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The Ultimate Summer Driving Soundtrack

Sun’s out, the big guns are out.

Image: Shutterstock/Lucas Inacio

THE WEATHER MIGHT not always be appropriate for driving with the top down but we are up for a good summer soundtrack once there’s a ‘Ju-’ at the start of the month.

Let this propel you towards the next weekend, or even just brighten up the next drive to the supermarket.

And not a mention of ‘July -ly -ly, July, -ly -ly…’ – we promise.

The Ultimate Summer Driving Soundtrack:

  • Blister In the Sun (Violent Femmes)
  • Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys)
  • Taj Mahal (Jorge Ben Jorge)
  • Under The Pressure (The War On Drugs)
  • Life Is A Highway (Rascal Flatts)
  • The Modern Age (The Strokes) 
  • Don’t Move (Phantogram)
  • I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun (Nuyorican Soul)
  • Summer Breeze (The Isley Brothers)
  • The Middle (Jimmy Eat World)
  • The Bay (Metronomy)
  • Bra (Cymande)
  • Big Blue Wave (Hey Ocean!)
  • Five Seconds (Twin Shadow)
  • Waitin’ On A Sunny Day (Bruce Springsteen)
  • The Suburbs (Arcade Fire)
  • I Ran (So Far Away) A Flock of Seagulls
  • Boyfriend (Best Coast)
  • California Love (2Pac feat Dr Dre)
  • I Feel Free (Cream)
  • Born To Be Wild (Steppenwolf)
  • Hot Child In The City (Nick Glider)
  • 99 Red Balloons (Nena)
  • Black Betty (Ram Jam)
  • No Particular Place To Go (Chuck Berry)
  • Give It To Me Baby (Rick James)
  • Highway of Endless Dreams (M83)
  • Giant (The The)
  • Mr Brightside (The Killers)
  • Bloodshake (Peace)
  • Regulate (Warren G & Nate Dogg)

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