It’s November and yet I find myself going back time and time again to some of the more summer time appropriate songs in my playlist. I have this tendency throughout winter. I only play Manu Chao when it’s snowing for instance. Why? Because it lifts up my spirits and makes me feel a bit warmer from the inside out. They’re catchy singalongs, happy songs that remind me of summer and sunshine. Here’s 10 songs that provide some light in these times of darkness, that brighten up your day and has the sun smiling at you from behind the clouds.
Gypsyblood – My R.K.O. is M.I.A
Pa-pa-pa-paaaaaa… Instant earwurm that won’t leave you for a few days. This puts a smile on my face every time I hear it.
Passion Pit – Take a Walk
I already featured this song a few months ago, but this came on the other day and it just a super catchy song.
Jukebox the Ghost – Somebody
Again one of those songs catchier than a fisherman’s hook. You’ll sing along to the chorus before the song is over.
Gangi – Railways Nos 1-27
This isn’t the most accessible song in the bunch, but the vibe of it is just relaxed and summer like. Sunshine in a song.
Alt-J – Fitzpleasure
I’ve been obsessed with their album for quite some months now and I keep finding new songs I like. This is my current favorite. It drones its way into your system and reverberates for a little while after it.
Bear Lake – Crawl
Will this be my new favorite band of the moment? I think so! I downloaded a handful of their songs in the past few weeks and I’m hooked. Harmonies, catchy guitar tunes and an upbeat spirit are all I need to make the day seem less grey.
Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness
One hype I hadn’t quite fallen for until now, is Lana Del Rey. This is in fact the first song by her that I honestly like. Slow drums, dreamlike vocals and a dramatic built up: it’s Lana Del Rey for sure. For the moments when you miss summer.
Lazer Cake – Big City Lights
Back to the programme of catchy tunes! With a bit of an 80s elektro vibe, this poppy track sounds like a Mika song that is actually good.
Purity Ring – Obedear (CRNKN Remix)
One of my favorites songs over summer and now in a dubstep remix. It takes a while to get there, but when it does the break beats hit you like freight train without making the song unrecognizable.
Sun Airway – Close
Let’s end this post on another sunny note. With a band name like that, you can only expect something summery and upbeat in nature. And so it is exactly what you get.
I hope these songs can at least help someone get through the dark and dreary days now and for some months to come. Winter is simply no fun at times.