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|15 Oct|4 mins

5 Tunes That Signal Summer

It’s not summer until we hear a Santana guitar riff
Kate Tregoning
15 Oct
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It’s impossible to hear Summertime by Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince without mentally being transported to a sun-trap of a pool in Miami, framed by palm trees, heat beating down. It could be snowing outside and the opening notes would have me slathering on the sunscreen.

Everyone has at least one tune that means summer’s here and it’s time to cast off your cares - and your clothes. Music and memory are inextricably intertwined and whether you’re cruising down the freeway or cutting the grass, nothing says “pool party!” like throwback summer tracks. Add these to your playlist…

Advice
|15 Oct|4 mins

5 Tunes That Signal Summer

It’s not summer until we hear a Santana guitar riff
Kate Tregoning
15 Oct
Share:

It’s impossible to hear Summertime by Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince without mentally being transported to a sun-trap of a pool in Miami, framed by palm trees, heat beating down. It could be snowing outside and the opening notes would have me slathering on the sunscreen.

Everyone has at least one tune that means summer’s here and it’s time to cast off your cares - and your clothes. Music and memory are inextricably intertwined and whether you’re cruising down the freeway or cutting the grass, nothing says “pool party!” like throwback summer tracks. Add these to your playlist…

Holiday - Madonna

During our very important research, this song subconsciously got the whole team dancing one by one.

Holiday - Madonna

During our very important research, this song subconsciously got the whole team dancing one by one.

Cruel Summer - Bananarama

Bottling the bitter-sweet vibes of summer into just three and a half minutes, Cruel Summer is a hot-weather classic.

Cruel Summer - Bananarama

Bottling the bitter-sweet vibes of summer into just three and a half minutes, Cruel Summer is a hot-weather classic.

Miami - Will Smith

The ultimate summer anthem, the video sets the tone by opening with bright umbrellas on South Beach...

Miami - Will Smith

The ultimate summer anthem, the video sets the tone by opening with bright umbrellas on South Beach...

Pure Shores - All Saints

Evoking exotic scenes from The Beach, Pure Shores takes us away to crystal-clear waters and far flung islands.

Pure Shores - All Saints

Evoking exotic scenes from The Beach, Pure Shores takes us away to crystal-clear waters and far flung islands.

Wild Thoughts - DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller

Sampling the 1999 hit single Maria Maria by Carlos Santana, Wild Thoughts is a double whammy of summer hits.

Wild Thoughts - DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna, Bryson Tiller

Sampling the 1999 hit single Maria Maria by Carlos Santana, Wild Thoughts is a double whammy of summer hits.

Kate Tregoning
Lifestyle Editor
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