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My Super Summer Music List

So here it is - my summer playlist, listen to the tunes and imagine yourself lazing by the pool with a beer in one hand and a captivating novel in the other.

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Summer Time!

Summer sneaks up on you in the sweetest way. The days get longer, birds start chirping cheerfully in the mornings and the crickets and cicadas sing their songs at night. You know it’s the beginning of summer when a breeze feels like a gentle caress, instead of an assault like it does in winter.

Back in the States my first summer thought would be – it's barbecue season! But here in Stockholm summer is a different kind of celebration. It seems to bring true happiness, the parks fill up with smiling people, thawing in the soft sun. The Swedish summer is intoxicating and laid-back at the same time. It is such a great and special season, especially in my wintery here-and-now, it deserves its very own soundtrack! So here it is - my summer playlist, listen to the tunes and imagine yourself lazing by the pool with a beer in one hand and a captivating novel in the other.

Pharrell Williams – Happy

I know, I know you're sick of this song, but just click it, listen to it. It always works. It always makes me happy, and ‘summer’ and ‘happy’ are pretty much synonymous around here.

The Garden State Soundtrack

I always get a summery feeling when I hear the Garden State soundtrack. Maybe it’s because I saw the movie for the first time in the summer, and enjoyed every moment of it. Every single song on this album is just so easy to listen to and gives a great vibe.

LP – Lost on You

Well, this video may not look summery, with its dark even gloomy setting and pale singer. But if you close your eyes and listen to the beautiful singing, the playful tambourine, and the random whistles, you'll feel the sun shining in.

Aimee Mann – Mental Illness

Aimee Mann’s new album is perfect for a long Saturday morning drive in the sun, when you have nowhere to be and nothing urgent to do. Soft, melancholy melodies that touch your heart without weighing down on your soul.

Matthew Mole – Run

Here's some easy to listen to ‘electronic folk’ music. You can relax to it, take a run on the beach, wash the dishes, mow the lawn; it will energize you anywhere and anytime.

A Fine Frenzy – Now Is the Start

No matter how difficult your winter has been, how cold, how dark, how challenging, summer is a fresh start and it's full of life and opportunities. Now is the start of everything. Enjoy.

And you? What do you listen to on a warm summer's day? I'd love to enrich my summer soundtrack with your favorite tunes.

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