What was on Your Playlist this Summer?

What was on your top ten playlist this past summer?

For a mini film project about Gloucester in which I am working (almost finished!) I have been immersed in summertime music. Here are a few of my favorites from this summer, in no particular order ~

Two from Daft Punk and they are”Get Lucky,”and “Lose Yourself to Dance” both featuring Niles Rodgers and Pharrell Williams. I love Pharrell Williams singing on both–he’s also featured on another favorite, “Blurred Lines.” After the controversy over the similarity between Robin Thicke’s summer hit and ” Your Precious Love,” and to honor Marvin Gaye, “Got To Give It Up,” along with “Your Precious Love,” were played often.  Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s “Same Love” is gorgeous and “Can’t Hold Us” is perfect for Greasy Pole footage . “Vacation” by the Go-Go’s and “Dreaming” by Blondie always make it onto my summertime playlists, as does IZ’s “Over the Rainbow.” I think “Stay” by Rihanna, featuring Mikky Ekko, is beautiful and so is “#Beautiful,” sung by Mariah Carey and Miguel. Two that make me cry but which also makes them especially perfect for the end of summer are “Summertime Sadness” and “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey.

I love this sweet song, “Daydreaming,” from the band Groenland, out of Montreal. Their first album was released in April of this year. About the title of their album, The Chase, the band writes, “The Chase is the pursuit of an ideal, the desire to be in constant evolution, our tendency to put ourselves in danger to understand what we’re made of. It’s also about taking risks, for our own self, alone, or with someone.”

I would be very interested to know what GMG readers are listening to. What were some of your favorite songs from the summer of 2013?