What's more memorable than a song of the Summer? As powerful as a striking Summer sunset or the lingering cologne of a long faded Summer crush, songs we play over and over when the temperature is scorching have a way of marking these memories forever. Every Summer has a song that sticks. The minute I hear the first few notes of these favorite tunes, I'm transported back, sometimes years.. and I'm left nostalgic and excited - at the same time.
A few Summers ago I took a dreamy car trip through the Lower French & Italian Alps. One week to escape the heat of the beach, during an extended holiday that seems impossible to believe - One month on the French Riviera! (I know, I'm still pinching myself). During this restful road trip, Jessie J was on my ipod and I listened to Price Tag and Nobody's Perfect at least 500 times! The sleepy Summer mood of the popular ski chalets of La Foux d'Aloss was just what the Dr. Ordered for rest and relaxation. Long naps, longer hikes, fresh air, and homemade wood fired pizza in a friends Chalet.. maybe it was a dream.
Back on the Riviera.. zipping around in a new Fiat 500... I can still hear the base vibrating as Usher's SCREAM pumping from the sound system as I would shift gears around windy turns.. heading between Cannes, St. Tropez, and St. Rapahel. I'll never forget these days, and I can't wait to return.
This Summer? There is so much to choose from.. let's listen to a few:
What are your favorite Summer songs? Leave a comment and let us know!
Click Album covers or links below to sample the Summer songs of 2013. Don't forget your SPF!