Well, considering I have finished first year of uni (woo!), that means summer is approaching where all the young ones can go out and party and have a good time. This also means I’ll have to update my playlist for the summer and I will share with you what will be on there.
Whether it old or new, upbeat or mellow, here’s my Scottish tunes for the summer:
1. Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
Not exactly the most recent song, but if you are Scottish there is no avoiding it. In parties and clubs (especially my local one), this song will almost always make an appearance on a night out, causing a united sing-a-long and comradery from the crowd. Absolute mental.
2. Pencil Full of Lead – Paolo Nutini
Again, not exactly the most recent, but it does provide a similar reaction to the first in the way of audience unity even if most don’t actually know the words to the verses (even if they pretend to…).
3. Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
What can I say? There’s clearly a theme in upbeat party tunes here.
WARNING: Outrageous chanting, jumping and dancing will ensue.
4. The Shape of Things to Come – The OK Social Club
Obviously I have previously mentioned this song but it is the perfect soundtrack to a crazy summer party setting.
5. Stay Out – Nina Nesbitt
Similar to the previous, in this tune Nina describes a typical Scottish night out, so it only makes sense to make this the soundtrack to yours.
6. Gawn ‘ae Uni – Pronto Mama
I like to include this one as a wee bit of irony for at being at uni over the summer. But, nonetheless, this is a good wee upbeat tune for the summer.
7. Black Chandelier – Biffy Clyro
Right, it’s not exactly a upbeat, dancy tune but it is still a great new single from Biffy Clyro that still requires all the standard Scottish chanting. It’s a good wee headbanging tune for that point in the night.
8. Fight Talk – Brown Bear and the Bandits
Oh, how I love this. It’s got a good, cheerful intro and (despite the lyrics) this is a running theme throughout this track. Don’t know about you but I can’t help but have a dance to it.
9. The Woodpile – Frightened Rabbit
Right, I am not the biggest Frabbit fan but I actually really like this. It’s definitely not a song you want playing at the peak of a party but more for a chilled out day in the sun.
And how could I not mention…
10. 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Not exactly a Proclaimers fan but this is another unavoidable, ground-shaking, crowd-chanting, mad-as-anything tune that is sure to get people screaming at the top of their lungs and cringing at the memories the next day.
Well there you go! I hope you enjoyed!