Daniel @ On My Radar
Summery tracks is probably one of my favourite themes just because there is such a wide variety of songs and artists to choose from. But a summery track to one person might not be the same to another. So how do you differentiate between something summery or not? I usually look for something peppy with a nice upbeat spark. There has to be some sort of pzazz and that is why I’m going to go with one that I have personally been listening too non-stop ever since I heard it. Here’s the Magic Bullets with Lying Around.
Kevin @ Lost In The Sound
This song was the song of my summer last year and probably one of my favorites of the year. I still find myself listening to this song because it’s the perfect summer jam.
Ian @ 1146 Miles
This remix from Sweden’s Montauk is perfect for a summer night. Even if you’re not into nu disco, you’d have a hard time denying the greatness of this track.
David @ The SF Critic
Technically on “Rave On” it’s She & Him. but. M. Ward is just him. Zoeev Deschanel sings the hook to this Buddy Holly cover, which is true M. Ward’s fasion is more than just a cover of an old song, it feels like an old song. It may old (2009) in blogging years, but this jam is a perfect fit for any summer picnic.
Blas @ The Music Ninja
Selecting a song for this mixtape was a complete no brainer. A summer song needs to be easy to listen, happy (for the most part) and light enough to feel refreshing to the ears. And talll these elements can be found in new remix of “Why Even Try” from Theophilus London. Producer Andre Anjos, better known as RAC, made the song much cleaner with an added layer of synthesized melodies capable of cooling your ears on these warm summer days.
Confusion @ Pigeons and Planes
There’s something about old school hip-hop that goes well with summer. Sol’s “This Shit” is brand new, but it captures that laid-back, effortless feeling that you don’t find too often in new hip-hop. This one has a “Can I Kick It” kind of vibe to it, trading the Lou Reed bass line for a twangy guitar. I’m definitely going to be bringing this one to the beaches, BBQs, and rooftop parties before the summer ends.
Marc @ Umstrum
Right from the first notes, this song just feels like summer. Maybe it’s because Tim and Jean live in the everlasting Australian summer or maybe it’s the magic synths or the falsetto vocals… Either way, this song will bring in a few rays of sun even if it’s cloudy outside. Just press play, close your eyes and you’ll be transported to a sunny Australian beach!
Joseph @ Nashville Nights
Ten years later, the Avalanches’ sample based pop odyssey, Since I Left You still holds up as a fun and valuable record. The title track is injected with amazing summer vibes.“Get a drink, have a good time now, welcome to paradise,” says an imaginary host as your eyes close and you sink into your lounge chair at some luxurious resort. Whether you’re going through a horrible breakup or just joined a great relationship, it’s up to you to decide whether the sample is saying “left” or “met” you. You’ll be feeling good either way.
Ben @ The Metropolitan Jolt
A bit of an obvious choice for me on this one. Some songs – the best ones – pull an emotion out of you. Some songs make you excited, others melancholy. With A Summer Song, Conner Youngblood evokes an overwhelming sense of euphoric joy. Effervescent vibrations bubble out and cover me with a pure sense of peace and relaxation.