Playlist: Seaside tracks


Wind in your hair, sand between your toes and music in your ear, who doesn’t love the seaside? For all those fun memories and the future ones to come, here’s a selection of great songs inspired by the seaside.


Frightened Rabbit – Swim Until You Can’t See Land
A scene from the 2008 movie The Wackness with Ben Kingsley inspired lead singer Scott Hutchison to write this song: “It’s about losing your mind in order to reset the mind and the body. Forget what’s gone on before and wash it out.“


Mr. Probz – Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)
After Dutch artist Mr. Probz first released Waves, several remixers took a crack at the guitar ballad. Robin Schulz’s breezy, hypnotic dance mix finally sent the song through the roof worldwide.


Smoke City – Underwater Love
A 1997 Levi’s commercial with lots of attractive mermaids helped the song become a hit – three years after being released.


The Lumineers – Dead Sea
Such a sweet compliment! If you are your partner’s Dead Sea, it’s impossible to sink when you’re together. Awww!


R.E.M. – Nightswimming
Written by bassist Mike Mills, this nostalgic song revisits the idyllic childhood memory of when the band would go skinny dipping in their hometown of Athens, Georgia.


Metronomy – The Bay
On the band’s third album, English Riviera, frontman Joseph Mount hones in on the charms of southwest England with The Bay, referring to the city of Torbay, a popular tourist destination.


The Jezabels – Deep Wide Ocean
The deep wide ocean is a great symbol for all those tears we shed after a lost love. But fortunately there is music to keep us going!

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