Today is one of those hot and muggy days when you can’t bring yourself to do anything else besides bake a little bit while reclining in your kiddie pool sipping a strawberry daquiri. That is, it would be if I had a kiddie pool or was old enough to sip a daquiri . . .
Instead I just lie in the shade with my laptop and listen to songs like these. Yes, I made a point of refusing to include the Lazy Song by Bruno Mars. Overplayed much? I can’t take much more of that one. These, however, are my enduring companions on lazy summer days.
Remember, it’s about the music, not the videos. Some of these are just lyrics on a colored background as opposed to music videos, so don’t get your hopes up . . . but there may or may not be some really cool stop-motion animations snuck in here . . .
- “Bitter Sweet Symphony” by Verve
- “Pinch Me” by Barenaked Ladies
- “Island in the Sun” by Weezer
- “Strawberry Swing” by Coldplay
- “Better Together” by Jack Johnson
- “Sunburn” by Owl City
- “Big Yellow Taxi” by Counting Crows
- “Us” by Regina Spektor
- “Half of My Heart” by John Mayer
- “Mr. Blue Sky” by ELO
- “Lazy Music” by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
- “Her Beautiful Ideas” by The Guggenheim Grotto
- “I Don’t Know What I Can Save You From” by Kings of Convenience
- “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears
- “Little Fluffy Clouds” by The Orb
- “Mouthwash” by Kate Nash
- “Lazy Summer Days” by Cafe del Mar
- “Soak Up the Sun” by Sheryl Crow
- U2’s “With or Without You” by Sungha Jung
- “Come On, Get Higher” by Matt Nathanson