Keep the summer vibe alive: Summer tunes

AS THE skies get darker and the air gets colder, I can’t help but reminisce about the short summer. There is nothing better then heading out to the beach on a sunny day, having a barbecue, swimming in the sea and dodging seagulls that are after your burgers. Which you can do in Aber! You just might be a little chilly. In order to bring back that summer feeling, I have written a playlist of my ten favourite summer songs:

1.) Otis Redding – ‘Sitting on the Dock of a Bay’. There are many versions of this song, however, Redding’s version, with his soulful voice and smooth guitar fills, takes you straight to the beach.

2.) The Beach Boys – ‘Barbara Ann’. No summer playlist would be complete without The Beach Boys. Although many of their songs could have made it onto this playlist, Barbara Ann is, in my opinion, the best summer driving song, especially when driving to the beach with friends.

3.) Feed Me & Crystal Fighters – ‘Love is all I Got’. Although not an obvious choice, this upbeat alternative dance song brings back all my summer beach memories – it’s especially good for when you’re hanging out with friends.

musicCOU4.) Passion Pit – ‘Take a Walk’. Passion Pit’s steady beat and building vocals helps to get any good mood started; a great way to get into the summer feeling.

5.) Moby – ‘Porcelain’. In my opinion, the best summer chill out song. A great song to be relaxing on the beach to with a drink in hand, trying to get a tan.

6.) The Beatles – ‘Here Comes the Sun’. A timeless classic. George Harrison’s beautiful guitar, mixed with an upbeat tempo courtesy of Ringo, make this song the classic that it is.

7.) Imagine Dragons – ‘On Top of the World’. This song just feels like summer – from the whistling to the acoustic guitar, you can’t help but feel that summer has arrived. It is also a Go-Pro video favourite so expect to see lots of summer videos with this song.

8.) Toots and the Maytals – ’54-46 Was my Number’. No summer playlist could be without a little bit of Ska/Reggae. We all know that any Bob Marley song helps bring on the summer mood, and this song is also a great way to get into the summer feels of Jamaican shores.

9.) Two Door Cinema Club – ‘Undercover Martyn’. Another fantastic driving song. The fast, high, upbeat guitar helps create that frantic summer feel. A great song to drive to with friends on a sunny day – trip to Borth anyone?

10.) The Kinks – ‘Sunny Afternoon’. A classic that completes all summer playlists. A perfect track for ‘lazin’ on a sunny afternoon and a summer song for all of us without much money but lots of time.

There it is, my top ten! Chase those summer blues away and plug in this playlist – I challenge you to not feel summery after listening to them.