When you can experience four seasons in a day, you need a playlist that will get you through rain, hail or shine. There’s nothing worse than listening to upbeat music when you’re soaked to the skin and in need of a warm shower, or listening to Gary Jules’ ‘Mad World’ when the weather is warm. The following songs will get you through your day and weeks regardless of the weather.
Summer (or when the weather is over 25 degrees)
Katrina & The Wave – Walking On Sunshine
The quintessential summer song and an enduring classic. This song is a spaceship, and one listen will make you feel like you’re in the mid-2000s waiting for Apple to release yet another iPod.
Robin Schulz feat. Jasmine Thompson – Sun Goes Down
Alesso feat. Roy English – Cool
Think crystal clear water, sand between your toes and sunny skies. Cool, right?
One Direction – Girl Almighty
Beyoncé – XO
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Perhaps the most overplayed song of the decade (or at least 2015) but it’s become an iconic summer song and there’s a reason why it stayed #1 on the charts for so long. A modern day ‘I’m Walking On Sunshine’ if there ever was one.
Autumn (or when it’s windier than usual)
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
The Black Keys – Everlasting Light
Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
The song is slightly melancholy, slightly nostalgic and slightly optimistic. Autumn is the transition period from summer to winter and it’s only fitting to play this song during this seasonal transition.
Swim Deep – The Sea
The Spice Girls – Viva Forever
Viva Forever = a classic Spice Girls song dealing with love, loss and the fragility of time.
Spring (when the flowers have sprung)
Set Sail – The Boat Song
‘We are starting fresh now /
Starting fresh like blooming spring’
The lyrics speak for themselves.
Bag Raiders – Sunlight
Rufus – Take Me
Becky G – Shower
She’s no Rebecca Black but Becky G really did everyone a favour by releasing this carefree spring song.
Years & Years – King
Winter (or when wearing several layers is now considered normal)
The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather
“‘Cause it’s too cold for you here /
And now let me hold both your hands /
In the holes of my sweater”
The lyrics pretty much confirm what you were thinking when you read the title.
Cashmere Cat – Rice Rain
No lyrics but the song acts as good background noise.
Coldplay – Shiver
Vampire Weekend – Hudson
Sam Smith – Latch (Acoustic)
This song will make you wish you were sitting in a semi-crowded café in Darling Harbour drinking expensive organic coffees while dramatically looking out into the distance at nothing in particular.
So get out there and tackle the day ahead, and no matter what the weather is because these songs are bound to make your day that much better!