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Summer 2013 Song List


My dad is very hip when it comes to music. It’s common to hear him ask questions like “Hey Sara, have you seen the latest Beyonce music video?” And the answer is almost always no, he beat me to it! For his birthday, I always like to make him a CD with the latest music, so don’t be surprised if you pull up in your car next to his and hear Pitbull playing :) He’s all over it!

picstitch-6Last week, we celebrated his birthday up in northern Wisconsin on the Lake. So this year’s birthday CD was full of relaxing, fun summer music that was perfect for listening to while having some beers (or margaritas!) and grilling after a full day of skiing and swimming in the lake. (That’s my brother below, jumping the wake on 1 ski!)

picstitch-5Here is a sampling of some of the songs. I hope there are some new songs you don’t have yet! Or some old ones you’ve forgotten about!

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home

Matt the ElectricianPrison Bones

The LumineersBig Parade

The LumineersFlowers in Your Hair

Anna KendrickCups (If you haven’t seen Pitch Perfect yet, rent it! It is hysterical and the acapella music is awesome!)

Zac Brown Band – Keep Me In Mind

The Wood BrothersOne More Day

The Marshall Tucker BandCan’t You See

The Rolling Stones Beast of Burden

The Rubber Knife GangTennessee Mountain Girl

Emeli Sandé – Next To Me


Last week Ashley, Elaine and I spent 6 hours in the car driving from Napa to LA. Needless to say, we listened to A LOT of music! Ashley introduced us to Emeli Sandé and I am now hooked on her song “Next to Me”. Emeli is a Scottish singer and songwriter and actually sang in both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics. Simon Cowell called her “his favourite songwriter at the minute” and whatever Simon says, I can’t help but believe!! Hope you enjoy this song as much as I do…