Summer Sounds: That summer feeling

Searching for the perfect summer soundtrack? The Sunday Business Post's music critics select the songs - and albums - to make summer all the sweeter.

1st June, 2014
Lana Del Rey: hazy summer sounds.

Soul & Hip-hop

Sunshine improves everything, which is why even the best summers provide their cheesy disco hits. But, like memorable holidays, beach parties, midnight swims and picnics, the best summers linger with lasting soundtracks – songs which evoke the soul, sights, sounds and aromas with some memorable hooks and plenty of bass.

Run-DMC stamped the sweltering summer of 1986 with one of hip-hop’s mainstream breakthrough albums Raising Hell, which gave us the sunny party...

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