While it may be heading into the cooler months in the northern hemisphere, things are certainly heating up down here in Australia. In fact, as I write this, my city is about to experience it’s second of four straight days of temperatures above 40C/104F!
It’s certainly too hot to be outside, so the best we can do is think about those nice, warm summer days where the breeze is up and the sun plays behind the clouds. Lounging by the pool or in the park, listening to some great music to pass the hours away.
Here’s my top three picks from my Music for the Sunshine playlist (link at the bottom!)
Osibisa – Sunshine Day
So the playlist is called ‘Music for the Sunshine’, and you didn’t think it’d start with a ‘sunshine song’? C’mon man! The British afrobeat band have produced an absolute banger with a chorus that will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day (perfect for those cold winter days).
Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – Sunshower
Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest, Del A Soul and Ghostface Killah, this 70s disco oddity is a killer track in its own right. Starting with the soft sounds of rain across bongos, this track instantly chills you out, allowing the soft melody and catch chorus to carry you through to the end. Perfect for dozing in the sun with a cocktail.
Flyying Colours – Long Holiday
To me, this track captures the feeling of summer in Australia. The long, soaring guitar tones are an audio representation of the searing heat and wide, dry landscapes. The low, understated lyrics also capture the laidback vibe of an Aussie summer, producing a track that’s perfect for playing at a summer barbie, or evoking memories of long, hazy summer days.
Did I include your favourite summer track? Which tracks did I miss? Let me know in the comments or berate me on twitter (I won’t mind – honest!).
Page Image available at Aussie Artist Paul Foley’s website.