It’s always the same here in the UK – a little sunshine and suddenly we’re breaking out the shorts, vest tops and sandals, drinking lemonade in the garden and rolling down the car windows. Since the sunshine rarely lasts all that long, if you’re in the mood for some summer sun then there are few things that can cheer you up as quickly as an upbeat summer tune.
Here at Littlewoods Blog HQ we’ve picked out some of our favourite summer songs – but you can build your summer playlist own courtesy of an iPod, and if you have some favourites you want to listen to then just head over to iTunes and hit download!
Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
An instant classic, this is one that will get anyone up and dancing and is perfect for sunny days (or for dreaming of them!)
California Gurls – Katy Perry
One of our favourite ladies of the moment, Katy’s California inspired tune will have you humming along and is also a great choice if you’re making a holiday playlist!
Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Will Smith was onto a good thing with this one and is definitely a bit of a guilty pleasure but if you want something to get you in a summery mood, there are few songs that will do it as well as this one.
Boys of Summer – Don Henley
A classic that is perfect for cruising in your car with the windows rolled the whole way down – dream of summer love and reminisce about ‘what could have been’ with all those old summer romances.
School’s Out – Alice Cooper
Kids will love this one – when that inevitable six weeks of summer rolls around radio stations all over the UK will be blasting this out, and it reminds us oldies of that fun summer feeling of freedom!
Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
This is one that everyone, young and old, knows and will have you tapping your foot along, or, if you’re in your car, probably singing along (very loudly!). This is a great little pick me up for those overcast days.
Surfin’ U.S.A – The Beach Boys
Dreaming of hitting the beach, basking in the glorious sunshine and paddling in the big, blue sea whilst munching on a delicious ice cream? This is the song to transport you there (if only in your mind!)
Not got an iPod? Want one but not sure what to get? Here’s a quick breakdown:
iPod Shuffle – Using your iPod for the gym, morning commute or lunchtime wandering? This is theiPod for you – small, compact, and perfect for occasional use and it’s the cheapest of the bunch.
iPod Nano – lots of storage for all your songs, with neat touchscreen technology and an in built mix-maker – it also comes in a funky range of colours!
iPod Touch – the Daddy of all iPods, the iPod touch not only gives you music, but also HD video and access to the App Store.