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My Starry Soundtrack to Summer 2011

I’ve just been putting the finishing touches to my summer soundtrack and what happens… it’s starts tipping it down with rain. ūüė¶¬† According to the weather forecast we’re due rain for the next 3 WEEKS! ¬†Let’s hope they’ve got it wrong.¬† Anyway whatever the weather, I’m¬†going to¬†crank up the summer tunes and pretend it’s still summer… well, for at least another week anyhow ūüėČ

Is there anyone else out there¬†that¬†loves bouncing around the kitchen and singing at the top of their¬†voice while they¬†cook?¬† Surely I’m not the only one!¬†Come on, own up! What songs get you bouncing round the kitchen?¬†Is there one song in particular that sums up your summer 2011?¬† If so, I’d love to hear what it is.

There are¬†15 songs on my Summer Soundtrack, but if I had to pick the one that reminds me most of this summer, it would be first one.¬†¬†As soon as the CD¬†arrived in the post, Lil’ L and I stuck it in the stereo, selected this track, and¬†danced around the living room like maniacs, singing along at the tops of our voices lol!¬† It’s also been played a lot in the kitchen, and A LOT¬†of times on the 10+ hour journeys to and from France this summer.¬†

Although I’ve numbered my¬†top summer¬†tracks, they¬†are in¬†no particular order. I LOVE them all. ūüôā


1. Calvin Harris – Stars Come Out (Ready for the Weekend)

2. Faithless – Sun to Me (The Dance)
I love this song.  Very cool video too

3. Magnetic Man – Boiling Water (feat Sam Frank) (Magnetic Man)
Beautiful track! I love Sam’s voice.

4. Katy B РOn a Mission (On a Mission)
We went to see Katy B earlier this year and it was a very memorable night. Every single person in the Bristol O2 Academy was getting their groove on, including Katy herself.  That girl has so much energy! 

5. Chase & Status – Blind Faith (No More Idols)
This sent shivers down my spine the first time I heard it.   

6. DJ Fresh –¬†Louder (ft Sian Evans)
Check out those skaters! 

7. Chris Brown & Benny Benassi РBeautiful People

8. Inna РSun is Up
Great summer tune. OMG this girl is so sexy!!¬† I don’t want to damage your eyes, so try listening without watching ūüėČ

9. Rizzle Kicks – Down with the Trumpets
Every time I hear¬†this tune my head starts¬†nodding, then the body starts bouncing. ¬†I’m down with you Rizzle Kicks ūüėČ

10. Ray Foxx (ft Lovelle) –¬†La Musica (The Trumpeter)
This tune really does scream SUMMER!!!

11. Katy B РPower on Me (On a Mission)
I don’t think Katy’s released this as a single yet, but¬†it’s a fantastic tune to get your groove on to.¬†¬†I love the whole album.¬† It’s been played A LOT in my kitchen ūüôā

12. Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed
Gorgeous song!¬† It’s quite old, but fits my summer 2011 soundtrack perfectly. I can’t help singing along to it ūüėȬ† Great video too.

13. Calvin Harris (ft Kelis) РBounce
Great tune to bounce along to.¬†¬†Lil’ L sings¬†along every time he hears it on the radio.¬† It will very much remind me of summer 2011.

14. Will.I.Am РStar 
This summer, stars feature a lot in my soundtrack.¬† I love anything that sparkles ūüėȬ† This is one of my favourite tunes of all time.

and finally…

15. Calvin Harris – Feel so Close
Another great tune to bounce along to.  

Time to crank up the stereo¬†and¬†get creative.¬† I’ve got A LOT¬†of baking to do this month ūüėČ



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