The time has come, baby loves, for the Summer Singalong CD comp. Every year, I make a CD to stick in my car which is as singalongy as possible and usually includes a lot of new tracks as well as some choice oldies. I’m going for pure, silly harmony, groovy grooviness here, not trying to be educational or daring. This is actually the CD in my car now that I yowl along to as I’m bowling along.
The astute viewer might notice the influence of a certain major videogame… 😛
Here we go!
Summer Singalong 2008, 19 songs, 1:14: total time, 142.2 MB
Get Innocuous! – LCD Soundsystem
Perfect for the windows down, the wind in your face, head nodding, prog singing!
Fell In Love Without You – Motion City Soundtrack
Amazingly poppy and admirably concise.
Again & Again – The Bird and the Bee
The one I do my girly vocals to.
Mr Understanding – Pete and The Pirates
You will be humming this all bloody day.
Hot Lips – Pacific!
Dreamy Swedie synthpop – check out the album.
These Fangs – Say Hi to Your Mom
Pure, straight – ahead, damn catchy indierock. Summer!
Future – Cut Copy
Perfect for around 8.50pm when the sun’s just starting to dip.
Glue Girls – Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
SSLYBY are stuffed with singalong pop.
Divine – Sébastien Tellier
Eurovision – he was robbed!
Veiled In Grey – Mystery Jets
MJ just get better and better…
This Gift – Sons and Daughters
Very moody, very catchy, sounds a bit like Ladytron on guitars.
Equinoxe Part 5 – Jean-Michel Jarre
You can meow this so it must be pop.
Little Bit – Lykke Li
Another chance for me to camp it up!
I Lust U – Neon Neon
Brilliant, glassy electropop.
Draw In The Reins – Cats on fire
Defiantly summery, crammed with energy. But even better live!
She Can Do What She Wants – Field Music
Soooo singalong! Do the harmonies!
Dancing Queen – Laakso
I can’t sing this but it’s fun trying.
Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who
Soviet Connection (Theme from Grand Theft Auto IV) – Michael Hunter
Beautifully melancholic and yet still quite bippy. I’m in the game every time I hear this.
There you have it. If you assemble the above playlist and stick it in your car, I guarantee it’ll make you happy. But be careful, some of these are definitely drive-faster tracks. Don’t drive mad now!