Summer songs ... add a song!


18 mars 2009, 15h58m

Summeerrraaahhh is coming!

A playlist for this list so far can be found here!

In May 2006 I posted a journal entry to start a list of great summer songs (or see list below).

You know the type, glorious songs that celebrate the sun, the fun, the adventure, the love, the drinking, the new friends, the lazing, the bathing, the sweating and the sheer joy you get when the sun decides to show it's bloody face!

Now, March 2009 in London town the weather is once again starting to shine and I'm getting in a SPRING kind of mood, which reminded me of this list!

Since 3 years have passed there are plenty of great songs over this time that could be added to this list! Also, revising this one I made ... err ... I think my tastes have moved on a little, so some will have to go! (Sugar Ray?!)

I'm slowly going to add new tracks. Get involved!!

New additions (so far!)

Warm Heart Of Africa - The Very Best
....Pressure Drop - Toots and the Maytals
....Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants - Wild Beasts
....Can't stop now feat. Mr. Vegas & Jovi Rockwell - Major Lazer
Let Your Love Flow - The Bellamy Brothers
....Caring Is Creepy - The Shins
Kids - MGMT
Something Good Can Work - Two Door Cinema Club
....A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
....Chicago - Sufjan Stevens (actually most of his stuff is perfect!)
....Absence Heard, Presence Felt - Quantic
Happy Up Here - Röyksopp
Bongo Bong - Manu Chao
Always Like This - Bombay Bicycle Club
....Tonight's Today - Jack Peñate
......... Needs more jazz, urban, soul, blues!!!! Or just the whole of Koop!

Original list of 2006:
Island in the Sun - Weezer (my favourite summer song!)
Uptown Top Ranking - Althea & Donna
Battle of Who Could Care Less - Ben Folds Five
No Rain - Blind Melon
Kicked it in the Sun - Built To Spill
Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
Summer Skin - Death Cab For Cutie
Mr. E's Beautiful Blues - Eels
....Build Me Up Buttercup - Foundations
Let Go - Frou Frou
Hands Of Time - Groove Armada
Malibu - Hole
Heartbeats - José González
(or the original Knife version)
Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
Steal My Sunshine - Len
Summer in the City - Lovin' Spoonful
California Soul - Marlena Shaw
The Impression That I Get - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
....Temptation - New Order
Too Drunk to Fuck - Nouvelle Vague
Dream On - Depeche Mode
California - Phantom Planet
....Here Comes Your Man - Pixies
....I Wanna Make It Wit Chu - Queens Of The Stone Age
Another Love Song - Queens Of The Stone Age
To the Sea - Razorlight
Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Us - Regina Spektor
The Clapping Song - Shirley Ellis
6 Underground - Sneaker Pimps
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
....Have a Nice Day - Stereophonics
....Tearing In My Heart - Sunny Day Real Estate
....Marquee Moon - Television
Ladyflash - The Go! Team
1979 - The Smashing Pumpkins
....Happy Together - Turtles
Low Rider - War
Pictures of You - The Cure
....No Letting Go - Wayne Wonder
Jump in the Line - Harry Belafonte
....Boys of Summer - Don Henley
....Video - India.Arie
Honey Child What Can I Do? - Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
....Good People - Jack Johnson
Better Together - Jack Johnson
....Les Fleurs - 4Hero
Turn Me On - Kevin Lyttle
Heat Wave - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
....The Time Is Now - Moloko
Autopilot - Nick Oliveri
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
....Where I Wanna Be - Shade Sheist
....Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
When It's Over - Sugar Ray
....Rock Lobster - The B 52's
....California Sun - The Ramones
The Seed 2.0 - The Roots
....Never Let Me Down - The Smashing Pumpkins
....Fast Car - Tracy Chapman
....They Can't Buy The Sunshine - Turin Breaks

And then there were contributions from other users:

