Summer Songs to Get You in the Holiday Mood

Still in the office? There's not long to go before you turn on your out-of-office message. Turn up the volume on these summer sounds to get you in the holiday mood

Lana Del Rey in High by the Beach (2015). Picture / Supplied.

If you're like us and counting down the days until you're footloose and fancy-free, there's nothing like a good summer song to get you in the right frame of mind. From the sunshine pop of California to the distinctive reggae beats with their roots in Jamaica, we've selected some of our favourite tracks that evoke a summery disposition.

Lovely Day by Bill Withers (1977)

Just Like Honey by Jesus and the Mary Chain (1985)

California Dreamin' by The Mamas & Papas (1965)

Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac (1987)

Sunny Afternoon by The Kinks (1966)

Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears (1985)

Holiday by Madonna (1983)

Tide Is High by Blondie (1980)

Could You Be Loved by Bob Marley (1980)

School's Out For Summer by Alice Cooper (1972)

Beautiful by Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell (2003)

Seasons (Waiting On You) by Future Islands (2014)

Losing You by Solange (2012)

Let Forever Be by The Chemical Brothers (1999)

Divine Idylle by Vanessa Paradis (2007)

Govinda by Kula Shaker (1996)

High By the Beach by Lana Del Rey (2015)

Rock the Boat by Aaliyah (2001)

 Bedroom Eyes by The Dum Dum Girls (2011)

Sunshowers by M.I.A (2005) 

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