Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Sounds Of Summer



According to the weather experts we are in for a fairly decent Summer during the months of June and July, much like the one of 2013 apparently, I wasn't a fan of that Summer - a newborn in a heatwave was tough going. However we would be only delighted with it this year!

So I've compiled a short list of songs that remind me of Summer or songs that I just love to blare on a sunny day:


Rory Gallagher - Bad Penny

Ah I just love this song! Sunroof open, windows down and this would be blasting out of the car on the way to work. I think I connect it with Summer because myself and my bestie went to see a Rory Gallagher tribute band in the no longer An Cruiscin Lan in Cork city years ago, I particularly love this live version from the Stage Struck album.


Ace of Base - Life Is A Flower

"Carry on smiling and the world will smile.....life is a flooower" sure doesn't this have Summer written all over it and with all the sunflowers in the video, I love singing along to this.

Jimmy Eat World - Sweetness

Just take it as a given that any song list I ever have will include a JEW song! Summer holidays spent with Kerrang! on top volume at home, all the windows at home so we could hear it in the garden and this would come on "Are you listening woah oh oh oh", love it!

Delerium - Silence

This song dominated the charts in my mid teens, would come on at all the discos and when you were down town of an afternoon almost every boy/girl racer car had it blaring, I was always mad jealous and couldn't wait until I was old enough to cruise around in my car blasting my music.

Nalin & Kane - Beachball

Of course by the time I got around to having my own car this song was a huge hit and yes I was one of those girl racers in my civic cruising through the town with this on repeat, ah good times.

Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way

The parents are fans of Fleetwood Mac and the mother often has the the radio / cd player on while shes doing the housework, there was many a time I was woken form my teenage slumber during the Summer holidays by a bit of Fleetwood Mac...or whatever else she had on. 

Bryan Adams - Summer of 69

Well it does have "Summer" in the title! We came on holidays to Cobh in August 1992, I was 6 (we loved it so much we moved there!) and this song was always on the jukebox and I always associate it with Summer ever since, fond memories of a very significant holiday.

Cascada - Everytime We Touch

Ah this song was on repeat for the Summer of 2005. My first Summer working away form home and making some lifelong friends. I made friends with a girl I worked with and we are still good friends now and this will always be our song. 

I could go on forever with any kind of song lists really but these are just a few that came to mind.
What are your songs of the Summer? I'd love to hear your suggestions :)




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