....Summertime In The Void - I Mother Earth
....California Love - 2Pac
Talkin' Bout a Revolution - Reel Big Fish
A Message To You Rudi - The Specials
....Summertime - Sublime
....What I Got (Reprise) - Sublime
....Ever Fallen in Love - The Buzzcocks
School's Out - Alice Cooper
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
....It's Summertime - The Flaming Lips
July, July! - The Decemberists
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
....Everything Is Everything - Phoenix
You Get What You Give - New Radicals
....Counting the Days - Collective Soul
....Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
....Another Sunny Day - Belle and Sebastian
If I Ever Feel Better - Phoenix
Everyday Feels Like Sunday - Of Montreal
The Actor's Opprobrium - Of Montreal
....Ever Thought of Coming Back - Kelley Stoltz
A Daisy Through Concrete - Eels
Summer's Cauldron - XTC
Hot Fun In The Summertime - Sly & The Family Stone
Here Comes the Sun - Nina Simone
Summer Sun - Koop
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Oslo In The Summertime - Of Montreal
Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys
Hot In The City - Billy Idol
....Since I Left You - Avalanches
....The Shining - Badly Drawn Boy
....Magic in the Air - Badly Drawn Boy
....Concrete Schoolyard - Jurassic 5
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
....UMI Says - Mos Def
Mr Blue Sky - ELO
Here Comes the Summer - The Undertones
....Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) - Steve Harley
....Gold in the Air of Summer - Kings Of Convenience
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison

Weezer Jack Johnson Les Fleurs Althea & Donna Blind Melon Built to Spill Curtis Mayfield Dave Gahan Death Cab for Cutie Don Henley Eels Foundations Groove Armada Frou Frou Hole India.Arie KT Tunstall José González The Knife Len Lovin' Spoonful Marlena Shaw Martha Reeves And The Vandellas Mighty Mighty Bosstones Moloko New Order Nick Oliveri Nouvelle Vague Depeche Mode Otis Redding Phantom Planet Pixies Queens of the Stone Age Razorlight Regina Spektor Shade Sheist Shirley Ellis Sneaker Pimps Sterephonics Stevie Wonder Sugar Ray Sunny Day Real Estate The B 52'sThe Go! TeamThe RamonesThe Smashing PumpkinsTracy Chapman Turin Breaks War Turtles I Mother Earth The Strokes 2Pac Ben Harper Bedouin Soundclash Reel Big Fish Mad Caddies The Specials Sublime Michael Franti The Buzzcocks Alice Cooper The Goops The Kinks The Flaming Lips The Decemberists Rise Against Matchbox Twenty Van Morrison Phoenix New Radicals Collective Soul Cream Belle and Sebastian Ace of Base Alien Ant Farm American Hi-Fi Bush Garbage Machinae Supremacy Goo Goo Dolls Muse Placebo Veruca Salt of Montreal Kelley Stoltz XTC Sly/Family Stone Nina Simone Koop Andrew W.K. Beastie Boys Bon Jovi Everclear Fight Paris Gandharvas Guns N' Roses Jimi Hendrix Less Than Jake Head Automatica Gnarls Barkley Vic Thrill David Byrne AM60 The Bangles Katrina & The Waves Bow Wow Wow Tarkio The Magnetic Fields Billy Idol The Drifters Neil Diamond Tommy James And The Shondells The Rivieras The Beach Boys Eddie Cochran Ash Russ Columbo Sondre Lerche Neil Sedaka The Sundays Chad & Jeremy Megadeth Amanda Marshall Pete Yorn The Cardigans Oasis The Killers Even In Blackouts Jim Noir Badly Drawn Boy Minus the Bear I Monster AvalanchesTwo Door Cinema ClubVampire WeekendSufjan StevensTwo Door Cinema ClubQuanticThe ShinsMGMTRöyksoppKooPSManu ChaoLady GagaLitMorcheebaThe WhoBombay Bicycle ClubWild BeastsMajor LazerThe Very BestTwo Door Cinema ClubToots and The Maytals


  • rokrr16

    Any song by Sublime, but especially Doin' does start off with the line, "Summer time and the livin's easy". Can't have summer without Sublime.

    18 mars 2009, 17h13m
  • pyokatZe

    "the heat is on" by glenn frey

    19 mars 2009, 8h35m
  • r_m

    Sitting by the Riverside and Animal Farm by The Kinks!

