yes it’s christmas…and it’s freezing here in london. today i needed warming up on a long car journey and i found my summer playlist worked a treat.
i also like to select ‘summertime’ by jazzy jeff and the fresh prince on pub jukeboxes at this time of year.
althia and donna – uptown top ranking
late 70s duo who always looked fairly surprised that the totp audience liked their song so much.
amazulu – things the lonely do
colourful 80s pop reggae at its best.
aswad – don’t turn around
possibly the best 80s pop reggae song of the entire decade.
eddy grant – do you feel my love
best known for ‘i don’t wanna dance’ and ‘electric avenue’.
john mclean – if i gave my heart to you
sweet island tune.
maxi priest – close to you
ah 1990…hot summer, world cup…
musical youth – sixteen
there was more to the boys than ‘pass the dutchie’.
nisha k – secret lover
one of those songs you’ve heard before, the first time you hear it.
rihanna – if it’s lovin’ that you want
much prefer popreggae rihanna to pvcrock rihanna.
sophia george – girlie girlie
one of my first ever records, which i ill-advisedly attempted to sing along to.
sugar minott – good thing going
as covered by sid owen…
ub40 – red red wine
this version, with the rap in the middle, was a late 80s remix.