Turn up the Volume this Summer
Listen to "Our Summer Tunes" playlist on our Spotify account, featuring the library staff's favorite songs of summer. You can also "get to know" a staff member by listening to their playlist too, or listen to study music to help you focus. Interested in podcasts? Our previous post provides some podcast recommendations.
OUR FAVORITE SONGS OF SUMMER:
|Song and Artist
|Why we love the song
|Cruel Summer by Bananarama
|Back in 2002 I really liked the movie, Blue Crush.
|Island in the Sun by Weezer
|Perfect for easing into a nap on the beach.
|Summer Girls by LFO
|‘Nuff said. It is arguably both the apex and rock bottom of boy band pop songs.
|Summerboy by Lady Gaga
|This one came out when I was 19 and now I feel old.
|Sugar We’re Going Down by Fall Out Boy
|In the summer of 2005 my friends and I were playing this song, and the album for that matter, non-stop.
|Summer by Calvin Harris
|Whether I’m sipping a drink by my pool or out for a run this song gets me in a happy mood.
|This summer: Ooh La La by Run the Jewels.
|This has been my jam so far this year.
|Every summer: Fireworks by Animal Collective
|Captures the wistfulness of summer campfires and late night drives with the windows down.
|The Sound of Sunshine by Michael Franti
|Always cheers me up!
|Sunny Afternoon by the Kinks
|Guaranteed to make me smile.
|Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin
|Always good advice. Really.
|That Summer Feeling by Jonathan Richman
|Slow and stripped down, much like the season.
|I Love Hot Nights by Jonathan Richman
|Okay, I’ll just be listening to Jonathan Richman all summer
|Summertime by Orville Peck
|Orville Peck is a really interesting character, staking a claim for the LGBTQ community in the modern country genre. Helluva stage presence too.
|Say Something by Bidget Kearney & Benjamin Lazar Davis
|A collaboration with Bridget Kearney (of Lake Street Dive) and Stevo Atambire, a Ghanaian multi-instrumentalist.
|Long Hot Summer by Keith Urban
|This one gets me singing (be afraid!) and dancing.
|Summer’s End by the Foo Fighters
|Dave Grohl, enough said.
|Summertime by Billy Stewart Rendition
|Jazzy, funk version. LOVE!
|Vacation by The Go-Go’s
|Teen angst memories.
|Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam
|This is my go-to for a late summer afternoon driving home from the beach with a sunburn and knowing you’re going to sleep well that night.
|Ice Cream and Sunscreen by Martha
|It speaks for itself!