Let’s Talk: What is the PERFECT Summer music anthem to you?


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As we draw closer to the anticipation of the summer and the return for live music potentially to our shores, let’s talk.

Question for today: What is the PERFECT Summer music anthem to you?

What song brings you the most uplifting joy during the season of sun?

As flowers bloom, and pollen counts rise, what else rises within you when listening to a certain song?

What song makes you feel like you’re in the midst of summer – even when you’re not?

For myself, it is a hot mix-up between playing with past bands at little local and nestled music festivals covering Oasis songs in front of the breaking-hot sun to an audience of about 30 or 40 of my most dearest and cherished friends of mine. All relationships once gathered, now all lost.

But regardless, those memories are simply too precious to forget and will stay with me forever – whether or not I venture further into the music industry with stronger professional standards. Next in line would have to be Leeds Festival dating back to August in 2016, I believe, if memory serves me correct. There is nothing so simple than hiking your gear in your friends’ atrociously small car, driving across half a country to stew a piss-up in a festival fuelled with anthems, angst and anarchy.

Unfortunately, I have no photographs to show this madness because I couldn’t dare risk bringing out anything more than the price of a festival burger, but I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it.

Still,nothing quite like it, eh?


Now … whether it be on the fields of Somerset for Glastonbury Festival here in the UK, or one of the largest music festivals in Europe via the Sziget Festival in Budapest or – even simply an electronic anthem you reside with while relaxing at your local park; let me know!

12 responses to “Let’s Talk: What is the PERFECT Summer music anthem to you?”

  1. nickreeves avatar

    For a while back there I would have said Glasto 90-00: a game changer! The first EOTR was special; one summer I cut a Swedish woman’s hair and she said that she was remortgaging her house to start a music festival, which sounded cool, but unachievable. “Good luck with that.” When spring came around she gave me two tickets for the first one the following September (kind of end of summer I suppose). After the enormity of Glastonbury being in a couple of fields with 5000 and dozens of peacocks and woodlands watching British Sea Power as the sun went down was a breeze.

    Ooh, speaking of breezes…The Isley Brothers’ Summer Breeze is always a beer garden hit: the solo is the sound of sunlight on glass. As is Bran Van 3000s Drinking In LA. Ooh, er, Brown Sugar, Pavement’s Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain seems very summery to me.
    Ah, summertime…

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    1. manvmusic avatar

      Wow, what a fantastic story, Nick! I’d love to hear more from that one, sounds intriguing 🤔🤔 — for a lot of us Brits, I feel like Glastonbury festival is the strongest epitome of Summer .. oh cool, I’ve also always wanted to the Summer Breeze, maybe next year? 🗣✔️

      We’ll see …

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  2. Jo avatar

    Len – Steal My Sunshine

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    1. manvmusic avatar

      Oh simply perfect! Nice choice, my friend. Iconic anthem for Summer … we’ll be playing this soon on the shores, I’m sure.

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  3. EclecticMusicLover avatar

    Hard to choose just one, but a few that come to mind are:
    “Summer” by War
    “Sunset Grill” by Don Henley
    “Cruel Summer” by Bananarama
    “Heat of the Summer” by Young the Giant

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  4. cincinnatibabyhead avatar

    Thanks for dropping by. Maybe I can pick up some new listening over here. Top of my head to your question, The Kinks ‘Sunny Afternoon’.

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    1. manvmusic avatar

      Oh beautiful song, love love The Kinks. The epitome of music joy!

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      1. cincinnatibabyhead avatar

        Ray Davies is at the top of the heap.

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      2. manvmusic avatar

        Yeah absolutely, he’s a stellar singer-songwriter. He’s a sir now, if I recall.

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  5. believableshe83 avatar

    I usually have a new “song of the summer” every year.
    This one usually falls into the poppy-catchy category. Really, it’s a song that helps me forget that I’m not 25 anymore.

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    1. manvmusic avatar

      Ah that’s a nice idea, I like that. Gosh, I love songs like this that turn the clocks back – even if it’s for the song length of 3 minutes or so .. thanks for sharing, appreciate it x

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      1. believableshe83 avatar

        3 Excellent minutes…

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