Friday, March 8, 2013

Sunny Day Playlist

Granted, I'd like it to be at least 30 degrees warmer, but today the SUN is out! So here is my Sunshine playlist (go here to see the Rain playlist).

"Sunshine" - Billy Miles

"Steal My Sunshine" - Len

"Pocketful of Sunshine" - Natasha Bedingfield

"Sunshine of Your Love' - Cream

"Blister in the Sun" - Violent Femmes (Picture this: it's the summer of 1985 and I'm working at a church camp -- don't worry, I worked in the office and was not influencing young minds. My roommate and I would blast this song and really, the whole album, in our cabin.)

"Walkin' on the Sun" - Smash Mouth

"Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" - George Michael & Elton John

"Walking on Sunshine" - Katrina & The Waves (Quite possibly one of my favorite songs. It's just so damn happy! This song also always reminds me of the 1987 movie The Secret of My Succe$s, starring Michael J. Fox.)

"Seasons in the Sun" - Terry Jacks

"Bright Side of the Road" - Van Morrison

"Shine" - Laura Izibor (I think I first heard her when one of my Pandora stations played one of her songs, and I immediately downloaded her album "Let the Truth Be Told.")

"Brighter Than the Sun" - Colbie Caillat

"Soak Up the Sun" - Sheryl Crow

"Sister Moon" - Sting (I know what you're thinking: WTF does this have to do with sunshine? Well, there's a lyric in this song from a Shakespeare sonnet that goes "my mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun" and Nothing Like the Sun became the title of Sting's 1987 solo album, which to this day is one of my favorites from beginning to end.)

"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" - The 5th Dimension

I'd love to hear your favorite sunny day songs and maybe add to my list!

Stay Tuned,

The Gila


  1. I always think of you when I hear Walking on Sunshine.

  2. Ooh, I might have to make this mix - it's excellent!


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