Playlist Thursday – Beatin’ the Mid-Winter Blues

Some songs just make me feel like summer. It is decidedly not summer here in the East Koots (and a lot of the rest of the country as well) but I feel the sunshine in my heart these days…Could it be because there are only fifty three short days until my fam and I will be poolside in Palm Springs? Perhaps. Either way, music and movement are two of the best ways I know of to get sunny inside even when it’s crappy outside.

Me and my cuz doin' summertime Irish-style
Me and my cuz doin’ summertime Irish-style

Some of these songs remind me of the warmth and freedom of summer because they are…about summer. Some of the reasons are autobiographical (which, if you’ve been reading this page for any length of time, you will be unsurprised by). A lot of them are throwbacks to my childhood and nostalgic favesies.

 

[emoji sun behind cloud]  Surfer Girl by The Beach Boys (Endless Summer!!)

[emoji palm tree] Let My Love Open the Door by Pete Townsend (The only redeeming moment that I could find in Dan in Real Life)

[emoji sun behind cloud] Crash by The Primitives (Dumb and Dumber! Road trip!!)

[emoji cactus] Rave On by Buddy Holly (I love this version by John Cougar also…)

[emoji sun behind cloud] The Tracks of My Tears by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles (My dad met Smokey Robinson on a golf course once)

[emoji palm tree] Glad All Over by The Dave Clark Five

[emoji sun behind cloud] Cracklin’ Rose by Neil Diamond

[emoji cactus] The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore by The Walker Brothers

[emoji sun behind cloud] Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince

[emoji palm tree] Summertime (Doin’ Time) by Sublime

[emoji sun behind cloud] Here For a Good Time by Trooper (my sis’s pick thanks to Auntie Elly xo)

[emoji cactus] I Want You by Bob Dylan (Also from Lins cause summer makes her frisky)

[emoji sun behind cloud] The Car Song by The Cat Empire (Lins again!)

[emoji palm tree] Chattahoochee by Alan Jackson

 

Oooh…I could go on and on. I really wanna hear the songs that give you that summertime feelin’.

 

Erin McDonald
Writer, Yoga Teacher, Dream Chaser Coach at ClumsyGrace

Erin is an International Transformational Coach, obsessed with facilitating change in the lives of incredible, hilarious women. She’s a Mama, wife, friend, sister, daughter, and cousin; a seeker (and occasional finder) of an authentic life in all its disastrous glory. She has a brave heart, believes in magic, loves tacos, and always wins at Whack-a-Mole


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About the author : Erin McDonald

Erin McDonald

Erin is an International Transformational Coach, obsessed with facilitating change in the lives of incredible, hilarious women. She’s a Mama, wife, friend, sister, daughter, and cousin; a seeker (and occasional finder) of an authentic life in all its disastrous glory. She has a brave heart, believes in magic, loves tacos, and always wins at Whack-a-Mole