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Do you have a list of your Best Summer Songs of All Time?

You know, the songs that remind you of summer holidays, having fun in the sun. The songs that when you hear them,you just need to crank the volume up every time. The songs that make you tap your feet or even shake your stuff. The songs that make you smile.

We had a wee family conference and came up with the following list of our own Best Summer Songs of All Time.

Have a listen, a sing along and let us know which would make it onto your own list.

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me, like food or water.– Ray Charles


In no particular order…

Aí se eu te pego by Michel Telo : (in Spanish and Portugese) “Oh if I catch you”

The bit we sing most:
Nossa, nossa
Assim você me mata
Ai se eu te pego, ai ai se eu te pego

Wow! Wow!
You’re killing me
Oh if I catch you, ai if I catch you

We Are One (Ole Ola) [The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song] by Pitbull feat. Jennifer Lopez & Claudia Leitte

The bit we sing most:
Put your flags up in the sky
(Put them in the sky)
And wave them side to side (side to side)
Show the world where you’re from
(show them where you’re from)
Show the world we are one (one love, life)


Shakira – Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Song)

The bit we sing most:
Tsamina mina, eh eh
Waka waka, eh eh
Tsamina mina zangalewa
This time for Africa

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime

Fave lyrics:

school is out and it’s a sort of a buzz
a back then I didn’t really know what it was
but now I see what have of this
the way that people respond to summer madness

Martha and the Muffins – Echo Beach

Fave lyrics:

I know it’s out of fashion
And a trifle uncool
But I can’t help it
I’m a romantic fool
It’s a habit of mine
To watch the sun go down
On Echo beach, I watch the sun go down

The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon

The bit we sing most:

‘Cause I love to live so pleasantly,
Live this life of luxury,
Lazing on a sunny afternoon.
In the summertime

Chris Rea : On The Beach

The bit we sing most:

Takes me back to the place that I know
Down on the beach

Don Henley – The Boys of Summer

Fave lyrics:

But I can see you,
Your brown skin shining in the sun.
You got your hair combed back
And your sunglasses on, baby.
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone.

Get Lucky by Daft Punk

The bit we sing most:

We’ve come too far
To give up who we are,
So let’s raise the bar
And our cups to the stars.

Toploader – Dancing in the Moonlight

Fave lyrics:
We like our fun and we never fight
you cant dance and stay uptight
It’s a supernatural delight
everybody was dancing in the moonlight

Kid Rock – All Summer Long

Fave lyrics:

Splashing through the sand bar
Talking by the campfire
It’s the simple things in life, like when and where
We didn’t have no internet

The Drifters – Under The Boardwalk

Fave lines:

And your shoes get so hot, you wish your tired feet were fireproof

Astrud Gilberto With Stan Getz – Girl From Ipanema (1964)

Fave lyrics:
When she walks, she’s like a samba
That swings so cool and sways so gentle
That when she passes, each one she passes leg “ooh”

“Summer in the City” by the Lovin’ Spoonful

Fave lyrics:
Cool town, evening in the city
Dressing so fine and looking so pretty
Cool cat, looking for a kitty
Gonna look in every corner of the city
Till I’m wheezing like a bus stop
Running up the stairs, gonna meet you on the rooftop

Wham – Club Tropicana

Our fave lines:

Watch the waves break on the bay.
Soft white sands, a blue lagoon,
Cocktail time, a summer’s tune,
A whole night’s holiday!


So, there you have it. Our Best Summer Songs of All Time. We tried to make it our Top Ten but there were too many we couldn’t exclude. Do you think there are any other songs we should include in this list?

Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.- John Lennon

Have a fabulous Summer everyone!

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Lisa Sadleir

Founder at Family in Spain SL
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