Whether you’re driving across the country or jumping on a long haul flight, it’s always a great idea to be traveling with a soundtrack for your trip. Carefully-selected tunes which will set the mood. But now that summer is here, which songs can make up that perfect playlist?
“Summer travel songs should get you thinking about wide open blue skies, a beating sun and cocktails on the beach. They should be a toe tapping accompaniment to lapping waves or be redolent with the sounds of exotic destinations.”
With that in mind, here are a few suggestions of must-haves for your travel playlist – 18 infectious tunes that invoke a sense of summer. Some of them are currently topping the charts, some are classic tunes, but they all have one thing in common … I can’t get them out of my head!
Let me know if you have any songs to add in the comments. And at the end of the post, enter to win an iTunes voucher worth £50 courtesy of the new “Sounds like Summer” track creator!
Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
Life Is A Highway – Tom Cochrane
Can’t Stop the Feeling! – Justin Timberlake
Ludacris – Rest Of My Life ft. Usher, David Guetta
I’ve Lived – One Republic
Shut Up and Drive – Rihanna
This is What You Came For – Calvin Harris & Rhianna
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Elle King, Ex’s & Oh’s
Avicii – Wake Me Up
Me Too – Meghan Trainor
If it Aint Love – Jason Derulo
Sitting on Top of the World – Delta Goodrem
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Livin on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia
Everyday is a Winding Road – Sheryl Crow
Summer – Calvin Harris
WINNER of a £50 iTunes Voucher:
Lindy! (DJ name: LindyLoves)
Competition is CLOSED
To celebrate the launch of their new “Sounds like Summer” track creator, First Choice are giving away an iTunes voucher worth £50.
How to enter: Use the Summer Soundboard to create a summer track which invokes a sense of travel. You can build your own track using drums, synth and special guest artist samples, and browse other people’s tracks for inspiration. It’s fun! Once your masterpiece is finished, give it a title, share it, and leave a comment here with the link to your share!
Rules: Share your track on either Facebook, Twitter, or your blog, with a short blurb explaining the story behind it. Mention your DJ name and song name, tagging #soundslikesummer. Leave the link to your blog or social media post in the comments section of this post to enter.
Competition closes: August 10 2016 at 11.59pm AEST (Sydney time). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. Winner will be contacted via the email address provided when submitting their comment.
Full Terms and Conditions
The winner will be prized with an iTunes voucher worth £50. Anyone can enter – there are no restrictions on location.
This prize has been donated by First Choice who may change the conditions of their prizes at any time. We have done our best to cover all conditions, but ultimately hold no responsibility for any change, interruption or termination of the prizes. No claims on the part of the participants shall arise in these cases.
The winner will be selected at random and informed via email. Failure to claim the prize within one week of this email may lead to a new winner being drawn. You will receive your prizes directly from the sponsor. All prizes are as stated and no cash alternative will be given or exchange. Competition closes at 11.59pm on Wednesday August 10 2016 at 11.59pm AEST (Sydney time).
Participation is free and at the participant’s own risk. All costs, taxes and fees arising in connection with the winning of a prize are in the sole responsibility of the winner. There is no right of appeal. We shall be entitled to exclude individual participants from this and future competitions if there are justified reasons, such as violation of conditions of participation.