By Jackie Helton, the Music Mama
If you’re still waiting for your vacation to begin (or bummed out because it’s already over), then this is the playlist for you. Go to your favorite online music store (like iTunes) and download these songs because they are going to put you on the beach — even if it’s only in your mind. I love the laid-back beach tempo in these tunes… makes me want to sleep in the sun and order a drink with a little umbrella in it.
This is also a great playlist to use when you’re having a backyard pool or patio party, if you want to create a fun, summery mood that doesn’t interfere with party conversations. Enjoy, and happy summer!
One Love, by Bob Marley
Coconut, by Harry Nilsson
Kokomo, by The Beach Boys
Don’t Worry, Be Happy, by Bobby McFerrin
Blue Hawaii, by Elvis Presley
Tiny Bubbles, by Don Ho
Somewhere Over the Rainbow, by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Volcano, by Jimmy Buffett
Two Hearts, by Chris Isaak
The Tide Is High, by Blondie
Red, Red Wine, by UB40
It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, by Alan Jackson
The Music Mama is back on the first of each month with a new playlist for your listening pleasure. Have an idea for a new list? E-mail us at mamas@nwaMotherlode.com.