Music Fridays: Soak up the Sun

By the time you read this post, I’ll be either halfway there, or will already be dipping my feet in the ocean, and looking for sun to soak up.

I consider myself pretty luck to already be headed back to see my friend, the ocean. I saw it briefly last April, and had a cold visit last December, but this time I’m planning on spending some quality time both poolside and on the sand.

There’s a decent chance of rain while we’re there, but like they say, “a rainy day at the beach is better than a sunny day at the office.”

This song is on my “Take me to the water” playlist, along with 59 others. The requirement to get on the playlist was simple: it should remind me of vacations, summer, the beach/water, or just make me feel like I’m on vacation.

For anyone interested, here’s my list:

  1. The Coast – Court Yard Hounds
  2. Cover me in Sunshine – P!nk and Willow Sage Hart
  3. Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
  4. Surf City – Jan & Dean
  5. (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
  6. I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
  7. Lovely Day – Bill Withers
  8. Beautiful Day – U2
  9. Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
  10. Sailing – Christopher Cross
  11. Summer Breeze – Seals & Croft
  12. Summertime – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  13. La Isla Bonita – Madonna
  14. Soak up the Sun – Sheryl Crow
  15. The Boys of Summer – Don Henley
  16. Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly & The Family Stone
  17. Vacation – The Go-Go’s
  18. Summer Nights – John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
  19. Rockaway Beach – Ramones
  20. Kokomo – The Beach Boys
  21. Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darin
  22. Knee Deep – Zac Brown Band feat. Jimmy Buffett
  23. Island in the Sun – Weezer
  24. At the Beach – The Avett Brothers
  25. Itsy Bisty Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini – Brian Hyland
  26. Cruel Summer – Bananarama
  27. Summer in the City – The Lovin’ Spoonful
  28. In the Summertime – Mungo Jerry
  29. Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters
  30. Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald
  31. In the Sun – Blondie
  32. Summer Feelings – Lennon Stella feat. Charlie Puth
  33. Brighter than the Sun – Colbie Caillat
  34. Summer – Simpson
  35. The Tide is High – Blondie
  36. Golden Hour – KC Musgraves
  37. Toes – Zac Brown Band
  38. Dancing in the Moonlight – Jubël feat. NEIMY
  39. Vamos a la Playa – Righeira
  40. Water Me – Lizzo
  41. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra
  42. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
  43. Riptide – Vance Joy
  44. Let’s go Surfing – The Drums
  45. Float On – Modest Mouse
  46. Ray of Light – Madonna
  47. Love Shack – The B-52s
  48. Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles
  49. Cake by the Ocean – DNCE
  50. Here comes the Sun – Nina Simone
  51. I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  52. Cruisin’ – Smokey Robinson
  53. Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
  54. ocean eyes – Billie Eilish
  55. Fly Away – Tones and I
  56. Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes – Jimmy Buffett
  57. Vida de Rico – Camilo
  58. Myrtle Beach – Sunny Ledford (my daughter insisted I needed this on my playlist; it’s hilarious)
  59. Calma – Pedro Capo & Farruko
  60. Two tickets to Paradise – Eddie Money

Have a great weekend!

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