Soundtrack for summer

5 Aug

A simple, eclectic playlist to get you ready (if you aren’t already) for any summer’s day*!

The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun. Classic.

Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No – I Got Life. Yes, it’s the one from that advert; Simone has such a fantastic voice, her cover of Here Comes The Sun is also worth a listen.

Elbow – One Day Like This. Oh god. They played this at Reading a couple of years ago and it was perfect.

Yann Tierson – La Valse D’amélie (Version Originale). In fact the entire Amélie soundtrack is a summer staple. Can’t you just picture yourself wondering round the streets of Paris with this playing in the background? Oh to have your own portable orchestra…

The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon. A must have, preferably listen to it whilst having an ice-cold beer. Your life may be turning to s**t around you, but so long as the sun is shining, you’re golden.

The Blanks – Teenagers Forget Streisand Because The Only Girl Is Cooler Than Dynamite. Contender for the longest song title ever, this wonderful a capella mash up is wonderful.

ELO – Mr. Blue Sky. An obvious choice but a must have! The song changes pace a bit towards the end but the duelling choirs are fabulous.

Nick 13 – 101. Summer is made for aimless drives and roadtrips. All the better if you own your own Thunderbird or Cadillac.

Leftover Cuties – When You’re Smiling. A brilliant cover of the classic – the ukulele and old timey trumpet is a superb spin and makes for a purely fun version of the song.

Guilty Pleasure Summer Tune:

Avril Lavigne – Here’s To Never Growning Up. This is TERRIBLE song. But there’s just something about it, you know when you can’t quite put your finger on it? Catchy chorus, semi relatable lyrics, criminally overused ‘whoas’; it’s all there. And good girl Avril, marrying Chad Kroger so that no one else has to. It had to be someone.

*Any summer’s day is vastly improved with the addition of some Pimm’s, a barbeque and it’d be handy if you had your own swimming pool.

About the Writer: Daisy is an irregular photographer, wannabe writer and full time female. In between tea and toast breaks she spends far too much time on the internetbloggingtumbling and tweeting. She is unapologetic in her love of the Spice Girls.


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