Reader’s Choice: 2015 Spring Break Playlist
Cruising the boulevard with the friends with the top down and a dog on your lap isn’t the same without a worth-while playlist to keep your motor running. So tune in and drop out with us with this year’s Reader’s Choice: Spring Break Playlist.
“Born to Be Wild” – Steppenwolf
It got your motor running, and you wanted to drive fast, so you had to be really careful. -Marie S.
“Under the Boardwalk” – The Drifters
We’d be driving to the beach, and this was always on our mix. -Rosie T.
“Party Rock Anthem” – LMFAO
When I think about Spring Break I just imagine party songs, really. LMFAO comes to mind, or anything from MTV’s Spring Break. -Marc Mues
“Soak Up the Sun” – Sheryl Crow
It’s a great song about the lazy hazy beach bum lifestyle we all wish we could live. -Andy F.
“Lost in the Supermarket” – The Clash
Because it’s anti-consumerism and Spring Break is a spending orgy for many. It also has a breezy sound. If you’re just going for straight fun, “Everybody’s Happy Nowadays” by The Buzzcocks. You can’t listen to this and not feel like the sun is a little brighter and the future a bit more hopeful just for you. -Keith A.
“Vacation” – The Go-Gos
I remember going to the beach and hearing this song being played on radios and smells of coconut tanning lotion being slathered on bronzed bodies everywhere. -Leslie H.
“In the Water” – Radical Dads
When spring break comes to an end but home is still some miles down the road, throw on this new cut by Radical Dads, straight from Brooklyn. Sure to leave you with longing for spring break exploits, this upbeat song will none-the-less speed you on your way back into the real world. -Travis Brown
“Bright Blue Day Haze” – Mystic Braves
Their retro ‘60s psychedelic/surf sounds are perfect for cruising SoCal beaches, or beaches anywhere for that matter. -Andy Frisk
“Turn It Off” – Froth
This breezy garage tune has enough groove to keep you swaying in your car seat all the way down to Myrtle or wherever your destination may be. The point being that with tunes this good you won’t care where you end up. -Travis B.
“Continental Shelf” – Viet Cong
These guys have been making some serious waves with their 2015 debut record and it’s easy to see why on this track. Viet Cong may be from the cold north, but listening to this song while sipping Long Island iced teas poolside will convince you this blissful track was written on a yacht exploring on into summer. -Travis B.
“Dear Brother” – Puscifier
Maynard’s breezy melodic voice carries you from so many highs and lows, kind of like the QC’s weather. Except he won’t make you sick. -Megan Grant