Summertime is almost here and everyone likes to listen to tunes that remind them of sunshine, sea and sangria. We have picked our Top 10 Holiday Tunes for 2014, a mix of new summery songs and some classics that will make you feel oh so summery…
1. Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones – I Got You
This song is currently riding high in the top of the charts and it is easy to see why. Everything about this song says summertime. Steel drums, a beat that makes you think of beach parties and a brilliant sample of Whitney Houston to sing along with. We defy you not to think of being in the sunshine when you hear it!
2. DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince – Summertime
This really needs no introduction. If you are over the age of 25 this song will immediately conjure up images of Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff cruising around in their open top car, having fun and enjoying the summertime. This is a classic holiday tune, perfect for lazing by the pool to or barbecuing in the garden at home on a sunny afternoon.
3. Route 94 – My Love
Another new, awesome, summery dance tune released at just the right time to make us feel summery. Expect to hear this everywhere this summer if you are heading out to bars while you are on holiday. It’s also chilled out enough to sunbathe to.
4. Bob Marley – Could You Be Loved
No holiday playlist would be complete without a bit of Bob to chill out to. Any of his songs are perfect for a day on the beach or hanging by the pool sipping on cocktails. Listening to this song instantly makes you feel happier and more summery.
5. Gypsy Kings – Volare
This is especially for all you holidaymakers heading over to Spain. We can guarantee that you will hear this blasting out of a beach bar or tapas restaurant while you are soaking up the sun on the Costa. Someone get me a glass of sangria…
6. Faul & Wad Ad vs Pnau – Changes
This is a gorgeous Ibiza-esque dance tune that will sound perfect on the beach or in a club this summer. Just don’t ask us to pronounce the artists name!
7. The Chainsmokers – #Selfie
This may be one of the most annoying songs ever but it will be EVERYWHERE this summer. No bar in Europe will be able to escape the #Selfie craze. It may be annoying but we have to admit we kind of like it too!
8. Madonna – Holiday
No holiday playlist would be complete without this classic. Dust off your 80s denim cut offs, order yourself a Babycham and get down to Madonna’s classic holiday tune.
9. Energy 52 – Café de Mar
Even if you are not heading off to the White Isle this summer this song sounds great booming out of any beach bar. This is a classic dance tune that make you think of sunsets on the beach, partying with friends and sipping cocktails by the pool.
10. The Beach Boys – Surfin USA
The Beach Boys summery tunes immediately conjure up images of babes in bikinis and surf dudes hitting the California surf. What is not to like about that! Get your surf board out and hit the beach…
So there you have our choice of our favourite holiday tunes, old and new. If you have listened to these and feel the desperate need to get yourself on holiday (as we do!) check out our great selection of holiday villas and apartments where you can relax, throw on some tunes and soak up the sun… Visit Panoramic Villas for details of all our holiday homes.