Summer is coming slowly but surely. The clocks went forward and the extra hour of daylight means I will no longer resemble a cast member from The Walking Dead.
There is something about summer which makes me wanna hit the beer garden, chill out in the park or sit in front of a fan all day. But let’s face it, I have to go to work and I prefer going away in winter when it’s cheaper. I will have to bear through the sweaty Central line for a few months longer before its time for my next holiday. For now, here a few songs that always get me in the mood for summer, holidays and sunny days.
Dizzee Rascal – Holiday
This reminds me of my trips to Turkey in 2009 and 2010 where the alcohol was flowing and dancing on tables was the motive…
DJ Khaled featuring Drake – For Free
The ‘stomach on flat flat’ line is instant gymspiration. But for more gym tunes, see here.
Aaliyah – Rock the Boat
Aaliyah will always be missed but her music will live on.
Beyonce – Standing in the Sun
Usher – Good Ol’ Ghetto
The 8701 album was SO good! This song always takes me back to the days of secondary school…
Rihanna – We Ride
Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools
The only place to cool down…
Rupert Holmes – Pina Colada Song
Probably a random one on my holiday vibes playlist BUT who doesn’t like pina colada’s and getting caught in rain?
Kylie Minogue – Slow
How everything feels when it’s humid… slow…
Lana Del Rey – Ride
Mentioned in my LA playlist, Ride will always remind me of the place that experiences a perennial summer… See you soon LA.
What songs remind you of summer?