(Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish!)
I always feel as though some music is constantly linked to certain years in my head. ‘Ho Hey’ by The Lumineers is a 2013 song, ‘English Kids In America’ by Lower Than Atlantis will always remind me of 2014, just like ‘Nerve’ by Don Broco takes me straight back to summer 2015 every single time.
These ten songs are always going to bring me right back to the summer of 2016.
10) ‘You’re So Cheap’ by Dead!
9) ‘Get Over It’ by Lower Than Atlantis
I didn’t like this song when it was released (it’s a bit standard, admit it!) but something clicked for me after hearing it live. Despite having listened to ‘Work For It’ – the song they only released last month – more, I can’t actually remember what that one sounds like off of the top of my head. I couldn’t include a forgettable song on this list.
8) ‘You & Me’ by The Hunna
7) ‘Secrets’ by State Champs
6) ‘Let Go’ by This Wild Life ft. Maya Tuttle
5) ‘Night People’ by You Me At Six
4) ‘Everybody’ by Don Broco
Cowboys are the best things.
3) ‘Closer’ by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
2) ‘Serotonia’ by Highly Suspect
While I was tempted to include ‘Hello, My Name Is Human’ because it’s only just been released, ‘Serotonia’ is the song I can’t stop listening to. Opening with the self-absorbed line “I wish that everyone I knew was dead, so that I’d never have to pick up the phone”, I was struck by how candid this band’s lyrics are.
1) ‘Stupid For You’ by Waterparks
From that opening “hey!”, I was hooked. Unapologetically pop, with synths and electronics weaved throughout, Waterparks first taste of their debut album is addictive. “You’re yellow, I’m natural blue”, vocalist Awsten Knight croons his girlfriend, yellow Power Ranger Ciara Hanna, and if the rest of the album is as adorable as this song it’s going to be very fun indeed.
I hope you enjoyed this Top Ten Tuesday! What have been your favourite songs this summer?