It’s raining in California this week. It’s also day three hundred bazillion of quarantine so it’s time to make a playlist that can transport me to happier times. ( I’m actually ok. I’m healthy. I have a great home to self distance in with a view of the ocean. I’m being dramatic.)
The lyrics to Ben Harper’s song really resonates with my spirit… “she’s only happy in the sun” because TRUTH!
Pretty sure J Boog’s song, Sunshine Girl, is about me.
Anyway here’s a list of songs about the sun that will hopefully make you smile and dance and forget there’s a worldwide pandemic happening.
As the weather starts to cool down… for some of us (it’s 90 degrees today in San Diego), we often find ourselves daydreaming about warmer days. I created the perfect playlist to instantly bring you to a beach in your mind.
Ziggy’s song is an obvious one but I still bump it.
“Falling” by Iration instantly brings me back to sophomore year of college when I was spending a lot of time in Waikiki with my group of friends. I can almost taste the Four Lokos. But seriously it’s a great feel good song. I recently saw them in concert at the Del Mar Races and it was just as good live.
“Wade in Your Water” by Common Kings is the perfect song for cruising up to the North Shore. I heard they opened up for Bruno Mars when he was in Hawaii and it was an amazing show. I’ll have to catch them sometime soon.
“Higher Than the Clouds” by Anuhea is MY JAM. This girl is so talented and I remember seeing her play at The Shack (RIP) in Waikiki 10 years ago and thinking this girl is going places. She just released the sweetest version of “True Colors” in Hawaiian for the Lullaby album with a bunch of Hawaiian artists (check it out for your keiki) but I didn’t put it on this list because it’s not very “beach vibey”. “Higher Than the Clouds” is my favorite song of hers.
Last time I was home my mom and I went to the Pure Aloha Fest to see Anuhea perform and then this guy was on after her and we instantly fell in love. Spawnbreezie was so fun live and makes for great beach tunes. My mom’s coworkers are impressed she listens to him too when she puts him on their office radio.
The Green is the best Hawaiian band out there. They have a ton of great songs but “Come In” is one of my faves. Rebelution and SOJA also bring me back to college days. I have some funny stories regarding these bands but I’ll save that for another post. Maybe.
J-Boog, Fiji and Kolohe Kai are also goodies. Check out all their music not just the ones I suggested.
Have fun at the beach! Or at least go there in your mind with these tunes.