It’s time for a new Summer mix tape!
I call this one “Love is a Swimming Pool with no Bottom,” which is a lyric taken from the first track in the playlist. (I did the same thing three months ago with my previous mix, The Clouds, the Land, the Sea, so I guess it’s a trend now…)
This time around I dug into the archives for some older tunes (60’s, 70’s, 80’s), mixed them up with a bunch of songs from some of my favorite female voices of the 90’s (10,000 Maniacs, The Cranberries, The Sundays, Innocence Mission, etc.) and threw in a healthy dose of brand new stuff, too. And, since I kind of enjoy having an over-arching theme where I can, several of my selections also had something to do with summer.
It’s kind of a weird mish-mosh, and there are a few tracks that I question whether I’ll still be enjoying them on the millionth listen a few months from now, but for the most part I like it.
There’s definitely a larger percentage of songs you will recognize on this playlist as compared to many of my others.
Interested in a track list?
1: The Submarines – Swimming Pool
2: X Ambassadors – Renegades
3: Wiretree – Big Coat
4: Gabrielle Aplin – Never Fade
5: Bananarama – Cruel Summer
6: Maroon 5 – Sugar
7: Foster The People – I Would Do Anything For You
8: The Cranberries – Dreams
9: 10,000 Maniacs – Circle Dream
10: Charlie Belle – Shake You Off
11: Bronze Radio Return – Shake, Shake, Shake
12: Seals & Crofts – Summer Breeze
13: The Sundays – Love
14: The Innocence Mission – A Wave Is Rolling
15: Good Old War – Can’t Go Home
16: Lee DeWyze – Silver Lining
17: Passion Pit – Take a Walk
18: The Mamas & The Papas – Go Where You Wanna Go
19: Elle King – Ex’s & Oh’s
20: Broken Bells – No Matter What You’re Told
21: The Kooks – Shine On
22: The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon
23: The Foggy Few – Summer Feel Good
If you see a playlist embedded below, you can click Play and listen to it right here right now. If you don’t see a playlist, you can click here to be taken to the 8tracks website to listen.
If you have a smartphone, you can download the 8tracks app and listen to the playlist on the go. Which is cool. I made this one to be a driving mix, so I’d love it if you wanted to hear it that way, too!
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