So it's now April . . . which means it's practically summer!
Over-optimistic? Moi? Probably not. I've mentioned before that here in Glasgow, our "summer" generally takes place in April or May. So I'm looking ahead here.
Now one thing I LOVE to do when it's sunny is laze about in the Botanic Gardens (which are handily just around the corner from me) listening to music that puts me in an extra summery (ie. very good) mood. These songs, even when played in the winter, put me in a better mood and make me long for it to be summer and for me to have a convertible car I could drive around in blasting them out of my stereo. Never mind the fact I can't drive, this is my imagination at work.
Anyway, here are the songs which make my list. It's heavy on the R&B, but that particular genre spells out summer for me.
Don't Mess With My Man - Lucy Pearl
You Know What's Up - Donnell Jones & Left Eye
What's Luv - Fat Joe & Ashanti
Livin' It Up - Ja Rule
Oooh We - Mark Ronson, Nate Dogg & Ghostface Killah
If Your Girl Only Knew - Aaliyah
California Love - 2Pac
Come To Me - P-Diddy and Nicole Scherzinger
All Over - Lisa Maffia
Ride It - Jay Sean
No Scrubs - TLC
En Vogue - Don't Let Go
I Got 5 On It - Luniz
Now that's just a small selection. I could actually have gone on all day but I thought that would be a bit pointless. Other songs which could be on that list - Try Again - Aaliyah, Gravel Pit - Wu Tang Clan, The Thong Song - Sisqo, Foolish - Ashanti, Don't Talk - Jon B, No More - 3LW, Right Here - SWV, Breathe - Blu Cantrell & Sean Paul . . . I could go on but before I get carried away again, I'll stop it there and turn this all around on you!
What's on YOUR summer playlist? Do you agree with any of these? Suggestions of other tunes to be added to the list?