Seeing as Monday marks the start of astronomical Autumn, I thought it’d be lovely to relive my memories of this Summer through a playlist of songs that’ve stood out to me or meant something to me this season! (There are some bangers, I promise.)
You know me, I’ve got quite an eclectic taste in music. I’m far more at home these days with an oldies radio station being the soundtrack to my day, like the granny I am, instead of whatever’s current and popular. So, my playlists – this one included – always have heaps of old songs thrown in. Sometimes they’re ones that I’ve just discovered by stumbling across them on Spotify or by hearing them on the wireless, and sometimes they’re ones that I’ve previously loved, completely forgotten about and then rediscovered. (Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang being a perfect example of this!)
Come On Let’s Go by Broadcast – the opening song on the playlist – is a song from 2000 that I only discovered this Summer, after falling down a Wikipedia rabbit hole, randomly. I instantly fell in love with Trish Keenan’s beautiful voice and ended up listening to a fair chunk of the band’s back catalogue there and then.
Your Girlfriend by Blossoms is a great new song this Summer that I couldn’t resist throwing in. I saw them live twice last year, and it’s great that they’re slowly releasing music even though they’ve only just finished recording their third album. It’s worth giving the video to this one a watch, honestly. The costumes are brilliant, as is the narrative, and the little references thrown in (like beans on toast) make it even better. Plus the song’s so catchy that you’ll be humming it for the rest of the day – I guarantee it.
Maria by Blondie is quite a random one. I love a bit of Blondie, but I tend to stick to their 70s and 80s hits. I heard this 90s offering on the radio recently, and it reminded me of my parents singing it at me regularly when it first came out, because I was a blonde haired kid. (It’s weird what long-forgotten memories a song can spark, isn’t it?)
Anyway, that’s enough waffling – enjoy the songs!