There’s just something about a summer night that so easily evokes nostalgia, don’t you think?
It’s that moment when the day finally starts to cool off, the moment the sun starts kissing the horizon, the moment the cicadas and crickets start singing. And in those moments, it’s so easy to think back to those easy, long-ago summer nights of no worries and no cares—ones that held things like slow sunset walks on the beach, sitting around roaring campfires with friends, swinging on a swing or rocking in a rocking chair on a porch as stars begin twinkling above, and running around and laughing in lush fields at dusk, trying to catch fireflies in a jar.
They were the moments that were so beautiful they practically shimmered.
And the songs that we’re sharing on our Music Monday playlist today do just that: They shimmer. Although these songs are current and didn’t exist when we were children, their layered, lush melodies, gentle, delicate vocals, and lonesome, evocative sounds—those that come from instruments like banjos, mandolins, fiddles, and acoustic guitars—make these songs feel like the days of yesteryear. They become the perfect springboard to take us back in time, and put together, this playlist, 18 Nostalgia-Inducing Songs for Easy Summer Nights, seems like it could provide the perfect backdrop to a slideshow of snapshots that captured the easy summer nights of days gone by.
Enjoy this list, and then let us know: Have you heard of any of these songs? Do they feel like summer nights to you? What songs would be on your easy summer night playlist?
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At The Nostalgia Diaries, our goal is to help you simplify, enhance, and engage your lives by focusing on the most important things: remembering, appreciating, believing, and becoming. It’s all about celebrating the past to create better days today.