It’s that time of year again: We’re all anticipating what’s to come, and in the meantime, wondering if we’re going to get as much dock time with loved ones as last summer.
As we reflect on summers passed, there are always key moments that stand out among the countless days spent in the sun with family and friends. But whether it’s watching the sun go down after a long afternoon spent on the dock, dusting off old boardgames to pass the time on a rainy day, eating way too many marshmallows around the fire, or just the feeling of freedom you get when you disconnect in nature, nothing invokes memories like these quite like music.
For many of us, the classic tunes below have a special way of bringing us back to those happy moments, but if that’s not the case for you, they’re also perfect for making new summer memories to.
1. Stevie Wonder – Uptight
2. Blue Rodeo – Lost Together
3. The Beatles – Twist and Shout
4. Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride
5. Tom Petty – Free Falling
6. BTO – Let It Ride
7. Neil Young – Unknown Legend
8. Blue Rodeo – Head Over Heels
9. Lou Reed – Walk on the Wild Side
10. Otis Redding – The Dock of the Bay
11. Joni Mitchell – All I Want
12. Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Which song reminds you of past summers?