Ultimate Summer Playlist

Ultimate Summer Playlist
I’ve seen this floating around on a few blogs as part of the Money Supermarket competition. Unfortunately they’ve filled the maximum entries now but I thought it was a fun post so am doing it anyway.
Music isn’t something that I really mention on my blog, but I really do love it. I love how simply hearing a song on the radio can completely change your mood and trigger so many memories, taking you right back to a certain time/place. These are just a few of my favourite Summer time songs.
Stereophonics – Have a Nice Day
I am a massive Stereophonics fan and will one day marry Kelly Jones. Have a nice day isn’t my all time favourite Stereophonics song, I’d struggle to choose just one but I do know that it would be something from either the Word Gets Around or Perfomance and Cocktails album. Have a Nice Day isn’t on either of those albums so you may be wondering why I’ve included it here. The simple reason is the memories. I always remember driving around in my best friend’s green Peugeot (we went everywhere in that car back in the day!), the sun had come out for the first time that year so we decided to go and buy an ice cream to celebrate. This song then came on the radio. We turned the volume up, wound down the windows and sung our little hearts out before enjoying our ice creams. It was such a feel good moment and this song now takes me right back to that feeling.
DJ Sammy – Boys of the Summer
An oldie but a goodie. I always used to play this song in the Summer when I lived at home with my mam & dad, I’ve loved it ever since. Another feel good Summer song.
Joe ft G-Unit – Ride Wit U
Another song, another memory. This takes me right back to my first girls holiday in Kavos. We checked into our hotel to discover that we were next door to a load of boys from the Rhonda, us Welshies like to stick together so this pleased us no end. That week we spent a lot of time with those guys dancing to this song wearing straw hats. I always have a little giggle when I hear this as it reminds me of us sunburnt Welsh teenagers dancing around like idiots, we must have looked so stupid!
Sandi Thom – I wish I was a Punk Rocker
This song takes me right back to another girls holiday, this time Magaluf. I compiled a mix CD for us to listen to in the apartments before going out, this was one of the many songs on there. This particular one sticks out because everytime it came on we would stop what we were doing, pick up our hairbrushes and stand on the beds/sofa singing our little hearts out. It made the whole group come together as one and everyone of us loved it.
Oasis – Cigarettes and Alcohol
Me and two of my besties went to see Oasis in the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. It was a last minute decision to go, we booked the tickets on the Thursday and rushed down after work on the Friday to pick the tickets up and watch the gig. We missed the support acts which was a shame as we would of liked to have seen Kasabian. Oasis split up not long after this which made us so glad that we spontaneously booked those tickets, we ended up seeing one of their last ever gigs. You could sense the atmosphere between Liam & Noel on stage but it was still a blast. We sang our eyes out to all of their songs but this particular one made us go wild in our drunken state.
These are by no means my all time favourite songs, just my all time feel good songs due to the memories they trigger. No matter how down I am these songs will always turn that frown upside down!
What are your favourite feel good songs? Do you tend to associate memories to songs?

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