist starts with the two most popular Easter time songs in history, "Peter Cottontail" and "Easter Parade", but is followed by 17 more tracks, which can be linked to Easter in some way, both secular and religious.

This year, Easter falls of March 23, which is unusually early and also happens to be my daughter's birthday. The way in which the date is calculated is complicated and the full cycle repeats only once every 5,700,000 years. There are 35 possible dates on which Easter Sunday can fall, the earliest being March 22. Easter will not fall on March 23rd again until 2160.

What songs would you add to an Easter playlist? Please add your ideas to the comments.

Songs For Easter Playlist

1. Peter Cottontail - Gene Autry

2. Easter Parade - Bing Crosby

3. Easter - Patti Smith

4. Easter Bunny - Jad Fair 

5. Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley

6. Easter Again - Leo Kottke 

7. Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits - The Magnetic Fields

8. Easter Bunny Song - Cath Carroll 

9. Jellybeans And Chocolate - David Benoit

10. Hallelujah - Ryan Adams

11. Resurrection - Ray Wylie Hubbard

12. Easter - David Caldwell 

13. I Am The Resurrection - The Stone Roses

14. Hallelujah - Prefab Sprout

15. He Is Risen - John Michael Talbot

16. Easter Snow - John Doherty

17. Chocolate Easter Bunny - Simply Weasels

18. Peeps On The March - Peeps

19. Cool Bunny - Art Pepper 

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