    19 mars 2009, 11h34m
  • SirPaolo

    'here comes your man' by the pixies is mine favorite summer song :D

    19 mars 2009, 15h51m
  • moskfa

    emiliana torrini- unemployed in summertime emiliana torrini- summerbreeze emiliana torrini- fireheads corinne bailey rae- put your records on yael naim - new soul all saints - pure shoes morcheeba - the sea morcheeba- rome wasn't built in a day the kooks - seaside devendra banhart - now that i know devendra banhart - freely

    19 mars 2009, 18h52m
  • DeanMurdoch13

    The Hold Steady - Constructive Summer

    20 mars 2009, 0h50m
  • son_of_a_beach

    Hendrix's Purple haze. Always associates with summer, tho dont know why :D

    20 mars 2009, 16h15m
  • Heathermomo

    No Mungo Jerry? (In The Summertime)

    21 mars 2009, 8h53m
  • slass-y

    Lady Gaga- Summerboy

    22 mars 2009, 7h17m
  • HoosierBallz

    Lit - My Own Worst Enemy Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Zephyr Song Modest Mouse - Summer Morcheeba - Wonders Never Cease Soul Coughing - Soft Serve Supergrass - Alright Zwan - El Sol

    22 mars 2009, 9h27m
  • HeatherGreenEye

    For me,one of best summer songs is Alphabeat's Fascination. Slightly cliche,but still,so much fun,isn't it?

    23 mars 2009, 16h31m
  • Numenesse_

    three dog night - joy to the world marc cohn - walking in memphis lynyrd skynyrd - sweet home alabama.

    24 mars 2009, 14h48m
  • Numenesse_

    oh, and the best song ever - baba o'riley by the who. ^^

    24 mars 2009, 14h52m
  • messersebald

    definitely "Divine" by Sebastien Tellier

    1 avr. 2009, 18h18m
  • PinkFloydrulez

    dinosaur jr. - start choppin just about anything flaming lips, especially "she don't use jelly" at the whole "at war with the mystics" album modest mouse - summer

    3 avr. 2009, 12h49m
  • BokaBoddah

    Tanita Tikaram - He Likes The Sun Arrested Development - Mr. Wendal Inner Circle - Sweet Jon Secada - Just Another Day Mr.President - Coco Jambo Will Smith - Gettin' Jiggy Wit It OMC - How Bizarre DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince(Will Smith) - Summertime Bill Withers - Lovely Day In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry Big Mountain - Baby I love Your Way Soul Asylum - Runaway Train / The Sun Maid Madonna - Beautiful Stranger Shania Twain - Man I Feel Like Woman Apache Indian - Ragamuffin Girl The Kinks - This Time Tommorow / Sunny Afternoon Hanson - Mmm Bop

    5 avr. 2009, 5h47m
  • seaniemet

    summertime clothes by animal collective

    6 avr. 2009, 14h17m
  • gav016

    vanessa paradis - divine idylle the killers - joy ride :D

    8 avr. 2009, 0h15m
  • Emi_lia

    California - Wave Rodeo Clowns - Jack Johnson

    11 avr. 2009, 1h38m
  • evilpsycho182

    this is SO good...anyone fancy making it into a spotify playlist?

    14 avr. 2009, 14h41m
  • kato1984

    The Summer Day Reflection Song,,,by Donovan

    4 mai 2009, 12h44m
  • yaboilarry69

    Atmosphere - Sunshine ! (:

    17 mai 2009, 20h40m
  • rabidmoon

    Billie the Vision & The Dancers - Summercat

    29 mai 2009, 0h26m
  • violett8

    bustin' surfboards by the Tornadoes! Summer Madness by Kool & the Gang I've got more as I created my own list on another site, and I wanna make sure these weren't already mentioned. Great list!

    30 mai 2009, 16h28m
  • violett8

    Hot Fun in The Summertime- Sly & the Family Stone Don't Worry baby- The Beach Boys Sweet & Dandy- Toots & the Maytals A Beautiful Morning- The Rascals Walk- Don't Run- The Ventures

    30 mai 2009, 16h37m
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