Beach Playlist

Memorial Day weekend has been said to be the “unofficial start to summer”. So since I am not officially going anywhere this weekend—and right now have to endure the rainy weather in New York— I thought it would be nice to at least have a beachy music line-up.

From the classics to the current “stoned”-worthy tunes, here are 20 songs that are sure to put you in a summer mood.

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1. “Whenever I Call you Friend” –  Stevie Nicks and Kenny Loggins

2. “Let’s Go Surfing” – The Drums

3. “Exodus” – Bob Marley

4. “The Great Salt Lake” – Band of Horses

5. “Summer of ’69” – Bryan Adams

6. “This Must Be the Place” – The Talking Heads

7. “The Boys of Summer” – Don Henley

8. “Hotel California” – The Eagles

9. “Good Guys (Don’t Wear White)” – Minor Threat

10. “We Used to Wait” – Arcade Fire

11. “Wouldn’t It be Nice” – The Beach Boys

12. “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” – Otis Redding

13. “Last Summer” – Lostprophets

14. “Australia” – The Shins

15. “Reelin’ In the Years” – Steely Dan

16. “Is There a Ghost” – Band of Horses

17. “Down Under” – Men at Work

18. “Here Comes the Sun” – The Beatles

19. “Wordless Chorus” – My Morning Jacket

20. “Mexico” – James Taylor

Listen to Donavon Frankenreiter’s Beach Playlist on Q by Equinox here.

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