As I am writing this, I’m flicking through the music channels on Sky and it just firmly proves how much you NEED this list in your life. Which is another way of saying, music channels are currently making me despair, but that’s a rant for a different day. But also, I think I might edit this list to include DNCE’s Cake By The Ocean because damn that is so catchy.
I am not a summer music subscriber, i.e. I don’t like club/dance music and “absolute bangerz” (please sense the sneer in the quotations) but there are few things better than the right song playing through headphones when the sun is shining.
I know the British Summertime is currently being a fickle little madam, but I think these songs will serve you well regardless. There’s a total mix of classics, (my version of absolute bangerz,) songs that make you want to do a sassy strut, indie rock and some soothing folky stuff in this list.
America’s Sweetheart- Elle King
Twice- Catfish and The Bottlemen
Bodies- Band of Skulls
Light House- Future Islands
Friends- Eliza and the Bear
Sweet Disposition- The Temper Trap
Casual Party- Band of Horses
Move Like You Want- Ben Howard
In Too Deep- Sum 41
Where The Devil Don’t Go- Elle King
Wrong Crowd- Tom Odell
Nightdriving- The Amazons
Upside Down- Paloma Faith
Waterloo Sunset- The Kinks
The Less I Know The Better- Tame Impala
Left Hand Free- Alt J
Come and Get It- John Newman (damn that advert!)
London Calling- The Clash
This Is The Life- Amy McDonald
Clouds- Newton Faulkner
Jaws Of Hell- Lonely The Brave
Pumped Up Kicks- Foster The People
Belief- John Mayer
Fall Together- The Temper Trap
She Burns- Foy Vance
I have an explanation and a summertime scenario for every song to make them completely perfect. A lot of these scenarios include dancing around your kitchen as you make cute iced coffees or walking under trees as the sunshine flickers through the leaves, or driving with the top down.
The Elle King album is actually incredible, so rockabilly and incredible vocals. Future Islands are also perfect summer listenin’. A lot of these songs are on new albums, so I’m so excited for everyones tour dates to be announced so there’s something else to make your summer good.
I’m always on the look out for new music, so load me up with suggestions please or just let me know what you think!