10 songs for the sunshine

Morningside_sunshineThe sun is out and boy, does it make people grin from ear to ear. The only thing better than a sunny day is when you soundtrack it with the right tunes.

So, here are 10 songs to skip along to this glorious bright day.

1. Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys. The ultimate sunshine song!

2. Marrakesh Express by Crosby, Stills and Nash. If you can’t feel the early morning rays of sun in this, you must be dead from the ears down.

3. Down Along the Cove by Bob Dylan. Mr Zimmerman in ‘full of the joys of life’ shocker! Listen to Bob get all… jaunty!

4. Love Suite by Nirvana. Ok, not the Seattle lot, but the better than amazing Island signings. This song is pure golden light!

5. Feelin’ Alright by The Trinidad Oil Company.
Go and find this oddball psyche/steel band cover of Traffic’s classic song. It makes the sun come out on the drabbest of days.

6. Do you Believe in Magic by The Lovin’ Spoonful. Happiness incarnate.

7. Sunny by Stevie Wonder. Ok, there are a few versions of this knocking around, but Stevie’s is my choice for number one.

8. A Minha Menina by Os Mutantes. Sunshine psychedelia meets Latin bossa from Brazil. Just what you need on a summer’s day.

9. Average Joe by Terry Callier. Soppy soul, but dripping in sunkissed slinkies. You neeeeed this.

10. On the Way Home by Buffalo Springfield.
Muted horns, and huge grins. Get positive!


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