To beat the summer heat in a tropical country like the Philippines where else do people go? –the beach!!! With a lot of beach resorts to choose from, everyone will surely have a great summer experience in our own definition of FUN whether we're up for a beach party, water sports, food trip, or simply for meditation and relaxation. Aside from the company of our friends, colleagues, and family, the experience wouldn't be complete without our life's soundtrack. So here's the list of the beach songs of my personal choice which you might consider to add on your playlist:
10. Selfish—Sunset Daze
Originally released by The Other Two who are Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert of New Order. The band name refers to the fact that the other New Order members, Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook, had already released solo records when the first The Other Two record, the single "Tasty Fish," came out 1991.
09. California Dreaming – Benny Bennassi
House version of Benny Benassi from the popular song by The Mamas & the Papas, first released in 1965. The song is #89 in Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The lyrics of the song are about a man in a cold winter landscape longing for the warmth of California.
08. True Faith—New Order
True Faith is a 1987 track from New Order, produced by Stephen Hague. True Faith is one of New Order's most popular songs.
This track was used in the opening nightclub scene in Mary Harron's film adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis's novel American Psycho and in James Bridges's 1988 film adaptation of Jay McInerney's novel Bright Lights, Big City. It also appears at the end of the 14th episode of the third season of the American TV series Queer as Folk.
07. Waiting in Vain—Bob Marley
Waiting in Vain is a song written and recorded by reggae musician Bob Marley for his 1977 album Exodus. Released as a single, it hit number twenty-seven in the UK Singles Chart.
Waiting in Vain was covered by Annie Lennox for her album Medusa. It was released as the album's third single in 1995 and reached number thirty-one on the UK singles chart. Lennox's version was used in the 2001 film Serendipity and the 2002 film Changing Lanes.
Santeria is a song by Sublime on the album Sublime. The song includes the bassline and guitar riff from Sublime's earlier song "Lincoln Highway Dub" off the album Robbin' the Hood.
This song tells the story of a jealous ex-boyfriend pursuing to reclaim his ex-girlfriend from a man. The lead singer of Sublime, Bradley Nowell refers to the man as "sancho" and his ex-girlfriend as "heina". In Mexico, a man who steals another man's girl is often referred to as "el Sancho" and a man's woman or girlfriend is referred to as "heina".
05. Satisfaction—Benny Bennassi
Satisfaction is a Benny Benassi track from his 2003 album Hypnotica. The track was Benassi's debut single and most successful song, peaking at number 2 in the UK. It was also used in a TV commercial for an Australian beer.
Amber is a 2001 single from the band 311 off their album From Chaos. Focusing more on their reggae roots, the song is about Nick Hexum's then fiancé Nicole Scherzinger. Scherzinger appears briefly in the music video, playing in the ocean with Hexum.
03. Ever After – Bonnie Bailey
From the Hed Kandi Beahc House 2004 collection. Hed Kandi is a UK-based record label and a music brand which was established in 1999 specializing in commercial house music. Hed Kandi's catalogue includes both artist albums and various genres of club compilations.
Porcelain is a song by Moby, as the sixth single from his electronic album, Play. It was first featured in 1998 film Playing by Heart and appeared as soundtrack to the 2000 film the Beach before it was actually released on June 12, 2000.
01. Pure Shores—All Saints
Pure Shores is on top of my list and my all-time favorite beach song by All Saints. It was released as the first single from their second album, Saints & Sinners and was first heard from the film The Beach in 2000.