"She acts like summer and walks like rain" -Drops of Jupiter, Train
As a music lover, singer, and amateur ukulele player, what's summer without a good playlist? Aside from the typical top 100, here are my favorite songs and albums to get me through long flights, car rides, and to brighten any remotely dull moment this summer.
Smooth vocals and light beats compose this album. Each song is so fun, so catchy and the perfect musical backdrop for summer 2017. My favorite songs are chocolate, girls, talk!, robbers, and menswear.
The Shins - Heartworms
This album is carefree and light hearted. I find myself singing to this album at the top of my lungs too often- it keeps me excited for my upcoming adventures. My favorites are half a million and fantasy island.
Don McLean - American Pie
A classic. Any song that reminds me of home is automatically a summer tune. I love the lyrics to this song and it's ability to instantly put me in a good mood.
The Chainsmokers - Roses
This euphoric song was a hit in 2015, but I can't stop listening to it. The catchy indie style of the song, paired with the love story lyrics- it is simply wonderful.
Borns - Electric Love (Oliver Remix)
I'll be honest, I discovered this song from a snapchat commercial, but once I heard it I couldn't stop listening. For me, this song is the literal epitome of summer. It's bouncy, it's cheerful, it's electrified. Give it a listen.
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
If there is one album which reminds me of home and gets me giddy about visiting every summer, it's Born to Run by the one and only, Springsteen. I first bought this album on vinyl, and blasted it throughout my bedroom as a reminder that despite the endless miles from home, I'll never forget the memories I cherished back in the states. This album makes me think of ice cream cones in the summertime, wearing daisy dukes and driving around town with loud music and singing with the windows wide open. My favorite song is Thunder Road- I know all the words by heart.
Joni Mitchell - Blue
A major part of my summertime is traveling and long flights back home. When I like to cozy up on an airplane, I need something mellow, somber, and light with powerful lyrics. Joni Mitchell's album 'Blue' is one of my favorite albums of all time, especially when traveling. I love her crisp high notes, being a singer myself, she is my vocal goals. My favorite songs are 'Blue' and 'Case of you'. Expect a cover of some of her songs in the future!
Abba - Gold: Greatest Hits
Throwing it back to the 70's! This album is funky, poppy, and perfect to dance to in the summer. My favorite songs are 'Take a Chance on me', and 'Lay all your Love on me'.
Dean Lewis - Same Kind of Different
This album is mellow and meaningful. I especially love the lyrics to his songs, they're so deep and they really make you think. Each track in this EP reminds me of late summer nights, relaxing without a care in the world. My favorite songs from this EP are 'Waves' and 'Chemicals'.
Oh Wonder's self titled album is my go to album this summer. Their vocals are crisp and high and so wonderful to sing along to. Not to mention their lyrics are well crafted and thoughtful. My favorite songs are 'Livewire' and 'Body Gold'.
Thank you all for reading this post! Leave a comment below with some music recommendations. :)
My name is Farah and I'm a part time blogger, full time student. Whilst balancing school, family, friends, travels, and my own passions, I write lifestyle and beauty posts. Be sure to check out my blog and leave comments! Thank you! x