Return of the recycled posts! How is your Memorial Day going? Good, I hope? Today means we are just one step closer to the summertime, and that means one step closer to summer music to listen to while near the pool. This is my list from about 2 years ago, but it still is just as good as before! Enjoy, and Happy Memorial Day!
It’s that time of year again. The bathing suits are coming out, the pools are opening, people are making day trips to the beach. This morning, it was so hot I went in the pool, and realized, there needs to be some music to make either your day of lounging or playing in the pool or on the beach is complete. This is my list of 12 songs you’d catch me listening to.
12: Boys of Summer by The Ataris – I love this version, and even though it’s very rock-ish sounding compared to most songs on my list, I can’t help but have it on here. It’s about the summer, and just makes me want to run off to a beach!
11: Rock & Roll by Eric Hutchinson – For some reason acoustic songs just make me want to lay out on the beach or in a floatie, and think about nothing, but relaxing. This song is mellow enough, that I can chill, but also have a beat to bob my head to.
10: Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People – I know, this song is about getting back at a bully. How beachy, right? Just the sound of this song makes it seem harmless. I can’t help but think this song needs to be on the list. It’s just so chill, and makes me think of hanging out with some friends over the summer. Forget the lyrics and just listen to the music. Don’t you wanna relax with a drink in one hand, laying back on your float?
9: Underneath It All by No Doubt – Quite a few No Doubt songs could be put on this list, but this song makes it. Why? Maybe cause of the weird biking jungle scene in this video, it just makes me want to swim. Personally, I believe it’s the, well, for lack of a better term, the bubbly rythym of the song. Have you ever felt more motivated to take a dip?
8: Love Song by The Cure – Originally, I was going to use the version 311 did, but I love this one too much, and yes! You can still hang out on the beach or in your pool listenin to it. Actually, I know it doesn’t sound like a major beach song, but still, it’s definently a chill song.
7: The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie by Red Hot Chili Peppers – Honestly, I wasn’t sure what Chili Peppers song would be best for this list, but I’d have to go with this one, not just because it’s new, but because, I’ve already heard someone blast it while they were in their pool a few days ago. I just couldn’t help myself. Who doesn’t think of RHCP while sitting on a beach?
6: Amber by 311 – You know this band was going to be on here. All of their music is beach and relaxing sounding, that I needed it. So I decided why not put my favorite song by them on this list?
5: Hey, Soul Sister by Train – Maybe it’s the ukele playing or it could be the vibe I get, but I could so sit on a beach with my significant other and just listen to this song. Train is a great mellow band, and this song is most certainly one I’d want in my pool/beach list.
4: Lazy Song by Bruno Mars – What’s a better song to listen to when you’re just sitting around at a beach or pool. You don’t want to anything at all when you’re taking a pool day. We all need a lazy day by the beach or pool, and why not have a lazy song to lay around to?
3: Santeria by Sublime – Lets be honest here, you can fill up this whole list with Sublime songs. But I chose Santeria, cause well…I love it! I just want to lay back in my pool and float around. How could you not think laying on beach=Sublime. It’s the easiest equation out there.
2: Island In The Sun by Weezer – By far my all time favorite Weezer song that makes me think of being on a Carribean island with someone I love and laying in the sand. It’s gotta be in your list. This song just makes you want to swim and run around on the sand, and have a good time. I feel going in my pool right now!
1: Spread To Thin by The Dirty Heads – Okay, it’s partly the all time song you need on your pool/beach mix cause it’s new. But not only that…as soon as I heard this song I thought “I need to get a drink and sit on the beach”. This is another band that almost every song of theirs can be a beach song, but I chose this cause…well why I said before. And this song makes me wish I lived on a beach.
Well that’s my list. Do you agree, disagree? Am I missing a song? What would