5 Essential Songs for Your Summer 2016 Soundtrack
Think of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’, Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ or Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’. They’re all songs of a summer past and you’re bound to have a special summertime memory associated with each, whether that’s lounging on a beach, driving on an open road or dancing in a nightclub with friends on a holiday.
This is a list of five contenders for the summer song of 2016, consisting of established artists as well as up-and-coming bright young things. They’re an essential part of your 2016 summer soundtrack and you’ll be hearing them either while you enjoy the summer at home or abroad.
Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake has been extremely busy since his last album: acting, touring and becoming a father. He’s also been hard at work writing some very good music. His ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ from the upcoming animated kids’ film ‘Trolls’ is the perfect summer melody: bright, breezy and unbelievably cheerful. You’ll be on your feet to the music or, at the very least, tapping your toes. This is tipped to be the song of the summer.
Michigan Again by The Accidentals
This sweet folksy ballad dedicated to the home state of the young, impressively accomplished trio The Accidentals leaves listeners yearning to spend their afternoon lazing in a hammock, somewhere shaded, leafy and wholesome. Disarmingly gentle but still head-noddingly catchy, this little ditty will soothe the inner flower child in every music lover.
Boy Problems by Carly Rae Jepson
Pop dynamo Carly Rae Jepson first burst on the scene with ‘Call Me Maybe’, her pure vocals lending an optimistic note (literally!) to the ‘will he or won’t he’ ring dilemma. She’s back with another appealing song that empowers and comforts people who are feeling young and unsure about their romantic status. Anyone trying to understand love will find it particularly satisfying to sing along to, especially driving along with the windows down and the volume up!
Wild Things by Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara might be small in stature but she has a big voice and uses it to full effect in this delightful youth power anthem. A call out to those feeling misplaced in today’s society, ‘Wild Things’ is a rousing testament to a generation trying to identify its role in the world. The song assets the independence of the young and philosophises about what we all need to do to collaborate and come together, this is inspiring, life-affirming stuff.
Work From Home by Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign
If you want to get your groove on this summer, look no further than this song from Fifth Harmony. With it rhythm and the strong vocals from all of the band members, you can virtually smell the suntan lotion and feel the heat of the sun when listening to this mellow R&B sizzler. This is the tune to set the scene and chill out to during scorchers at the beach or on hot summer nights.
We suggest that all of these tunes make it onto your own personal 2016 playlist during the next few months. Whether it’s fun and funky or chilled and easy-going, each will make a vastly pleasurable contribution to the melodic soundtrack of your summer holiday.
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