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Sunshine & Summertime: 17 Songs to Ease Your Winter Woes


In yesterday’s Everyday Nostalgia post, we offered up ways to create a home filled with warmth. One suggestion: surround yourself with those things that give you comfort. In our nostalgic little world here at The Nostalgia Diaries, listening to music is one of those soul-affirming experiences that provides happiness, comfort, calm, and warmth. And this is especially true when we find ourselves searching out music that creates visions of sun, surf, sand, and summer in the midst of these cold, angry February days.

So find a sunny spot in your home, pour yourself a hot cup of tea, or coffee, or cocoa (or if you want to pretend you are on the beach, break out a Corona), and settle in with these 17 tunes that will surely help ease your winter woes.

1) Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran (1958)

2) Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer – Nat King Cole (1963)

3) A Summer Song – Chad & Jeremy (1964)

4) Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks (1966)

5) Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly and the Family Stone (1969)

6) In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry (1970)

7) Summer – War (1976)

8) Summer Nights – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (1978)

9) Cruel Summer – Bananarama (1983)

10) Walking On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves (1983)

11) Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams (1985)

12) Summer Nights – Van Halen (1986)

13) Endless Summer Nights – Richard Marx (1988)

14) Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (1991)

15) Summertime – The Sundays (1997)

16) Summer Girls – LFO (1999)

17) Sunshine & Summertime – Faith Hill (2005)

Got some tunes of your own that keep you warm? Share them with us!





4 thoughts on “Sunshine & Summertime: 17 Songs to Ease Your Winter Woes

  1. Great collection of songs and glad to see that you really went back in time to showcase songs that many of us probably wouldn’t get a chance to hear otherwise.

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